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Big Plans for Big Cottonwood Regional Park

(Cottonwood/Holladay Journal) -- They may seem like four distinct parks in the Salt Lake Valley, but Hillview Basin, Big Cottonwood, Holladay-Lions and Creekside represent one of the largest open space areas in the county. Salt Lake County is looking at the big picture by gathering data to create a new master plan for Big Cottonwood Regional Park, incorporating all four parks to accommodate future development during the next 10 years and beyond.

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation hired Landmark Design to spearhead an advisory committee and gather public input for the future use of the 185 acres. The committee is comprised of representatives from many different uses of the parks (e.g. equestrian, sports, senior and environmental) as well as employees of the City of Holladay, South Salt Lake, County Flood Control and SLC Parks and Recreation.

“We are concerned with what is best for the parks in the long run for the most amount of people,” said Mark Vlasic, Landmark Design Vice President. “So far a majority of the people who showed at the first public meeting were people that were concerned about equestrian uses.”

Vlasic said most residents that attend the public meetings are either neighbors or individuals with focused interests regarding park use. To gather more unbiased input, 500 questionnaires were sent out on a random basis to households within a three mile radius of the parks. Original Article

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