City Creek Canyon picnic sites now more accessible to people with disabilities

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Those with disabilities will now have an easier time accessing picnic sites in City Creek Canyon.

The Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities have upgraded two picnic sites to make them ADA compliant.

At Picnic Site 1, about 200 yards from the canyon entrance, upgrades include an ADA-compliant parking space for vans, a large concrete pad beneath the grill to accommodate wheelchairs and a table in keeping with ADA height requirements, officials said.

Picnic Site 30, a group space at the top of the canyon, features a wider sidewalk to the picnic pavilion and grade improvements to better accommodate wheelchairs.

“The ADA upgrades are part of an ongoing effort to make the canyon more accommodating to everyone,” said Laura Briefer, director of Salt Lake City Public Utilities.

Walkers and runners are welcome in the canyon any day, but motor vehicles must follow a schedule.

Courtesy: Salt Lake City Public Works

Starting Saturday, May 26th, Motor vehicles are permitted to use the canyon on even calendar days, while bicycles are allowed on odd days, and on the paved road only. This schedule will continues through September 30.

Click here for a full list of City Creek Canyon regulations and suggestions.

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