Three Creeks Confluence of Jordan River


Project Description

The Three Creeks Confluence of Jordan River Reactivation & Riparian Restoration Project seeks to restore, highlight and reactivate a unique location along the Jordan River in Salt Lake City. The project site is located where three major tributaries (Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek, and Parleys Creek) join the Jordan River. Currently, the confluence is paved over with a dead-end segment of the 1300 South right-of-way, and the open space land to either side is impacted by invasive species, garbage, and encroachments from private property. The Three Creeks Confluence is a unique geographic location within the Jordan River watershed and provides an opportunity to establish a green infrastructure asset along the Jordan River corridor, Jordan River Parkway Trail, and the within the Glendale neighborhood. There is nothing to indicate to the public the importance of the site in the context of the Jordan River watershed, and there is no connection from this site to the Jordan River Parkway Trail and the community anchor institutions, the Sorenson Multicultural Center and Sorenson Unity Center, which are located only blocks away from the Three Creeks Confluence. 


Location 1300 South 900 West
Design Consultants Bio-West, Inc.
Contractor TBD
Funding CDBG
Project Manager Tyler Murdock:


Three Creeks Final Preferred Design Concept
Three Creeks Confluence Project Survey Results
Three Creeks Site Tour - September 21st
Three Creeks Concepts 1, 2 and 3
Three Creeks Handout
Three Creeks Workshop Response Form

Project Photos and Maps

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Final Preferred Design Concept
Final Design Concept



Project Goals

  • Health: Improve and expand green infrastructure.

  • Transportation: Expand and improve multimodal transportation infrastructure.

  • Environmental: Enhance the ecological value of the land and improve water quality.

  • Community: Create a place for the community to connect to the Jordan River and an opportunity to interpret environmental and social history of the site.

Project Schedule

Public Workshop #1 June 7, 2016
Public Workshop #2 July 19, 2016
Public Workshop #3 August 30, 2016
Community site visit September 19th 2016
Presentation of Design Concept to Glendale Community Council November 16th, 2016
Presentation of Design Concept to Parks Advisory Board November 17th, 2016
Construction Drawing Process Winter 2016-17
Estimated Construction Fall 2017