Sections of Parley's Trail Completed:
Bonneville Shoreline Connection
Parley's Historic Nature Park
Sugar House Park
Sections of Parley's Trail Partially Funded and Currently Under Construction:
The Draw at Sugar House
Roper Rail Yard
Sections of Parley's Trail Unfunded with Alignment Undetermined:
Sugar House Business District
Jordan River Connection
The Draw at Sugar House will be at the center of Parley’s Trail. It will be the most highly recognized feature, and the most frequently used section of trail for the residents and visitors of the Salt Lake valley. Designed by world renowned environmental artist Patricia Johanson, The Draw at Sugar House will inevitably become a beloved icon and social hub for the Sugar House neighborhood when it is completed sometime in 2014.
In June of 2013, construction began on The Draw at Sugar House, a crossing under 1300 East that will provide a bicycle and pedestrian connection from Sugar House Park to the Hidden Hollow Natural Area, and into the Sugar House Business District. The traffic on 1300 East passes over on two separate bridges, with an open median bringing light into the passage below.
The Draw is designed to reflect the ecological and cultural history of Utah. This project will include a public plaza in the shape of a sego lily, and a beautiful bicycle and pedestrian shared-use path.The crossing will be inviting with colorful paving treatments, living rock walls with landscaping treatment, and art at both ends.
Funding for The Draw at Sugar House has been a major focal point of The PRATT Coalition throughout 2012 and 2013. We are in dire need of donations before April 2014 in order to build the Sego Lily Plaza with all of the artistic elements included. Please see the donate tab to show your support.
The S-Line Streetcar service began in December 2013, and the development of Parley’s Trail and the Greenway will be a major focus for all of the parties involved in 2014. The S-Line corridor connects the Sugar House Business District to the Central Pointe TRAX station. A shared-use path that is Parley’s Trail will run along the north side of the track, and another “strolling” unpaved path will be on the south side through most of the corridor.
Planning for the Streetcar began in 2006. The project became a priority when The City of South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, and the Utah Transit Authority collaborated on funding the project. The result was a federal transportation grant of $26 million being awarded to the project in October of 2010. Design and construction was soon underway and lasted from 2011 to 2013.
In 2012, Salt Lake County voters passed a parks and trails bond that will contribute to paving Parley’s Trail within the Greenway. Salt Lake City invested $7.7 million for public art, landscaping, and the trails in its section of the corridor between 500 East and McClelland Street. Additional efforts are also being made to fund and construct amenities to make the entire Greenway a vibrant public space.
Both Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake have updated land-use rules to meet the needs and desires of the local residents and businesses, and also to allow for a unique use configuration. The S-Line Greenway will augment the spaces adjacent to the streetcar line. It will become a linear belt of public spaces that are suitable for walking and bicycling, along with other transportation and recreation activities. It will serve area residents by linking them to local destinations, and providing easier access to the entire transit system. The ultimate goal is to make the surrounding residential neighborhoods highly desirable places to live, work, and play.