- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) - Roughly 2,000 people attended a meeting at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park to show their support for keeping the facility open.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and County Council members on Monday considered several options for the future of the park. When they discussed investing in enhancing the park’s facilities to make it a western state destination for national horse events, the crowd whistled, cheered and stomped their boots.

But when the option to close and repurpose the 120-acre park came up, the crowd booed.

County officials began questioning whether the park’s future earlier this year. Taxpayers chip in nearly $1 million yearly to support the facility.

The Salt Lake County Council will vote on an option in the next few months.

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