Salt Lake County seeking public input on county trails

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, bike riders take their first tour down a long section of Parley’s Trail from Tanner Park towards Sugar House Park. The trail stays above and parallels I-80 and uses bridges to get to Sugar House Park.

In an effort to garner feedback from county residents, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation officials are hosting a series of open houses where residents are invited to provide input on trails in the county.

“These trails enhance our quality of life and connect our communities,” Mayor Jenny Wilson said in a written statement. “We have heard from residents loud and clear that investing in trails should be a top priority. The county is in a unique position to lead this effort toward a complete trail system and I encourage residents to be a part of this important project.”

The project, which is twofold, will involve looking into all existing and planned trails across the Salt Lake Valley and creating a plan to connect trails throughout the county, making them more accessible and easier to use.

The existing trail map can be viewed at the county’s regional trails master plan update page.

Open houses will be held Aug. 5 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Dimple Dell Recreation Center at 10670 South 1000 E. in Sandy, Aug. 6 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Northwest Recreation Center at 1255 West Clark Ave, Salt Lake City, Aug. 20 from 6:30 p.m.-8 pm at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center, 8015 South 2200 W., West Jordan and Aug. 22 from 6:30 p.m.-8 pm at the JL Sorenson Recreation Center, 5350 W. Herriman Main Street, Herriman.