Future Logan parks and trails discussed at public meeting

<span>LOGAN – A citizen involvement meeting to gather public thoughts about Logan City parks and trails is Thursday at the City Hall Community Meeting Room 6:30-8:30 p.m.</span>

<span>This was done several years ago when the city was preparing for an update to the Parks and Recreation Master plan.</span>

<span>“We have six projects we will present and we will solicit feedback at the meeting,” said Russ Akina, Logan’s Director of Parks and Recreation.</span>

<span>One of the projects is the Lundstrom Park Trail which runs from the Logan Golf and Country Club Golf Course north along the canal to 1500 North.</span>

<span>“We’re proposing in the future to develop that further from 1500 North to 1700 North and then turning east up to Aspen Drive,” said Akina.</span>

<span>Another discussion will deal with Canyon Road Property and construction of a Canyon Road Canal Trail.</span>

<span>“The area where the slide took place will also be discussed at that meeting as part of that trail.”</span>

<span>Bridger Park, south of Bridger Elementary School (1200 North, 400 West) currently includes a pavilion and playground and open grass area that fronts 400 West.</span>

<span>“The next phase of that park will be construction of a restroom,” said Akina, “and we want to talk about future phases of development there. That property goes all the way west to 600 West.”</span>

<span>The city will present ideas for changes at Merlin Olsen Central Park.</span>

<span>“We’re proposing renovating the southeast corner of this park. Currently in that area we have an outdoor basketball court and tennis court and both of them are in need of improvement. </span>

<span>“Our idea is to take them out and enlarge that area with a concrete surface  and use it for basketball and tennis during that time of the year. Then, in the winter, should we not have optimal conditions for building the traditional outdoor ice rink on the Center Street side, the paved area would be flooded and used as an ice rink.”</span>

<span>Two other department presentations will focus on 600 South Park Plans and on Dogs and Parks in the city. </span>

<span>From 6:45-8:30 citizens may attend breakout stations, organized by neighborhoods, to offer more input in an open house format.</span>

<span>Those unable to attend the Thursday meeting may call the Recreation office, 716-9240, or submit comments to <span><a href=”http://www.loganutah.org/parks_and_rec/dept_information/Park_and_Trails_Public_Input_Meeting.cfm” target=”_blank”>loganutah.org/parks_and_rec/</a>.</span></span>

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