Petroglyph Park

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.

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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 the 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 fundraised 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 hundreds 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 Healthcare 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.


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