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Hearings set on updating county parks plan

Six meetings will be held around the valley.

First Published May 08 2014 04:47 pm • Last Updated May 08 2014 09:41 pm

Public input is being sought this month for a master plan that will guide the growth of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation program through 2025.

Six meetings are planned over the next two weeks, the first on Monday at Millcreek Community Center, to gather comments about the future of the park system and various recreational facilities.

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County parks meetings

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation officials are seeking public input on revisions to their division’s master plan at a series of meetings this month. All run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Monday » Millcreek Community Center, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. (3435 South)

Tuesday » Murray City Hall, 5025 S. State Street

Wednesday » Central City Recreation Center, 615 S. 300 East

May 20 » C.R. Hamilton Park, 3700 W. 13800 South, in Riverton

May 22 » Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West

May 29 » Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Road (12400 South)

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"Salt Lake County’s rapid growth and development makes it critical that we seize opportunities for creating parks and preserving open space," Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said in a news release.

"The master plan will guide how we prioritize and spend your tax dollars and enhance your neighborhood," he added.

Martin Jensen, the division’s acting director, said additional meetings are scheduled for this fall to follow up on the public’s suggestions on growth within each of the county’s planning districts.

Comments will be incorporated into a proposal the Salt Lake County Council is likely to adopt in the spring of 2015.

The county manages 4,828 acres of open space and 23 miles of trails. Its parks and recreation division has 280 full-time and 3,000 seasonal staff at 18 swimming pools, 21 recreation centers, six golf courses, three ice centers, Wheeler Historic Farm and 105 parks covering 7,983 acres.

mikeg@sltrib.com

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