Wasatch Hollow Preserve

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Project Description

The Wasatch Hollow Preserve Riparian Restoration (Phase 2) will incorporate substantial elements of the Wasatch Hollow Open Space Comprehensive Restoration, Use and Management Plan (October, 2011) that was developed with significant public input through a structured decision-making process.

Salt Lake City Corporation Parks and Public Lands collected and incorporated public input for the project design elements through public meetings held in April, May, June & July (see schedule below). Project implementation is planned for late fall, 2014 through late spring, 2015. For public safety and protection of wildlife habitat, Wasatch Hollow Preserve will remain closed until project implementation is complete.


Location 1650 East 1700 South
Design Consultants Bio-West, Inc.
Contractor TBD
Funding CIP
Project Manager Lewis Kogan lewis.kogan@slcgov.com



Revised 100% Construction Document
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95% Construction Document
70% Construction Document
40% Construction Document
Workshop 1 Handout
Workshop 1 Response Form
Draft Improvement Plan
Workshop 2 Handout
Workshop 2 Response Form
Workshop 2 Handout  
Overview Map 
Trail Elements 
Access Point Amenity Recommendations 
Overall Plan

Project Photos and Maps

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Project Goals

  • Developing user amenities and access locations
  • Re-establishing riparian floodplain & hydrologic function of Emigration Creek
  • Re-connecting a historic spring to Emigration Creek
  • Construction of a bridge and boardwalk
  • Fencing sensitive resource areas
  • Invasive species removal and control
  • Planting & establishment of native upland & riparian vegetation
  • Establishing clear property boundaries with signage, fencing, and vegetative buffers
  • Elimination of unauthorized footpaths
  • Creation of nature-play areas

Project Schedule

Four open-house public workshops for citizens were held to help guide the planning process. The public workshops and provided feedback on specific project amenities. 

  • Visioning Workshop #1, 6-8pm on April 29, 2014

  • Design Review 1 Workshop #2, 6-8pm on May 20, 2014

  • Design Review 2 Workshop #3, 6-8pm on July 2, 2014

  • Final Design Review Workshop #4, 6-8pm on July 29, 2014

Background Information

Wasatch Hollow Open Space Comprehensive Restoration, Use, and Management Plan

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Appendix A - Structured Decision Making Final Report
Appendix B - Baseline Documentation
Planning Process as of September 10, 2010
Project Map and Description
Kids Open Space Planning Meeting for Wasatch Hollow
Outline of Potential Alternatives for Restoration, Use and Management Plan April 20,2010
Draft Conceptual Alternatives May 6, 2010
Conceptual Alternative Packets for June 22, 2010