The board met recently to discuss its goals for the next several months, the biggest of which are potential alterations to the plans for Trailhead Park that would both make it more naturalistic and allow state grant money to be used in the building.
If the city council agrees to go ahead with the plan, work on the park could begin as early as this summer. Though more research is already being done on the potential restrictions of the state grant, advisory board members are hopeful.
"We can use money from state coffers if we build a true trailhead park," said North Salt Lake City Council member Stan Porter. "That would mean getting rid of the bowery and cutting back on the parking."
Even if the proposed changes are made, Trailhead Park would still include picnic benches for families and have the potential to be expanded into a more traditional park.
"That's what's fun for families," said North Salt Lake Mayor Shanna Schaefermeyer.
Plans for another proposed park in the area, currently referred to as Tunnel Springs Park, have been delayed until city officials find a developer they hope will fund construction. When work does begin, the park is set to be located on the foothill acreage North Salt Lake was awarded from Salt Lake City.
Changes are also anticipated for some of the city's existing parks. The advisory board is also planning on several changes to arrangements between the Foxboro North Regional Park and Hatch Park.
The group suggested moving up the timeline for improvements on the baseball diamond in Hatch Park, giving local baseball teams a high-quality area to relocate to when lacrosse is moved up to the regional park. The board also recommended the re-moval of the splash pad currently at the regional park. They felt that it was a potential health issue and too costly for the city to maintain.