What do you love about parks?
Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands is embarking on a project to plan for growth over the next twenty years. From the earliest days of settlement, parks have been a key element of City planning and quality of life. That commitment has extended to natural open spaces, with a concerted effort over the last 10 years to protect undeveloped natural lands. The City’s 820 acres of parks, and more than 1,200 acres of natural lands, need regular improvements and maintenance in order to be enjoyed every day by the community. We want to make sure improvements are made in a way that reflects community needs and priorities.
Over the course of the project we will:
- Evaluate existing parks and open space lands and amenities
- Solicit input from the community to understand current needs and desires
- Analyze Salt Lake City demographics, geographic conditions, neighborhood characteristics and precedents
- Understand how the City is growing, where new facilities will be needed, and the steps to get there
- Determine estimated costs for identified needs and identify potential funding strategies
- Create an implementation plan to carry out the project vision and priorities
The Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands Needs Analysis is scheduled to be complete by November, 2017. The Needs Assessment will set the stage for the establishment of a comprehensive Parks and Public Lands Master Plan, to follow immediately afterward.
The final document will include recommendations for the long-term stewardship of the parks and public lands system. It will be comprehensive, yet easy to understand, highlighting key findings and recommendations, as follows:
- Project purpose, process, and findings
- Community input and survey findings
- Demographic characteristics and trends analysis
- Funding and revenue strategies
- Parks and open space facility assessments
- Service area, distribution and other analyses
- Recommended facility and amenity standards/guidelines
To get started we want to hear from you. Please take this short survey to tell us how you use your parks and public lands, the things you love most, and how they can be improved.
Click on the survey button below to start.
In addition to the survey we will be hosting two public workshops
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Sorenson Multicultural Center
855 W. California Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse
2375 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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