September 2015 Around Town 1


Surgery Center opens at Lone Peak Hospital

Lone Peak Surgery Center has recently opened, complementing the services already provided by Draper’s Lone Peak Hospital and offering a variety of outpatient procedures. Specialized procedures include ENT, sports surgeries, laparoscopic gastric sleeves, lap bands, minimally invasive spine surgery, gynecological procedures and urology.

“As Lone Peak Surgery Center joins our campus family, we see another important piece set in place that offers community members more services and options to getting healthier,” says Lone Peak Hospital’s CEO Mark Meadows. “Our commitment to deliver comprehensive, superior care is enhanced with more physicians and specialties literally a corridor away.  With this kind of collaboration, everyone wins.”

Lone Peak Surgery Center is located at 96 East Kimballs Lane in Draper.

New Sandy Amphitheater Park with Splash Pad

Located at 9400 South 1300 East, this park is at the top of Quarry Bend Development offering a wonderful view of the valley. The park covers 16 acres, and includes an outdoor covered pavilion, restrooms, playground, and a interactive water feature splash pad. The park also has a 3/4 mile jogging and walking path that connects to the 1.7 mile path that surrounds Quarry Bend.

Alternative School Given Sparkling Name

The Canyons Board of Education voted to name the campus Diamond Ridge High. The alternative high school opened August 19. Eighty students were expected to attend classes at Diamond Ridge, and were composed of 16-18 year old students who had previously been pursuing a high school diploma at Entrada, Canyons’ adult high school.

Canyons Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kathryn McCarrie says the new name brings to mind the meaning of the ski-trail rating signs seen on the slopes of nearby resorts, “Skiers know that runs marked with a diamond suggest difficulty and challenge with great rewards at the end.” In addition, the moniker continues the tradition of Canyons District high schools bearing names depicting the geographical surroundings. “The ‘ridge’ in the name suggests a high geographical point with beauty and vision,” says McCarrie.

Those who wish to attend the new school need to discuss the possibility of enrollment with current school counselors. New-school enrollments begin January 2016.

Update Your Fall Wardrobe With Help From Castle Couture Boutique

Whether you are looking for a new style, or want to add a few fun and original pieces to your wardrobe, Castle Couture is your fashion destination. The most unique women’s boutique in the area will pave the way for you to transition from fitting in to standing out. Be prepared to fall in love with and be amazed at the latest in women’s fashion from designers we love. As of August, Sanctuary is a line we have added and are featuring in store. We invite you to visit us, and “shop happily ever after.” Love your life and love your fashion!

Draper Recreation is Pleased to Offer Youth Wrestling for Fall 2015

In conjunction with Corner Canyon High School Wrestling Head Coach and staff, this program is designed to be a beginning to intermediate introduction to wrestling.

Classes will be for kindergarten to eighth graders and taught each Tuesday in October (6, 13, 20, 27) 2015. Held at CCHS wrestling room at 5 p.m. for kindergarten to third grade and 6:30 p.m. for fouth to eighth. Program will focus on fundamentals, balance, agility, body control, basic stance, rules and holds/techniques.

Register online or at the Rec Office through September 25.

Draper City General Plan Update

Why do you live in Draper City and what do you love most about the community? What will Draper look like in 10 or 20 years? What does the City need to make it even better?
These are the types of questions that were asked at Draper Days July 17-18 as the Draper City General Plan Update looked to the community to generate ideas and feedback. The Draper City General Plan Update is the first such update since 2004, and offers an extraordinary opportunity to join in a planning dialogue focused on further enhancing the quality of life in the community. The General Plan serves as a policy document containing a vision for the development of Draper over the next 20 years. The update will reinforce the values of those who live in Draper, leverage redevelopment opportunities, and re-envision the desired future in terms of geography, form of the built environment, and functions of environmental and transportation systems. For more information, go to

Wizard of Oz at Summit Junior High

Witches, good and bad. Roads paved with gold. Courage, heart, brains, ruby slippers and Dorothy. Of course, these all describe the classic story of the Wizard of Oz. Megan McClannan Reardon and Sarah Frank put together a delightful rendition of everyone’s favorite tornado-based tale during June’s Studio Kids summer camp program, Wizard of Oz.

Local stars from ages three to 16 showed off their unbridled talent while performing on the main stage at Summit Academy Junior High School right here in Draper. Stay tuned for more on when and where the next camps will be. For more information regarding private vocal instruction, contact Megan McClannan Reardon at 818.415.8389 or go to for details.

Welcome to Zoorassic Park!

It’s an event 65 million years in the making! Through September, visit Hogle Zoo and be immersed in the wonders of the prehistoric world. Walk throughout Zoo grounds and visit with over 14 animatronic dinosaurs representing species from multiple eras. You’ll see the bird-like Citipati, the massive Brachiosaurus, the popular Stegosaurus, the ever-spitting Dilophosaurus, and many others including the king of all dinosaurs, the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex! Plus, there’s a Pachyrhinosaurus phot-op and youngsters can pretend to be a paleontologist and uncover fossils in the popular ‘Dino Dig.’ Zoorassic Park, presented by the Les Schwab Tire Centers, is FREE with paid Zoo admission or a valid Zoo membership card and is open all Zoo hours.