Motocross Park Approved in St. George

motocross park in st. george
Judd Palmer addresses the City Council to approve a temporary plan for a 30-acre Motocross Park. | Photo by Dallas Hyland, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The St. George City Council held their biweekly meeting Thursday, July 21, in the City Council Chambers.

Among the items on the agenda was the application for a conditional use permit for an in home child day care center.  The CUP was granted to Tiffany Nelson with unaninmous approval.

Nelson, a former Mrs. Utah, will own and operate the business from her home and provide child day care for up to 16 children.

Also unanimously approved was a motion for a CUP for a 30-acre motocross park outside of St. George.

The applicant, Judd Palmer, presented a thorough business proposal, which addressed various concerns such as dust and water considerations, traffic flow and operational occupancy.

Palmer estimates an average of 12 races per year in addition to the normal open-to-the-public operation.  The park will be a benefit to the local businesses of St. George as well as the motorcycling community, both pro and enthusiast

The motocross site is located northwest of Exit 6 on Southern Parkway.

City Council meetings are held twice monthly and are open to the public.

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  • Not a Mormon July 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Glad this will be privately owned, not city funded like that lovely carousel that partially fell apart on the heads of citizens while riding it.

    Is the location right? Northwest of Exit 6 is not on Southern Parkway (which is the road that goes east from Exit 2 to the new airport). Northwest of Exit 6 would put it right smack dab in the middle of the old airport hill or residential areas.

  • James July 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    So another low brow form of entertainment. When will the city bring in quality activities?

  • TayZ July 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I noticed Ben in the backgroun that made me wonder… Could you do an article about who is up for city council in the next election cycle. Also some information on who is running again. I noticed on the city websie that Gloria is gonna try and get back in (I hope the city is smarter than that).

    • Jen Watkins July 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      TayZ, We have an article up with all the names of those running in each town/city. We will be doing articles on the individual people soon. I do not believe Ben Nickle is up for reelection yet.

  • Fred July 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Re: Not a Mormon- sometimes these comments are just too funny. The Southern Parkway is a separate roadway system from the I-15 freeway. And yes, it has it’s own Exit #6. This Exit is about 6 miles “east” of Exit #2 on I-15 heading to the New airport. The airport exit is #7 and so the exit 6 reported in the story is correct. Oh by the way, the airport exit would 7 miles from I-15 in an easterly direction and that’s why it is called exit #7.

  • Char July 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    mile 2.135 exit 2 SR-7 (Southern Parkway)
    mile 4.641 exit 4 Brigham Road
    mile 6.311 exit 6 SR-18 / I-15 Bus. north (Bluff Street)

  • Not a Mormon July 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm


    Thanks for the clarification; amazing how exit and mile marker numbering works, isn’t it? It’s like there’s a system or something. I didn’t realize that there would be multiple exits on a dead-end rinky dink road that only serves to go to the scam of an “international airport” and an undeveloped pipe-dream housing community. I-15 (well, an interstate or freeway, really) is the only logical conclusion when the word “exits” is used.

  • utah suxx July 25, 2011 at 3:37 am

    [comment word removed for profanity]’s pathetic. [comment word removed for profanity]utah. none of this [comment word removed for profanity] will ever take hold, and people will continue to abuse pills and opiates cuz there’s too many judgemental losers in that state. i mean you can’t even buy alcohol at a regular store… WTF?? [comment word removed for profanity] the state liquor stores.. so glad i’m gone from that hellhole

  • desert_eagle July 25, 2011 at 6:35 am

    re: utah suxx

    The rest of Utah is glad your gone also, thanks much. Your limited vocabulary enlightens us to your maturity and lack of an education.

  • Not a Mormon July 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Deagle, I’m glad he’s gone only because he has returned to the United States and the real world; but we need more of his kind here in Utah. His comments are spot on and representative of how normal people do voice themselves everyday in the rest of the world outside of the self-imposed, imaginary mormon bubble that some misguided people think actually protects Utah. There is nothing wrong with swearing. God doesn’t send you to hell for it or some make believe “lower level” of heaven.

    How ridiculous of this website to censor his speech. Keep your heads in the sand mormons.

  • Not a Mormon July 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I understand that there are guidelines, and that as a private organization you have the right to enforce whatever you want.

    I just think the guidelines are stupid.

  • Crf450racer August 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    You will see me there almost every day. Look for a Honda CRF450r #23:) Cant wait! Now my friends and I do not have to drive to Central or Mesquite to ride on a track!!! SO STOKED!!!!!

  • Frank August 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats City of St. George!!!!!! What a great move. MX riding and racing is a family sport and MX riders/racers have a lot of money that they are willing to spend in local dirt bike friendly towns. Mammoth Lakes CA. puts on a 10 day race at the end of June every year, the boost to the local economy is over 5 million dollars. Great job St. George!!!!

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