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Ducks on The Jordan River Parkway
The Jordan River Parkway in Cottonwood Grove Park in Murray
The Jordan River Parkway is a mixed-use trail
in Utah, United States. An effort
is still under way by Salt Lake County
and many other local communities to develop a continuous trail
along the river from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake.
The Jordan River flows northward from
Utah Lake in Utah
County through the center of Salt Lake County,
and then into Davis County, Utah where it empties
into the Great
Substantial sections of the trail have been completed with help
from a ZAP (Zoos, Arts & Parks) tax funding program.
Remaining trail work will be completed as funds become available.
Several miles of trail are paved.
The Jordan River Parkway Trail will eventually connect to the
Legacy Parkway Trail in Davis County. 
attractions and/or access points
Numerous amenities of public parks, nature/wildlife preserves,
benches, grassy areas, picnic tables, pavilions, restrooms,
playgrounds, parking lots, canoe
marinas, off highway vehicle (OHV) area, model plane ports, and equestrian areas
can be found along the trail.
River State Park
A part of the Utah State Park System, it is
operated by the State of Utah and is open from April through
November. There are four tracks, with tabletops and banked turns; 2
motorcross tracks, and 2 for OHV's and all-terrain
vehicle (ATVs.) State-required OHV programs are available at
this location. Also available is a model port, with a runway and
open space for model radio-controlled airplanes. Except to walk
or bicycle on the gravel path, a per-person fee is required for the
use of the park. A trail-head is proposed on the north end of the
park where the gravel trail ends.
Salt Lake City maintains 3 parks and some
parts of the trails along the river.
- Paved trail begins at 1000 North
- Riverside Park - tennis courts, soccer fields, football,
Little League Baseball, softball field, basketball half court, horseshoes, grass volleyball, bowerys, ADA restrooms
and ADA playgrounds. Nearby is the Riverside branch of the Salt Lake City Public
- Cottonwood Park - 3 small shelters with table,
medium bowery with small tables, gold mile walking path with
quarter-mile markers, playground, sand volleyball box, half-court
basketball, ADA restroom.
- Utah State Fairgrounds
- Gatsbys Trailhead
- 9th South Park
- Jordan Park - bowerys, picnic tables,
fireplaces, sand volleyball, tennis, horseshoes, baseball field,
International Peace Garden, off-leash area, skate
park, ADA playgrounds and ADA restrooms.
- 17th South Canoe Marina
South Salt Lake
and West Valley City section
Map of Mid-Salt Lake County section of the Jordan River
The City of South Salt Lake, Utah operates 1 park on
- Paul Workman Park - softball/soccer field,
restrooms, and a bridge crossing with trails on both sides of the
Salt Lake County operates 4 parks and the
trails in between them in the vicinity of West Valley City, Utah
- Redwood Trailhead Park - small park across the
river from Paul Workman Park
- Redwood Nature Area - Regional park, with
trail connecting to the Decker Lake trail.
- Utah Cultural Center - Building used for art
shows, classes and other multicultural activities.
- Oxbow Park - Canoe and boat launch (no
- George P. Holm Park - (a.k.a. Little
Murray - Taylorsville
maintains 5 parks along the river. Most of the Murray section has
an equestrian trail alongside the paved trail.
- Arrowhead Park
- Nature Center of Murray - it is the second
largest designated wetland area on the Jordan River with a
small amphitheater on the river bank.
- Germania Park - Equestrian trail start/end
- Millrace Park - with off-leash area.
Maintained by Taylorsville City
- Walden Park
- Cottonwood Grove / Winchester Park -
Equestrian trail start/end point
- Willow Pond Park
Midvale and West Jordan
completed a portion of trail in 2001 connecting with West Jordan
at 7800 South heading south-east to 700 West at approximately 8600
Sandy and South Jordan
- Unfinished section from 9400 South - 9800 South
- Proposed Dimple Dell Trail-head to connect to Dimple Dell
- Shield Lane Trail-head - with equestrian area
- 9800 South Trail-head
- Gravel section from 9800 South - 10600 South
Draper, Riverton and
- Longest unfinished sections
- Riverton City Nature Park
- South County Pool
- Riverbend Nature Area
Good portions are completed either paved or graveled. Utah
County maintains 5 areas/parks as well as the 9 miles
(14 km) of trail between the northern county line and Utah Lake
- Indian Ford Park - Near the Salt Lake County
line, and maintained by Utah County. Indian Ford Park has paved
trails and is still under development. The name is from historical
accounts that claim this narrow area in the Jordan served as a
crossing-point for local Native American tribes. During the dredging of the Jordan River
in the 1980s, a large boulder was removed from this location; it
sits today at the entrance to Utah County's Inlet Park. When
developed, Indian Ford will offer picnic tables and other
amenities. For now, it serves as a crossing-point on the river for
the Jordan River Parkway.
- Thanksgiving Point - On the paved trail, Thanksgiving
Point is an area near the river where a non-profit group
operates; gardens, a golf course, museums, shopping, dining, other
social and educational places and attractions.
- Wildlife Park - a large area south of 9600
North near Lehi, Utah.
This parcel is maintained by Utah County. Accessible
only by the Jordan River Parkway, the area is dedicated to wetlands
use. An old trestle bridge spanning the Jordan River was
constructed prior to World War I. This single lane bridge served
the farmers and families who lived here and provided quick access
to the grazing lands and canyons to the west. The old bridge was
replaced some time ago by a modern structure, but this historic
landmark remains. The main attractions of this site are nature
viewing and mixed use trails.
- Willow Park - Over 50 acres
(200,000 m2) in Lehi, Utah designed for individual, family,
or group activities. This park is developed around a large group of
aged Willow trees and wide open grassy areas
facilitating a number of options for recreation and relaxation
activities. Group and individual camping sites have fire rings,
quick access to restrooms and potable water, and shelter from the
sun. The open grass provides parking for recreational vehicles, campers and
large trailers as well as space for frisbee, softball, or similar
activities. A canoe launch on to
the Jordan River allows water enthusiasts quick access to the
winding river. Amenities and attractions at this park include;
camping, picnic tables, BBQ pits, canoing, fishing, group site,
hiking, horseshoes, water, volleyball, restrooms, trails,
- Model Airplane Park - (a.k.a. Wetlands
Park)Situated right along the banks of the Jordan
River in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Runways
have been paved and staging locations constructed. The surrounding
is a flat, treeless landscape, ideal for radio controlled airplane
activity. Utah County is planning some future
improvements that will include drinking water.
- Inlet Park - In Saratoga Springs, Utah, the park
was first realized during the dredging work on the Jordan River
during the 1980s. It takes its name from the fact that it is
located at the "inlet" to the Jordan River and Utah Lake. This 4-plus acre
site not only serves as a trail-head to the parkway; the open
grassy expanses offer room for users who frequent the park. Inlet
also provides quick access to both Utah Lake and the Jordan River
for fishermen and other related uses. Future development of the
park will offer a wider assortment of family-oriented activities.
Amenities and attractions at this park include: fishing, restrooms,
trails, walking, pavilion, playground.
The Jordan River Parkway is popular with bicyclers of all
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