Improving Lives Through Peoples, Parks and Play
1. Bonneville Shoreline Preserve
2. Killyon Canyon
3. Perkins Flat
4. Museum of Natural History/Colorow Drive Trailhead
5. H-Rock/Foothill Natural Area
6. Wasatch Hollow
7. Draw at Sugarhouse PT/Parleys Rails & Trails
8. Milcreek Trail/South Salt Lake
9. Parleys Canyon BST
10. Grandeur Peak BST
11. Millcreek Canyon South BST
12. Z-Trail BST
13. Murray Park Armory
14. Big Cottonwood Canyon/Redman
15. Timberline Trailhead
16. Willow Canyon/Hidden Valley Park
17. Wheadon Farm
18. Corner Canyon
19. Potato Hill Trailhead/Little Valley Access
20. Springview Farms
21. Southwest Regional Park
22. Rose Canyon Ranch
25. Taylorsville/Little Confluence
This unique property has been untouched except for a culinary water source and trail and represents a significant combination of natural values and features now protected as open space. Today this relatively undisturbed land on the east bench will be
protected as open space to benefit all residents as it buffers the cities of North Salt Lake and Salt Lake City.
The Killyon canyon property is a unique, 265 acre property in the alpine region of Emigration Canyon. It is a museum piece of geologic and botanical diversity with virgin, old growth conifer forests, more than a mile of healthy riparian habitat along two perennial streams, and one of which is Emigration Canyon's largest springs.
While the history of Emigration Canyon has local significance this undisturbed meadow also has many ecological values that will now be protected. Wetlands created by Emigration Creek aid in the water quality of water that eventually runs into the Jordan River watershed.
Thousands of visitors will access trails such as, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, trails in the Heritage Preserve and National Forest, City Creek and Emigration Canyon from this parcel. The conservation easement will also protect the nearly 120 plant species found on the parcel from native sagebrush, native perennials, and native grasses.
The H Rock is not only a local landmark, but an important part of Salt Lake County's open space. The H Rock sits just below the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and has easy access for residents who enjoy the extraordinary views and system of trails.
This parcel of open space is contiguous to the 12 acre Wasatch Hollow Park and will provide contiguous protection for an important riparian area along Emigration Creek. Wasatch Hollow is an area with a strong community presence that advocates for restoration and possibly a site for outdoor education classes that showcase watershed stewardship, wildlife and vegetation in an urban setting.
The Draw at Sugar House represents an important segment of the Parleys Rails, Trails & Tunnels effort to connect the Bonneville Shoreline to the Jordan River through an 8 mile Parley's Creek Trail.
This connection will provide Salt Lake County residents a vital east/west recreation trail that ultimately will connect the Jordan River Parkway and Trail to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The plan includes efforts to restore the native riparian vegetation, restore wildlife habitat, and protection of enhancement of water quality.
The Eastern foothills is an important winter range area and migration route for wildlife, home to two ephemeral stream corridors, and a well established destination for recreation. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail will be realigned through this property providing access to Parley's Canyon and the PRATT Trail.
In conjunction with our partners Salt Lake County has helped ensure that Grandeur Peak, located at the foot of the Parley's Crossing pedestrian bridge will be protected as open space for residents. This property is an integral link between Parley's Canyon and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail that preserves and encourages non-motorized recreation activities for visitors.
Millcreek Canyon is already a popular destination for many Salt Lake County residents for entry onto U.S. National Forest lands and to access the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. This area will connect to the Rattle Snake Trailhead in Millcreek Canyon. Protecting another piece of
Millcreek Canyon will benefit those who wish to hike or bike on its many trails and keep this space open for the benefit of all.
This area has been identified in the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Alignment Master Plan as a vital parcel to continue the trail along the Wasatch front in the Mount Olympus area. Protecting this area as open space will allow Salt Lake County to protect the natural hillside and preserve the existing beauty and integrity of Mount Olympus.
This parcel was in danger of being sold by the National Guard to private developers when it was purchased by the County. It provides a much needed maintenance area for one of Murray's busiest parks and protects this area for the public benefit.
Surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land, Solitude and Brighton ski resorts, Brighton and Silverfork communities, residential lots, Camp Tuttle and Redman Campground. Big Cottonwood Creek runs along this area creating a series of riparian areas within one of the few remaining high alpine vegetation zones in the Salt Lake Valley. A variety of wildlife and bird populations will be found to migrate, breed, and make this area a seasonal home.
This open space project creates a two-tier trail head and park near 7700 S Wasatch Blvd. The upper trail head will provide off-street parking and access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail at Ferguson Canyon.
Located on the Bonneville Shoreline Bench at the border of Sandy City and Draper this newly protected open space is connected with Sandy City's Hidden Valley Park. Sandy City and Salt Lake County will jointly manage and develop the area for passive recreation to provide access to the extensive trail system linking to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and protect the native habitats for wildlife, vegetation and Little Willow Creek watershed.
This 65 acre site will be a regional park for residents of the south side of Salt Lake County. As part of the County's Urban Farming program, local farmers will grow produce on the parcel until park development occurs.
The conservation easement will help ensure protection of the watershed, wildlife habitat and system of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. The new Corner Canyon Regional Park also links to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to help facilitate an even broader hiking trail along the Wasatch Front.
This open space area is located near other residential developments and South Mountain Golf Course to provide sweeping views of the southern end of Salt Lake Valley. This open space will compliment the nearby Red Rock trailhead and Spring Hollow trail as a
This open space will not only provide sanctuary to a variety of wildlife species, and provide much needed protected space to an area under intense development pressure, but will also maintain and extend access of the Jordan River Parkway Trail.
Southwest Regional Park: This 80-acre site in Bluffdale will be home to a regional park for county residents in the southwest quadrant one day. It was purchased from the LDS church, who continues to operate a farm on it until park development occurs.
Rose Canyon and Yellow Fork has long been a recreation destination for hikers, runners, mountain bikers, equestrian riders and birders. The foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains is home to a healthy deer herd, wild turkey population, amazing wild flowers, a watershed and a variety of bird species that continue to draw recreationists.
The confluence of Cottonwood Creek and the Jordan River is home to nearly three acres of wetlands. This open space acquisition represents a strong commitment to protect the Jordan River for its ecological value as well as preserve and expand the growing recreational opportunities for residents.