In November 2016, Salt Lake County residents voted to approve the Parks & Recreation Bond, which will authorize the county to issue $90 million in bonds to build new parks, trails, recreational amenities and a recreation center, as well as renovate and improve existing facilities. The Parks & Recreation Bond will provide $59 million to build 11 new projects in Salt Lake County, and $31 million for maintenance and improvement funding for existing projects. Each project fills current and future recreational needs of the citizens*.
Tax Impact of Proposition A
Proposition A builds upon the recently reauthorized Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) tax, passed by 77% of voters in November 2014. ZAP provides sustainable operational funding for parks and recreation. In 2006, voters approved the second iteration of ZAP, and Proposition A is a continuation of the use of that funding. For a continued $18.18 per year (based on a $295,000 home), residents will receive $90 million of parks and recreation projects.
Parks and Recreation Projects
11 Proposed Projects
1. KNUDSEN NATURE PARK
(Holladay) Playground, open lawn, pavilions, picnic tables, fishing pond, wildlife education center, amphitheater, water mill education center, entrance monument and signage, trails, trailhead with transit kiosk, water access, restroom, covered bridges, bicycle racks, parking, and restore 475 feet Big Cottonwood Creek.
2. PIONEER CROSSING PARK
(West Valley City) Natural open space, trails, boardwalks, picnic areas, historical education areas, natural amphitheater, restrooms, small group pavilion, urban camping area, and canoe launch. Will be divided into eight programmatic spaces: North Natural Trail Area, Oxbow Trailhead Connection, North Parking, Group Picnic Area, Art/Cultural Garden, South Parking, South Natural Area and Trails.
3. MAGNA REGIONAL PARK
(Magna Township) Multi-use sports fields, destination playground including water play, outdoor basketball court, tennis courts, paved perimeter trail, group picnic pavilions, restrooms, skate spots, open lawn areas, and neighborhood access points.
4. COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER
(Cottonwood Heights) Replace pool mechanical systems to save on energy costs. Replace existing filtration system with more efficient and environmentally friendly system. Replace deteriorating pool structure and walls with a long-lasting PVC clad stainless steel material. Reconfigure the existing outdoor diving pool to include 500 additional square feet of water surface area. Proposed outdoor diving pool will be fully ADA accessible. Replace diving tower with a structurally sound, faux rock diving structure, including a 1 and 3-meter diving board and a 5 and 7-meter diving platform. Remodel existing outdoor locker rooms to include family and individual locker rooms.
5. WHEELER FARM OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER
(Murray) 150-person classroom, green house, demonstration kitchen, offices, storage, and restrooms. Located on the Wheeler Historic Farm property, will be a year-round learning center, staffed and operated jointly by Salt Lake County and Utah State University Extension. Hands-on experiences will include horticulture, agriculture, livestock, watershed science, urban forestry and volunteer opportunities to encourage community involvement.
6. WELBY REGIONAL PARK (BINGHAM CREEK REGIONAL PARK)
(South Jordan) Phase one park development primarily on 10200 South and encompassing approximately 47 acres. To include four or five lighted multipurpose sports fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, field hockey, and football. Destination playground, restrooms, group picnic shelters, and walking paths.
7. JORDAN RIVER WATER TRAIL
(Salt Lake County) A series of formal boat access points at strategic locations throughout Salt Lake County’s section of the Jordan River, beginning the implementation of the Jordan River Water Trail. This will work to improve the current conditions along the river for recreational boaters, legitimize the user-created access points, and create new access points that are safer and more functional for paddlers.
8. WHITE CITY / SANDY TRAIL
(White City Township) A paved pedestrian and bike trail along an abandoned canal in White City beginning at 9400 South and running south to Dimple Dell Regional Park, where it will connect to the Sandy Canal Trail and other regional trails including: Dimple Dell, Jordan River and Porter Rockwell.
9. DRAPER CITY RECREATION CENTER
(Draper City) A 35,910-square-foot recreation center providing a competition lap pool with spectator seating, leisure pool with water slide and play amenities, a party room, child care, two dance/multi-use rooms, fitness area, trails, open space, picnic pavilion, expanded parking, restrooms, playground, and space for a future gymnasium.
10. MULTI-USE OUTDOOR SPORTS COURTS
(Salt Lake City) Two outdoor multi-use sports courts with lights and a storage facility for bikes and equipment. Each court, made of smooth, high-quality asphalt or concrete, will be between 155 ft. x 80 ft. and 120 ft. x 60 ft. with 4-foot-high solid boards.
11. OAK HILLS TENNIS CENTER
(Salt Lake City) Located along the 5th hole of Salt Lake City’s Bonneville Golf Course. Renovate existing tennis facility clubhouse building owned by Salt Lake City and operated by a private concessionaire. Clubhouse will contain locker rooms as well as meeting, retail, and office space. Clubhouse to be fully ADA accessible.
Maintenance & Improvement Projects -
Maintenance and improvement projects include repairing, updating or replacing many amenities throughout Salt Lake County including:
- Dimple Dell Regional Park - maintenance and improvement projects
- Equestrian Park - maintenance and improvement projects
- Mick Riley Golf Course - replace clubhouse, renovate irrigation
- Mountain Trails - maintenance and improvement projects
- Oquirrh Park - pavilion, playground, restroom, open lawn area
- Salt Lake County Parks - Complete final phase of central irrigation system
- Southridge Park - Irrigation renovation, replace tennis courts, build pump track
- Sugar House Park - Dredge pond
- Universally Accessible Playgrounds - new playgrounds throughout county
Additional Maintenance & Improvement Projects Throughout Salt Lake County Include:
- Playground Equipment
- HVAC Systems
- Parking Lots
- ADA Accessibility
- Electrical Work
*Based on the 2015 Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation 2015 Master Plan.
2016 - ZAP 3 – Parks & Recreation Bond
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2013 - Park Bond
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