The City Parks Department has received a grant to design and construct a new trail from Gubler Park eastward along the Lava Flow Wash behind Harmon’s to the existing trail adjacent to Pioneer Parkway. When completed, the project will create a continuous trail network from the Ivins Border at Hamblin Parkway to Gubler Park & Lava Ridge Elementary School to the Arboretum, Canyon View Park, Snow Canyon High School & Middle School and terminating near the St. George Aquatic Center in St. George. This trail offers some exceptional views of Snow Canyon, the lava flows and is heavily used by city residents. Trails are great community amenities and the City is always looking for ways to expand these opportunities to connect neighborhoods and residents to local destinations and recreational sites.
The Parks Department is also working with the BLM for a land grant for a new recreational/adventure park in the South Hills. This facility will provide access to the very popular hiking, ATV and mountain biking trails in the area. This area has exploded with users coming from across the country to ride these amazing trails, many of them located within the city limits. The new park will offer additional outdoor recreation and educational opportunities regarding the unique environment of the South Hills. The BLM is taking public comments regarding the potential park and land grant so watch for the request for comments. Visit the City website at sccity.org to stay informed regarding upcoming events and public hearings.
The street slurry seal project finished up in May and many streets throughout the City look much better as a result. A big thank you to all residents for their cooperation during construction and to the City Public Works Department and American Pavement Preservation for their efforts. The City has a pavement management plan in place to complete similar work on every street throughout the City every 5-7 years. This important street maintenance can extend the pavement life and keep our streets in better condition. How-ever, some streets have deteriorated to the point they need to be totally reconstructed costing up to ten times more. The City Council and Staff continue to examine all options available to fund necessary street improvements in the community.
The City is considering a proposal from the Santa Clara Ivins Public Safety Department to implement a new comprehensive and inclusive emergency preparedness education effort in the communities. The pro-gram would provide training to establish a community-based organization of neighbors and friends joined together as independent preparedness groups. The training encourages the concept of ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ intended to help those who are interested become better prepared for a major emergency. This community is not immune to natural disasters and emergencies; and having citizens prepared and equipped to help their neighbors can be critically important. Stay tuned for more details and information on the training program.
Congratulations to all the recent high school and college graduates from Santa Clara. Hopefully you will be spending the summer preparing for college, missions, trade school or entering full-time employment. What-ever your plans, I wish you the best. The challenging world we live in today is waiting for you to step up and show it what you’ve got. Set your goals now to make a positive difference with your future efforts. Do the hard things. Put in the work, be happy and don’t ever give up on your dreams. Good luck to you all.
Enjoy your summer and remember to stay safe Santa Clara. Mayor Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org