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May 20, 2022

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Elevates Trail Connectivity

Sean Bailey - Email
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Additions to Parley’s Trail provide a continued, safe route for pedestrians and cyclists on the northwest side of the valley

South Salt Lake, UT – Building upon the existing Parley’s Trail and Salt Lake County’s commitment to trail connectivity across the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation will begin construction of a primarily elevated section of Parley’s Trail that will run from 300 west to Jordan River Parkway. The new trail section creates a safe path across areas that have and would be inaccessible solely by ground travel because of the respective established properties. Given that this section of trail is comprised two of elevated bridges, across 900 west and over the Jordan River, an ‘airbreaking’ will be held on May 25 in South Salt Lake.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:00 am

WHERE: South Salt Lake Animal Services, 2274 south 600 west, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 – Parking Lot

WHO:  Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Erin Litvack, South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Director Martin Jensen, and Parley’s Rails, Trails and Tunnels Chair Juan Arce-Larreta 

 

BACKGROUND:

Parley’s Trail is the first east-west trail linking the Bonneville Shoreline Trail on the east to the Jordan River Parkway to the west. The trail connects a variety of neighborhoods in both Salt Lake City, Millcreek, South Salt Lake, and West Valley. This corridor is developed with residential, business, and industrial land uses, as well as parks, schools, places of worship, and other urban areas. The area also offers an abundance of historical, cultural, natural, and scenic resources. 

 

The segment connecting Sugar House to Tanner Park was completed in October 2017, allowing for travel from the Bonneville Shoreline to 300 west. Jordan River Parkway to 300 west is the remaining segment in development. 

 

More Info: slco.org/parks/trails



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