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Petroglyph Park
1460 West Navajo Drive

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Nellie and Harold Chesler

This .5 acre rustic park highlights large boulders with petroglyphs. The carved images left behind on the rocks tell the stories of ancient peoples. Many of these carved images are recognizable as human and animal forms and perhaps early trail maps. Help us preserve this unique and fragile cultural heritage. Look and observe but do not touch.

* No Reservations *

Nellie and Harold Chesler were hiking with their grandkids, Shellee and Logan when the kids scaled the rock and stumbled upon ancient petroglyphs. Inspired by their find, the Chesters developed a plan to preserve the land for a future park, ensuring that generations can enjoy it. This showcases their dedication to conservation and their love for the Bloomington area. 


The Chesler family has left an indelible mark on the Bloomington community and beyond. Harold Chesler, a former Bingham city and Salt Lake County Justice of the Peace, moved to Dixie with his wife Nellie after retiring from a successful family business, Theater Candy distribution Company. As a prominent member of the Utah theater owner association, and board of theater owners of America, also a past president of National Association of Concessioners (NAC) Harold traveled extensively and even learned to fly.

The Cheslers' generosity knew no bounds. They supported various charitable organizations, including the Dixie Hospice, Dixie Health Care Foundation and the Southwest Arts Council. Harold's passion for theater and drama led him to direct several plays at Dixie College and fund raised many scholarships to encourage interest in dramatic education and nursing.

As an appointed representative of the Utah travel council in Utah’s color country Hal was instrumental in helping get the I-15 through the Narrows which we sometimes call the Arizona gorge. 

He also served on the Bloomington Park forum committee, helping to create the wonderful Bloomington Park, walking trails and Petroglyph Park we all enjoy today.

The Chesler’s were the 9th member to join Bloomington Country club. Harold served as president of Bloomington Country Club and volunteered at Elks Lodge #1743 in the 80’s. While Nellie served hundred of hours volunteering at the organizations. This also helped in getting more golf time during their retirement. 

The Cheslers' dedication to healthcare and youth opportunities never wavered. They served as members of the Dixie Health care Foundation and actively supported efforts toward better healthcare in the St. George area. Harold was also a senior member of the Utah Travel Council and one of the pioneers working with Leon Bowler to bring Dixie Power to the Bloomington area.

Through their hard work, generosity, and community involvement, the Cheslers have become a beloved part of the Bloomington area. We honor their memory and legacy as we continue to benefit from their contributions to our Bloomington community.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, they damage the turf and are NOT ALLOWED.

Yes, there are outlets in most pavilions.  The outlets are good for warming food and the use of a stereo. The outlets cannot accommodate the use of a bounce house.  A bounce house must have its own generator. There are drinking fountains, but the use of hoses and water from a spigot are not available for the public to use.


You make all park reservations online! Here's how:

1. Click here or visit https://www.sgcity.org/parkreservations/ .

2. Select the park you want from the map, scroll down on the park information window and click "Reserve an Amenity".

3. Sign in or create an account with the City of St. George.

4. Once you have logged into your account, select the amenity and the date and time you would like to reserve it. 


Please call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m if you are having issues making reservations online.

You will be emailed a Facility Reservation Permit to keep with you during your activity.  You may post your Facility Reservation Permit, if desired, at least one hour before your reservation begins to let people know that the area is reserved. The City of St. George is not responsible for doing so. 

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.;  12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.;  and 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Parks are open sunrise to 10:00 p.m., except in those areas posted with alternative hours or if extended hours were approved for a city approved event.

A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservation AND a Special Event Permit are required to hold this type of event in a park or on a trail. To have a special event you must first make the park or trail reservation and then contact Special Events at (435) 627-4712 to obtain the Special Event Permit.

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Available Amenities