Proposition A would allocate $90 million for parks and recreation in Salt Lake County

Posted at 7:12 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 21:12:29-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- Salt Lake County’s parks and recreation centers could soon get a facelift and some new facilities, however, that will depend on how residents vote on their ballots on November 8.

Proposition A is on the ballot, and the measure would allocate $90 million to 20 new and improved parks projects.

$59 million will go to new projects in these communities:

  • Holladay
  • West Valley City
  • Magna, Cottonwood Heights
  • Murray
  • South Jordan
  • Salt Lake County
  • White City
  • Draper City
  • Salt Lake City

$31 million would go toward improvement and maintenance projects:

  • Dimple Dell Regional Park
  • Equestrian park
  • Mick Riley Gold Course
  • Mountain trails
  • Oquirrh Park
  • Salt Lake County Parks
  • Southridge Park
  • Sugar House Park
  • Universally Accessible Playgrounds

“We are building new facilities and we are renovating those facilities that need a little TLC,” said former mayor Peter Corroon.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski sais she is also excited for the disabled amenities that will be added to some facilities.

“Portions of this funding will be used to make our neighborhood parks ADA accessible; this will provide access to swings slides and courts for kids who used to sit on the sidelines," Biskupski said.

For more details on all 20 projects, click here.