Salt Lake County Encourages Input on Regional Trails Master Plan

PRESS RELEASE – Salt Lake County (August 1, 2019) – Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation invites residents to provide input on an update to the countywide Regional Trails Master Plan in series of open houses across the valley this August. The first update to the plan since 1993, the project will result in a new strategy for greater multi-use trail connections in Salt Lake County.

Salt Lake County Encourages Input on Regional Trails Plan. Photo by Dave Iltis

“These trails enhance our quality of life and connect our communities,” said Mayor Jenny Wilson. “We have heard from residents loud and clear that investing in trails should be a top priority. The County is in a unique position to lead this effort toward a complete trail system and I encourage residents to be a part of this important project.”

The project will result in an inventory of all existing and planned regional trails in the Salt Lake Valley. It will identify gaps within the trail network and create an implementation plan to complete trail connections throughout the county. Trail data will be collected from all municipalities within Salt Lake County and agencies such as the Utah Department of Transportation, U.S. Forest Service, Utah Transit Authority and Wasatch Front Regional Council. To learn more about the project go to https://slco.org/parks-recreation/planning/.

Open House Dates

Monday, August 5, 7-8:30 pm

Dimple Dell Recreation Center
10670 S. 1000 E., Sandy

Tuesday, August 6, 6:30-8 pm

Northwest Recreation Center
1255 W. Clark Ave, Salt Lake City

Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-8 pm

Gene Fullmer Recreation Center
8015 S. 2200 W., West Jordan

Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8 pm

JL Sorenson Recreation Center
5350 W. Herriman Main Street, Herriman

 

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2 Responses to "Salt Lake County Encourages Input on Regional Trails Master Plan"

  1. Ray E Cook   August 3, 2019 at 6:34 am

    The Jordan River Trail is becoming to crowded especially on the weekends. Bikes, walkers and strollers are everywhere. The bridges are to small, the wooden paths to small. The east west corridors are none existent. The cities don’t seem interested in real bike lanes on the streets and even if they did the drivers of cars aren’t interested and park on them and the trash in making it to difficult. It’s like the National Parks, to many people not enough parks. Have you ever tried to ride a bike up Big and little Cottonwood. You might just as well put a gun in your mouth.

  2. Steven Sheffield   August 3, 2019 at 11:47 am

    @Ray So what are your suggestions for improving the situation? Are you planning on going to any of the open meetings to take your suggestions directly to the people who can do something about them?

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