Environews, Minis

Environews: New Tracy Aviary Nature Center & Jordan River Park

By Amy Brunvand

Salt Lake County is planning a new Jordan River Park along the riparian corridor between highway 201 and 4500 South, envisioned as an urban natural area with a priority on preserving wildlife habitat. The new regional park consolidates existing parks connected by the Jordan River recreational trail and the Jordan River Water Trail.

Tracy Aviary is launching the project with a new Jordan River Nature Center at 1100 West 3300 South, scheduled to open with transitional facilities in Spring 2019.

Construction on permanent facilities will begin in 2020, including nature trails, a butterfly garden, canoe and bike rentals and a nature play area.

Meanwhile, the County is gathering public input for the Jordan River Park master plan.  Look for an ideas competition to be launched in early 2019.

This article was originally published on January 7, 2019.