Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Summertime is quickly coming to an end, and I hope that you’ve been able to get out and enjoy some of the unique qualities and features that make Ogden such a great place to live and visit. In stressful and uncertain times, taking time to refresh and recharge both mentally and physically is increasingly important and beneficial for our well-being. I want to express my sincere hope that you are utilizing access to some of the features, assets, and programming the Ogden area offers to contribute to your overall wellness and happiness.
While growing up in the area and going to Weber State University, I gained a passion for our incredible trail network and the recreation opportunities that go along with it. Ogden has over 75 miles of urban, foothill, and high-mountain trail systems for us all to enjoy. Get out and experience the Ogden River Parkway or hike to check out the waterfall. This year has brought me a renewed appreciation for this and other incredible assets that benefit our wonderful quality of life here in Ogden.
Art is another great way to give your mind a break while enjoying your community. This summer, Ogden introduced the “Ogden Shares Art” program, bringing more than 60 life-sized painted horses to parks and public spaces all around the city. We wanted to be sure that all communities had the chance to enjoy these wonderful art pieces in their own neighborhoods. Speaking of parks, did you know that Ogden has over 40 parks total in the city? There are also dozens of murals to enjoy, as well as numerous self-guided walking tours. Our city team has made maps of all of these, which are available for you to access on the Ogden City website. The horse map is available at horsemap.ogdencity.com.
I’m so proud of the people of this community for showing compassion for each other and genuinely caring about the well-being of neighbors, friends, and loved ones.
These are trying times, and your generous character and acts of kindness will help get us all through this together.
If you or someone you know is in need of help or resources, I hope you’ll take the chance to share an experience with them or inform them of some of the other resources that are in place to support mental, physical, and even financial needs. We’re all in this together, and together we’ll come out stronger in the end.
Mike Caldwell, Ogden City Mayor
Please share this resource list with anyone you know that may benefit from it:
Emotional Support Hotline: Intermountain Healthcare: 833-442-2211, https://intermountainhealthcare.org/covid19-coronavirus/
Coronavirus Updates: Weber-Morgan Health Dept: 801-399-7777, www.webermorganhealth.org/coronavirus/
Business – Ogden CARES Grant/ other business-related resources: 801-629-8613, www.ogdenbusiness.com
State Resources (for individuals, families, businesses and much more): 800-456-7707, www.coronavirus.utah.gov