Dream Turns to Reality – Folsom Trail Design in Process

folsomThe Folsom Trail project has been in the works for over two decades and is finally starting to take shape through the leadership of the Fairpark Community Council based on feedback from residents like you!

Located between 500 W and the Jordan River, and between North Temple and 200 S, this area used to be an old rail line and will be replaced with a new park and trail. It is currently in the early stages of planning and design. The Folsom Trail is a planned off-street, paved walking and biking path designed to connect the Jordan River Parkway Trail to Downtown Salt Lake City.

pic2The concept of an east-west trail from Downtown to the Jordan River Trail is found in five adopted master plans. In the short term, our community will be the home to new off-street paths and parks, and improved street crossings. Long term plans include daylighting city creek and development of new urban neighborhoods.

The Folsom Trail will provide a route for people of all ages and abilities to travel between the Jordan River Trail, and the communities of Fairpark, Glendale, Poplar Grove to Downtown. Working in partnership with Salt Lake City, local community councils and community organizations such as the

Seven Canyons Trust, and the University of Utah’s Westside Studio, will move forward with a public design process to establish the design for upcoming trail improvements. Make sure to come to future Community Council meetings for updates on how you can make your voice heard for what you want to see in this new urban walking and biking trail!