Parley’s Trail: Phase 4(A)
Sugar House Park
1700 East to 1300 East
Parley’s Trail will skirt the southern and western edges of Sugar House Park before crossing under 1300 East into Hidden Hollow and the Sugar House Business District.
Sugar House Park is a rolling green space that is bordered by 1300 East on the west, by 2100 South on the north, by 1700 East on the east, and by I-80 on the south. Highland High School is on the northeast corner of that area.
Construction of Parley’s Trail along the southern edge of Sugar House Park will be underway soon and to be fully completed by 2014.
Parley’s Trail: Phase 4(B)
The Draw at Sugar House
1300 East Crossing
In 2011 construction began on The Draw, a crossing under 1300 East that will provide an easy bicycle and pedestrian connection from Sugar House Park to Hidden Hollow, as well as into the entire Sugar House Business District.
The traffic on Thirteenth East passes over the Draw on two separate bridges, with an open median bringing light into the passage below. The passage through the Draw is designed to reflect the ecological and cultural history of the site, and to be inviting and open to the sky for most of its length, with colorful stepped, battered walls, and opportunities for landscape treatment and art at both ends.
This project will utilize decorative paving, landscaping and artistic elements to provide a ‘Sego Lily’ plaza and a beautiful pedestrian walkway. A remarkable piece of public infrastructure and art, The Draw is designed to allow flood water from the park to drain under 1300 East and flow safely into Parley’s Creek in Hidden Hollow. But the spillway is also a magnificent piece of public artwork by world-renowned environmental artist Patricia Johanson, with its signature sculpture of a Sego lily growing up thirty feet in the air from a grassy berm in Sugar House Park.