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What draws people to a park?

Posted on:November 13th, 2018

Cemetery Arboretum

Posted on:November 6th, 2018
The Salt Lake City Cemetery has a lot of trees! In fact, it has enough tree species to qualify as a tree-focused public garden and to become an accredited arboretum. Through ArbNet, a community of registered arboretums and botanical gardens, the Salt Lake City Cemetery can be added to the Morton Register of Arboreta (a […]

Parks & Public Lands Building Back Lot Fire

Posted on:November 6th, 2018
On July 25th several staff members were in the Parks and Public Lands Building back lot and storage area when they noticed smoke rising in the back forty acres. Within minutes, 10 foot flames were rising from just beyond the hill. The flames quickly spread through the dry grass. After the fire was contained, we […]

Fishbowl: New Warehouse Inventory Software

Posted on:November 6th, 2018
Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands recently implemented a warehousing software tool called Fishbowl. Over the past few months the software has been integrated into the daily inventory procedures. Fishbowl increases our capability to track the cost of supplies, creates an efficient system with fewer accounting errors, and ensures more accurate tracking of fiscal […]

Fertilizing the Regional Athletic Complex

Posted on:November 6th, 2018
The Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) recently began using a fertilization product called Agri-Inject. The fertilizer is distributed to the sports fields through the RAC’s regular irrigation system during normal watering times. Agri-Inject distributes fertilizer by connecting an injection valve to the irrigation system then a liquid mix of fertilizers is dispersed evenly throughout the irrigated […]

Three Creeks Confluence Artist Selection

Posted on:November 6th, 2018
The Three Creeks Confluence project aims to restore, highlight and reactivate a unique location along the Jordan River in Salt Lake City. It is located at 1300 South 900 West. The location signifies where three major tributaries of the Jordan River join (Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek, and Parleys Creek). The tributaries are currently paved […]

Three Creeks Confluence Park

Posted on:November 2nd, 2018
After several years of planning the design of Three Creeks Confluence project, it is nearing completion. Parks and Public Lands staff have been working throughout 2018 to overcome several land use restrictions and to secure necessary funding to move the project forward. Recently the Salt Lake City Council recommended an additional $1.1 million dollars in […]

Hillside Washout at Memory Grove Park

Posted on:November 2nd, 2018
On Sunday, August 18, 2018, in the early morning before sunrise, a large irrigation pipe broke on a hill on the west side of Memory Grove Park. This happened at approximately 3 AM and Salt Lake City staff were unable to turn the pipe off until 5:30 AM. Throughout the two-and-a-half hours, before the water […]

Columbus Court Fire

Posted on:November 2nd, 2018
On July 25th 2018, a fire broke out in a neighborhood above the Salt Lake City Capitol burning approximately 50 acres of Open Space Land. After the fire, Kevin Bajenburch of the National Weather Service, cautioned residents that there could be a significant risk of flooding as a result of the fire, particularly to the […]

Protecting SLC Trees with Tree Rings

Posted on:November 2nd, 2018
So far in 2018, Urban Forestry has planted 681 trees. These trees are planted in City Parks, Natural areas, and in park strips throughout residential neighborhoods and the city. Urban Forestry Arborists plant a variety of tree species ranging in size and character. Each tree has an important maintenance need in common – a protective […]

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