The Elizabeth Sherman Pedestrian Mall, a Bicentennial park in Sugar House, will be dedicated Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m., announced Diana Smoot, chairman of the Sugar House Community Council.
The park, located on Highland Drive at I-80, is named after the wife of Roger Sherman, the only man in Colonial times to sign the four freedom documents, including the Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, said Mrs. Smoot.Personnel from agencies and departments involved in completion of the park will participate in the dedication, she said. They include Sugar House Community Council, Salt Lake County Flood Control, city of South Salt Lake, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Power and Light, Salt Lake City Parks and Recreation, and Community Block Grant Committee.
The park was funded by a government grant with monies earmarked for areas targeted for beautification, said Mrs. Smoot.
The park is just one of some 17 projects in which the Sugar House Community Council is involved. The projects include parks development, historical preservation, neighborhood preservation, and a neighborhood identification program, which will be done next year in conjunction with Utah State University to determine needs for the future.
Other projects include a study for an urban trail in the area, and working to preserve the Sugar House post office as historical area and use for community center after the postal facility moves to a new location.