January 26, 2016
DRAPER, Utah. - Over the past three months, Draper City consultants (Logan Simpson), Draper City staff, and the Open Space Steering Committee have been involved in developing the open space master plan for Corner Canyon Regional Park. The process has involved reviewing the input that was provided from the September public workshop and the survey responses. The plan will help establish a vision for the city open space land on Traverse Mountain Range and identify suitable locations for recreation and conservation activities.
A draft of the master plan will be completed in February. The public is invited to an open house
to review the draft plan and provide comment.
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Draper City Hall, Council Chambers
Location: Draper City Hall, 1020 E. Pioneer Road (12400 South)
Background: What is the Open Space Master Plan?
The Traverse Mountain Range, including the Corner Canyon area, is more than a scenic backdrop to Draper City. Generations of citizens of southern Salt Lake County and northern Utah County have depended on wild lands for watershed, livestock grazing, mining and timber resources. More recently the Traverse Mountains have become Draper’s backyard and its playground, and a regional access point to Forest Service lands, including the Lone Peak Wilderness Area.
With the purchases of Corner Canyon in 2005 and undeveloped land in SunCrest in 2012, along with the open space dedications from developments, Draper City enjoys approximately 4,600 acres of open space along the Traverse Mountain Range. The Corner Canyon Regional Park Master Plan, adopted in 2006, is reaching its 10 year anniversary and will be expanded to address the great potential for how the foothill open spaces can be conserved while accommodating recreational use. The Draper Open Space Plan will contain a vision for City lands on the Traverse Mountain Range and suitable locations for recreation and conservation activities. It will also identify improve trailheads, trails, safety, management, and how to pay for the opportunities Draper citizens love.
Contact Information: Maridene Alexander (801) 576-6527 or cell (801) 831-7224