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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF TOOELE CITY PAR!

Every time you spend money in Tooele City you are contributing to the Parks, Arts, & Recreation (PAR) funding that is used to fund cultural facilities, cultural organizations, and recreational facilities in Tooele City.

Tooele City voters first authorized the Tooele City PAR in the November 2004 election and reauthorized the funding in the November 2012 elections.

Voters will be given the opportunity to reauthorize the 1/10th of 1% sales tax on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The amount of tax collected is equivalent to one penny for every $10 spent.

 

>  What are the Benefits of PAR?

PAR FUNDING HAS BEEN USED FOR:
• Skyline Park
• Pavilions at the Aquatic Center Park, Glen Eagles Park, Elton Park, Linear Park, Oquirrh Hills Golf Course, and Red Del Papa Park
• Tables and BBQ grills to upgrade parks
• Dock replacement at Tooele Valley Museum
• Playground equipment at Linear Park, Glen Eagles, Parkers Park, and Rancho Park
• Ballfield lighting at Red Del Papa Park
• Restoration of the brick on Carnegie Library
• Automated irrigation systems at Elton Park and Aquatic Center Park
• Walking path at Elton Park
• 12 Pickleball Courts and lighting at Elton Park
• New restrooms at the Aquatic Center Park and Oquirrh Hills Golf Course
• Dow James Building and Youth Center upgrades
• Tooele City Arts Council:

♥ Fridays on Vine, 4th of July, and holiday concerts
♥ Community art classes for adults and children
♥ Funding to organizations such as Tooele Arts Festival, Tooele Valley Academy of Dance and Tooele Theatre Company
♥ “Seek On” statue at Veteran’s Memorial Park

> What Is PAR?  PAR is the Tooele City Parks, Arts, and Recreation program that develops and maintains cultural, artistic, and recreational opportunities in Tooele City.

> How Is PAR Funded?  PAR is a 1/10th of 1% sales and use tax.  This means if you purchase a $10 pizza, only one penny goes towards PAR; or if you purchase $100 worth of groceries, only 10 cents goes towards PAR.

> Is PAR a New Tax?  No. Tooele City voters first authorized the Tooele City PAR in the November 2004 election and reauthorized the funding in the November 2012 elections.  State law requires that PAR be voted upon every 10 years.