While I was out visiting with residents of South Jordan tonight the topic of growth and preserving open space was the central topic of discussion; therefore, I thought it would be appropriate to re-share my post concerning Parks, Trails, and Open Space.
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South Jordan’s land is a limited resource. I will work to provide and preserve quality parks, trails, and open spaces.
South Jordan’s parks, trails, and open spaces need to reflect the surveyed needs of our residents. Before we build new parks or enhance existing parks, we need to analyze how our current parks are being used and how we can improve the design so they will be a greater asset to the community.
South Jordan needs to continue its efforts to preserve the open space along the Jordan River. Various consultants have offered their views and visions on what they feel the South Jordan Parkway should become. However, it should be the residents of South Jordan that determine what happens in their own backyard.
In the near future, Oquirrh Lake is to be transferred to the City of South Jordan as part of the Daybreak Communities and South Jordan City 2007 Parks and Open Space Agreement. The city must be prepared for the ownership transfer of Oquirrh Lake and to meet its obligation to keep the lake a key feature for the Daybreak community and the rest of South Jordan.
We also need to establish and preserve destinations, such as Mulligan’s and the Jordan River Trail system, which make our city a great place to live.