Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is committed to accessible, equitable, sustainable, and quality design for everyone. Master plans, management plans, community needs assessments, and public involvement are used to guide these intentions.
What is Included in a Master Plan?
Master plans are aspirational long-term planning tools that provide a framework for future improvements, growth, and development of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation spaces and places. Factors reflected in the plan include:
- Multiple perspectives from the public, county and city councils, and key stakeholders
- Economic development
- Existing community facilities
- Land use
- Findings from the Community Needs Assessment
Our main master plan, completed in 2015, is updated every 10 years and is the "plan of all plans." The plan will be updated in 2025, with public involvement activities taking place throughout 2024.
The Natural Areas Land Management Plan is a principal document that outlines standards and guidelines for:
- defining and classifying natural areas by landscape type
- maintaining natural areas
- rehabilitating degraded natural areas
Additional master plans—when they're updated and how they're used—are detailed below:
What is a Recreation Facility Master Plan?
- A recreation facility master plan is informed by the main master plan and created when remodeling or building new recreation facilities.
Recreation Facility Master Plans
|Draper Recreation Center Site and Facility Plan||5997 kB|
What are Park Master Plans?
- Used to guide park design and use, and informed by the main master plan and Natural Areas Land Management Plan, we are currently updating three park master plans per year with a goal of completing 9-12 park master plans by 2025. After that, each park master plan will be updated every five years.
Park Master Plans
|Big Cottonwood Regional Park Master Plan||1925 kB|
|Bingham Creek Regional Park Master Plan||285 kB|
|Dimple Dell Regional Park Management Plan||36016 kB|
|Final Mill Creek Canyon Transportation Feasibility Study||26219 kB|
|Flight Park Master Plan||3179 kB|
|Little Cottonwood Park (Crestwood) Master Plan||134 kB|
|Lodestone Regional Park Master Plan||1952 kB|
|Magna Regional Park Master Plan||440 kB|
|Off-Leash Dog Park Master Plan||2765 kB|
|Pioneer Crossing Master Plan||3859 kB|
|Rose Yellow Fork Canyon Master Plan||25247 kB|
|Wardle Fields Regional Park Master Plan||2241 kB|
|Wheadon Farm Park Master Plan||1854 kB|
|Wheeler Farm Master Plan||16671 kB|
About Trail Master Plans
- The first countywide Regional Trails Master Plan was completed in 1993. Smaller plans have been completed since this time and we intend to produce an updated countywide regional trail master plan in 2023; from that point forward the plan will be updated every 10 years. Trail maps are driven by the Regional Trail Master Plans.
Trail Master Plans
|East West Recreational Trails Master Plan||10896 kB|
|Jordan River Trail Master Plan||63811 kB|
|Parleys Canyon Trail Feasibility Study||21321 kB|
|Dimple Dell Regional Park Trails Map||7342 kB|
|Jordan River Trail Map North||73107 kB|
|Jordan River Trail Map South||58957 kB|
|Regional Trails Map 2008||2329 kB|
|Rose Yellow Fork Canyon Trails Map||9208 kB|
Muir-Poulsen Homestead Master Plan
- A plan to guide the restoration of a historic homestead and fruit orchard at the Dimple Dell Regional Park dating back to 1897.
- The plan includes recommendations for restoration of the existing home, re-establishment of the orchards, tree groves and windows, the creation of outdoor classrooms, interpretive trails, and plans for new comfort facilities including a picnic pavilion and a new restroom.
|22-0518 SLCo Parks Muir-Poulsen Farm Master Plan FINAL||16030 kB|
As funding opportunities present, portions of the master plan are put into fruition by partnering with cities, boards, private contractors, and community members. Public information and involvement takes place through a variety of means to include notifications to and discussions with the communities of intended improvements and/or new construction to propose the respective plan components and keep everyone interested informed of the need, process, and timeline.