Crosby Family Confluence
1850 S Convention Center Drive MapFormerly known as the Confluence Trailhead, the redesigned, relocated and enhanced trailhead is now called the Crosby Family Confluence Park. The original trailhead was constructed in 1997 and in 2010 the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) partnered with the City of St. George to construct the new park on the property formerly owned by the Crosby Family. We were able to preserve several mature Cottonwood and Pine trees as well as the iconic Mesquite tree on the property. Landscape plantings include a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees; Cottonwood, Arizona Sycamore, California Sycamore, Cork Oak, Desert Willow, Italian Stone Pine, and Mondell Pine. The understory plants include a mix of shrubs and grasses. One unique element of the Crosby Family Confluence Park is the drainage system that handles the runoff from the interchange. This system allows rainwater drainage from the interchange roadway to flow into the rock lined detention basin and percolate down through the soil. In larger storm events runoff water will flow through the rock lined channel and onto the turf where it will percolate down to a series of collection pipes and be carried to the Santa Clara River. The percolation system allows water to return to the surrounding soil, the biofiltration cleanses the storm water and slows potentially damaging direct flows to the river.
A walk around the park perimeter highlights several historic events on etched granite plaques donated by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Cotton Mission Chapter and installed as an Eagle Scout project by Parker Roe. Eagle Scout, Sterling Sims, has also installed a plaque at the beginning of this historic walk adjacent to the kiosk. Eagle Scout, Brock Graham has also provided a section of the original bridge which sits nearby.
The park anchors the Mayor’s 5.2 mile loop walk along the Virgin River Trail system connecting to the Virgin River, Webb Hill and Santa Clara River trail system.
|Amphitheater||Electric Outlets||Picnic Tables||Tennis Courts|
|Basketball Courts||Fishing Pond||Playground||Trailhead|
|Carousel||Horseshoe Pits||Reservable||Walking Path|
|Climbing Wall||Pavillion, Covered||Softball Field||WiFi Hotspot|
|Dog Park||Parking||Splash Pad||Disc (frisbee) Golf|
|Drinking Fountains||Pickleball Courts||Soccer Field||Community Garden|
|Skate Park||Futsal Field||Porta Potties||Hiking Trail|