Since the parkway was completed in September, the state has taken care of maintenance along the road's 14-mile trail system.
The 14-mile trail is open to pedestrians, bicyclists and horseback riders. There is also a three-mile pedestrian nature walk along the edge of the Legacy Nature Preserve.
At a recent Legacy Parkway Scenic Byway Committee meeting, Gary Uresk, Wood Cross city administrator and chairman of the byway committee, said the cities along the parkway corridor are working on an interlocal agreement to take over management of the trail.
The cities affected are Woods Cross, Farmington, West Bountiful, Centerville and North Salt Lake.
"The agreement will probably be executed in August," Uresk said.
When the cities take over, they will have the authority to set policies on trail usage, but will also be responsible for maintenance of the trail, which would likely include irrigation, snow removal, weed removal and other landscaping.
West Bountiful city officials say that, during and after large storms, water begins to puddle on the trail near 1200 North.
Water seeps through bridge fills and comes through culverts and onto the trail. Water also drains off the parkway itself and onto the trail.
City Administrator Craig Howe was out of his office and unavailable to comment Friday, but he has previously stated that the city is concerned the water may cause unnatural ecological shifts and shrinking property values.
Engineers hired by the city found that, during large storms, 27 cubic feet of water drains into the area every second. The engineers figured the area is equipped to absorb only 6 cubic feet of water per second.
"Before we take over the trail, we'll have to come up with some action to take care of that," Uresk said.
Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders said the state hopes to form a plan soon.
"We don't have a solution yet, but we have some engineers working on it right now," he said.
"It's been tough because of the wet spring we had, but we're hoping to have something by the end of the summer."