Official information on Pleasant Grove boat rentals and jet ski company services. Try our new waverunner, and watercraft rentals that can be used on several lakes around Utah County. More information about Pleasant Grove; On July 19, 1850, William H. Adams, John Mercer and Philo T. Farnsworth, arrived at the area now known as Pleasant Grove and staked out farms in what is now the southwest corner of the city. A small community was established September 13, 1850, and Pleasant Grove was officially incorporated as a town January 18, 1855. At that time there were 623 people. The original name of the city was Battle Creek, Utah. The name was changed and then began calling their town Pleasant Grove after a grove of cottonwood trees located between Battle Creek and Grove Creek, near the current-day intersection of Locust Avenue and Battle Creek Drive. A monument with a plaque describing this battle is located at Kiwanis Park, at the mouth of Battle Creek Canyon. Enjoy learning a new water sport? Use our guided water sport lessons from our team of trained wakeboard, water ski, wake surf, and slalom ski experts.