Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Donner Trail Park: GO Bond Project

Project Description

Donner Trail Park is a 14.27 acre park in the East Bench neighborhood. Using funds from the Parks, Trails, and Open Space General Obligation Bond (approved by voters in November 2022), Donner Trail Park will be “reimagined” to better reflect neighborhood needs and identities. This may include the replacement of failing assets like playground; the addition of unique elements capturing the surrounding neighborhood’s identity and history; increasing elements of placemaking; and adding multilingual identity and wayfinding signage.  

The goal of this project is to improve access and activation of the park while empowering the local community; reflect surrounding natural, historical, cultural, and economic identities; and offer a high-quality park experience for everyone.

Project Details

Project Location

2903 Kennedy Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Project Manager

Kira Johnson


Project Status

Develop concept designs

Community Engagement

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Project Updates

Community Engagement Report

From May to September of 2023, Public Lands conducted the first phase of community engagement to understand the community’s desires for the park and how they wish to see it improved. The feedback collected will help to inform decisions on how to proceed with the design phase, and ultimately implementation of the collective vision.

Read what we heard from the community by clicking on the report below! Public Lands will be doing another round of community engagement once the concept designs are ready to share.

Project Timeline

Develop the project’s scope of work.

First Public Input Opportunity: Identify the Public’s values and vision for the project.

Evaluate Public Feedback.

Develop Concept Designs.

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Second Public Input Opportunity: Showcase concept plans for public evaluation and feedback.

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Project Design & Document Review.

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Contractor Bidding & Selection.

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