Salt Lake City's Open Space Lands Program
The purpose of the Open Space Lands Program is to provide stewardship of Salt Lake City's natural lands in a manner that protects native vegetation, water quality, and aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitat while providing appropriate access and educational opportunities for the public. It works alongside City goals to preserve natural areas, increase access to parks, and enhance trail and open space connectivity.
Current Items of Interest
Jordan River Bacteria
Elevated levels of a harmful bacteria in Utah Lake, Jordan River, and the Salt Lake County canal system, have prompted state and local agencies to restrict access to those bodies of water. The harmful bacteria is caused by an algal bloom originating in Utah Lake, which is migrating into the Jordan River and Salt Lake County canal system. Salt Lake City residents are strongly encouraged to avoid contact with water, and to keep pets out of the Jordan River. For more details click here.