Davis County Commission to review park utilization

Aug 21 2011 - 10:04pm

FARMINGTON -- The Davis County Commission will meet today with state park officials to gather information as to how the Jordan River Off Highway Vehicle Park can best be utilized.

Most of the park straddling the Salt Lake County/Davis County line is in Davis County.

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 126 of the Memorial Courthouse, 28 E. State St.

In the meeting, commissioners are hoping to have questions answered as they explore their options of how to best utilize the park without placing a burden on taxpayers, Davis County Commissioner Louenda Downs said.

"We want to explore those options, and what the county's future responsibility will be with the park," she said.

Downs said she suspects about 90 percent of the county's residents are unaware of the park located near the Interstate 215 freeway interchange, just east of the Legacy Parkway Trail.

Exploring the options of what can be done with the park, if anything, Downs said, is a result of a state audit and state lawmakers' request to have cities and counties take on some of the responsibility of overseeing the parks.

The commission wants more information on how this particular park affects the county and what are options for the future, Downs said.

In the past the park was used by former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who used to ride his motorcycle there, Downs said.

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