The Utah Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks participated in ceremonies Wednesday recognizing the business group's contributions to the city's river development program.

A plaque was placed on the footbridge spanning the river at 6200 South, honoring the businessmen for their contribution of $6,000 for the purchase and installation of the footbridge."The bridge is a major link in the trails network that we are constructing from the north to the south boundary of Murray, which will ultimately link us with our neighboring communities and Salt Lake County," said Murray Mayor Lynn Pett. "It also adds a tremendously pleasing aesthetic touch to our parkway development."

The mayor noted that the Provo Jordan River Parkway Foundation contributed $15,000 to the project.

NAIOP, a national trade association of more than 7,000 commercial real estate developers in 69 chapters, raised the money during the group's charity golf tournament last summer. The local chapter annually raises money for a community enhancement project.

"We are pleased to have an opportunity to assist our local communities in this manner," said Mark Rothacher, Utah chapter president.