Announcing a proposed new Jordan River Park
Posted by Ben McAdams
November 27, 2018
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Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation is beginning the process to design a proposed Jordan River Park. Using existing areas owned by Salt Lake County, including small parks and open space, the park will bring these places together into one regional park.
The Jordan River Park will prioritize conservation of natural habitat and fun activities to bring more families to the Jordan River.
An exciting part of a future Jordan River Park will be a second location for the Tracy Aviary that they’re calling the Jordan River Nature Center. Tracy Aviary will take its beloved education
and conservation programs right to the Jordan River. Construction on a new facility will begin in 2020. To begin programming sooner, Tracy Aviary is openning for business at the Jordan River this spring using a transitional,
temporary building until their permanent Jordan River home is ready for use.
Collaboration and public participation are key to getting this project done right. The county is working closely with local cities and the Jordan River Commission to ensure their voices are heard and their ideas are part of the planning process. Understanding
that parks are built for the public and that the Jordan River is something we all share, community feedback must be part of the park visioning and development. Parks and Recreation will begin a robust public engagement starting in the spring, and
members of the public can start weighing in now by visiting the Jordan River Park website.
Read the Salt Lake Tribune article about the park announcement
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