Explore Cultural Treasures Along Hwy 143; Utah’s Patchwork Parkway

Participate in one of four open houses Feb. 26-27 in Parowan, Brian Head, Panguitch, and Cedar City, and learn about the Patchwork Parkway’s (Hwy. 143) Interpretive and Signage Master Plan. Those joining the events can enjoy several activities as well as review the final draft. And, prizes will be given to those who complete their Patchwork Activity Card.

Utah’s Patchwork Parkway was designated as a National Scenic Byway for its historical intrinsic qualities on Oct. 16, 2009. “The Plan was used in the construction of kiosks that were installed in Parowan and Panguitch highlighting the diverse colors, cultures, and climates along the route,” said Dutch Deutschlander, Brian Head Mayor and Byway Chairman. 

Digital copies of the Interpretive and Signage Master Plan will be available to access at community libraries, county tourism offices, and Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah’s Tribal Office, where you can either read through it or make your own digital copy to review at home.  The deadline for submitting public comments will be  March 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Comments can be submitted online to patchwork@utahspatchworkparkway.com.  

The Open Houses will be fun for the entire family, and are self-guided, which allows you to come and participate anytime throughout the time of the events. The prize drawing will be held at the end of each Open House.

“The open houses will feature an interactive game where persons can fill in a game card with information found on byway exhibits for some prizes” said Mary Rodin with Kimley-Horn and Associates, the consultant team working on the Interpretive and Signage Master Plan. 

The Open Houses are scheduled for:

·         Panguitch: Wednesday, February 26th, 6-7 p.m. –  Panguitch City Council Meeting Room -  25 S. 200 E., Panguitch, UT

·         Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah: Thursday, February 27th, 10-11 a.m. –  Tribal Offices, 440 North Paiute Drive, Cedar City

·         Brian Head:  Thursday, February 27, 1-2 p.m. – Brian Head Town Council Room – 56 N. Hwy. 143, Brian Head, UT

·         Parowan: Thursday, February 27th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. –  Parowan City Council Meeting Room – 16 S. Main, Parowan, UT

Learn More:

For details on the Open Houses and Interpretive and Signage Master Plan, contact Byway Coordinator Dalton at 435.463.3735 or visit www.utahspatchworkparkway.com.

To plan your trip to Southern Utah visit the Brian Head Tourism Bureau at www.ScenicSouthernUtah.com.

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