Woods of Parley’s Lane Open Space
Location: Summit County
Date Completed: 2014Open land protected by Woods of Parley’s Lane Open Space, generally south-facing hillside with mature northern oak and mountain shrub habitat. In context of rapid housing and commercial development in the Park City area, the Open Space is particularly valuable because it permanently protects a natural area. The hillside of the property is visible from Interstate Highway 80, forming part of the viewscape for travelers and local residents. The Woods of Parley’s Lane Open Space provides beauty and natural interest at both small and large scales, opportunities for healthy recreation, and provides a good opportunity for education. Besides Gambel oak, vegetation on the property is bigtooth maple, snowberry, chokecherry, currant, serviceberry and big sagebrush. Vegetation on the Open Space helps to support wildlife such as mule deer and elk, which contribute to mountain ecosystems, the cultural experience of mountain life, and which provide interest for many people. Moose Hollow Road runs through the southeastern portion of Woods at Parley’s Lane Open Space. Single-track, natural-surface trails tie in with the current Moose Hollow Trail.