Can you help with our gate study? We need volunteers to show actual park usage. From what we've already gathered, there are some surprising insights. Please download this sheet and keep with you so you can have it ready when you're at the park. Please use for half hour minimum increments (1-2 hours is preferred) at Wrangler & Granite Trailheads. Other good points for observation include Flanders Loop kiosk or at the fire road access gate off Sego Lily where trails intersect. Please do as many shifts as you can... Especially mornings, after work hours, and weekends. We need lots of studies over the next 10 days please!
If you have a question or want to drop off your completed gate study forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help!
Here’s what a completed sheet looks like:
Sandy Library, 10100 S Petunia Way
Can you help? If you've been looking for a way to do more to support the cause, please come to our first volunteer orientation. Pick up your Action Kit to spread the word deeper in the community.
We are meeting in the small (35 people) meeting room at the Sandy Library so it's not a large event. It is for those who want to help us get the word out through door-to- door neighborhood canvassing, distributing fliers, collecting petition signatures, selling yard signs especially in the neighborhoods adjacent to the park, and staffing a table at park entrances for gate studies and petition signing. We need a small army of informed, responsible, dedicated foot soldiers to get our message out.
You can sign up the following ways:
If you want to help but can’t make the meeting, send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
SAVE THE DATE! If you would like to help get-the-word-out to preserve Dimple Dell, we look forward to seeing you at this volunteer training meeting. Stay tuned to NextDoor, Facebook/dimpledellpreservation, or dimpledellwild.com for more details. See you Saturday!
Park Headquarters, 2550 East Dimple Dell Road (Look for the white park ranger house).
This meeting is open to the public and topics covered include: West tunnel, conservation easements, status of the County’s paved trail public meeting, and an open Citizen Comment period.
Council Chambers at Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway (Enter from the west side, go up the steps and the Council Chambers is on your left).
Issues that affect our beloved Dimple Dell Regional Park besides asphalt paving plans, include development and zoning issues (such as Planned Unit Development or PUD), so be vigilant. If you can attend, take notes, comment if allowed, and share your findings here or on the Dimple Dell Preservation Community Facebook page, you can increase awareness and affect the issues before it’s too late. Meeting agenda is here: https://sandyutah.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Sandy, UT. An outpouring of community support has emerged for the Dimple Dell Preservation Community, which has launched a change.org petition and hosted outdoor events to gain the attention of Salt Lake County and Sandy City officials in its fight against a $4 Million 3-mile asphalt trail through Dimple Dell Regional Park in Sandy.
On Saturday, March 4, at the Wrangler Trailhead (10400 South 1300 East) at 10:00AM, the
group has organized a
March For The Park! event to support its petition effort and to inform
park users of the unique characteristics found in Dimple Dell Park that it aims to preserve.
Beginning with a presentation by a leading Utah Naturalist who will highlight the significant
features of the Park, the march will travel eastbound from Wrangler Trailhead to Flanders Loop
along the North Rim Trail.
Among the treasures in Dimple Dell Regional Park are at least 10 historic Native American sites; original Pioneer stands of oak and orchards, wildflowers and cryptobiotic crust; and varied species of birds and wildlife that thrive in the natural environment.
Every resident we have educated about the Park and the proposed asphalt trail is vehemently
opposed to the asphalt, said Monica Zoltanski, the Founder of Dimple Dell Preservation
No one can believe this could happen to this pristine, natural area. It’s devastating to the
environment, and the huge cost to taxpayers cannot be justified. We are encouraged by the
enormous community support, and the people are telling us: Keep Dimple Dell Wild!
Background Unknown to most voters, the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation ZAP bond included $4 Million to asphalt a 3-mile section of the North Rim Trail in Dimple Dell Regional Park. The Dimple Dell Preservation Community has been campaigning against the trail with a change.org petition and events that support the preservation of the natural state of the Park.
Dimple Dell Regional Park is a 646-acre Salt Lake County public wildlife preserve in Sandy,
Utah. It is identified as Open Space in the Salt Lake County Park System Master Plan where it is
the most pristine of all recreational property in the County’s inventory because
of its sensitive environmental makeup and natural, undeveloped landscape. This park is one of
the largest Open Space areas along the Wasatch Front and is treasured for its wildlife, native
plants, majestic mountain views, and a sense of serenity not found in other parks.
Sandy City Hall, Council Chambers, 10000 Centennial Parkway
(Enter from the west side, go up the steps and the Council Chambers is on your left)
The threat is NOT JUST PAVING, BUT REZONING FOR MORE DEVELOPMENT AS WELL! Come to this Tuesday's meeting with your neighbors!(Details - Updated!)
10000 Centennial Parkway,
Sandy, UT 84070
Come say NO TO PAVING at the Sandy City Council Meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm. Public comments are taken at 3min/person or 5min/collaborative presentation.
Keep your eye out on an upcoming Salt Lake County public hearing early March that might be held at the Sandy Convention Center…VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO PAVING DIMPLE DELL!
GREAT NEWS!! This just in!! Before a packed house at tonight's meeting of the Salt Lake County Dimple Dell Advisory Board, and after taking more than 20 public comments and hearing a presentation from the Dimple Dell Preservation Community, the board voted to advise the county to OPPOSE the paving of the North Rim Trail. 11-2- 1 vote with 11 board members voting to oppose the trail, 2 voting to abstain, 1 voting in favor of the trail.
Thank you DDAB for voting to protect the park! A big step in the right direction tonight.
The County's own Dimple Dell Advisory Board never voted in favor of paving the trail. No neighborhood mailer. No posted notices at the park. Yet it was surgically inserted line item in the massive $59M ZAP bond? Then bundled with popular zoo arts and parks programs. It was listed as North Rim Trail Maintenance, not paving on the ZAP mailer. These decisions were made in obscure meeting rooms sparsely attended by the public (who obviously care deeply for the Park!). Why? What does the county and city stand to gain from paving our primitive open spaces? The march to development literally bulldozes the People! Unless this is corrected, this example of government waste and environmental destruction will work to undermine future support for ZAP projects and likely cost our county leaders votes in the next election!
We thank the Deseret News for highlighting a problem with how Voters are informed on these government projects. Why is it more people learned about paving Dimple Dell from Facebook in 2 weeks than learned from Salt Lake County in years? We need to be vigilant watchdogs!
Salt Lake City Weekly, Down In the Dell: A stretch of urban open space is a reminder of an earlier Salt Lake Valley.
By Katherine Pioli
Archaeologist Lance McNees of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants talks to KRCL's Lara Jones about the artifacts found while excavating a pithouse in Dimple Dell Park.
Salt Lake Tribune, Dimple Dell Park was home to ancient humans.
By Christopher Smart