Salt Lake City has a wide variety of puplic parks, depending on what types of activities you want to do. From paddle boats at Liberty Park to great sledding hills in the winter at Sugar House Park, you can pack a picnic and spend the day outdoors enjoying all the amenities each park has to offer.
Here are a few we think are just great.
Sugar House Park- The land that houses Sugar House Park was once the site of the Utah State Prison. In 1947 the Utah Legislature passed a statute to set aside the land to be used as a state park. The park is 110.5 acres of green space and a large pond. There are seven pavilions, regulation soccer and baseball fields. Two children’s play areas with plastic playground equipment and an amphitheater that seats 220 people. In the winter, hills provide great sleigh-riding hills.
1330 E 2100 South
Liberty Park-The second largest park in Salt Lake, spanning 80 acres. There are many unique things to see and do at Liberty Park. Tracy Aviary is a beautiful walking area of all different types of birds. Liberty Lake has paddle boats puttering about and a small island in the center where you can get out and sit in a gazebo overlooking the lake. There is a large water play area, Seven Canyons Fountain, where water flows down cement canyons into a large pool of water at the bottom. Two playgrounds, one for older kids and one for younger kids, are separated by a splash pad. They also have tennis courts and a swimming pool.
600 E 900 South
Memory Grove-This park is full of monument’s, Creekside pathways and fountains. Plenty of picnic tables are available to have lunch and take in the views. The park was constructed in the 1920’s and has monuments that honor fallen soldiers from the First World War. There is also a replica of the Liberty Bell. Memory Grove is a great place for walking, jogging or biking.
There are off-leash areas for dogs at the north end of the park.
300 N Canyon Road
Parks for Kids with Disabilities
Liberty Park- The rotatory playground (playground #2) has ADA access and a water feature for kiddos with special needs.
There are also large ADA swings.
600 E 900 South
Wild West Jordan Playground- Crews are currently working on adding new equipment to this all-abilities playground to make it even better than it was before. Play equipment is custom made and will re-open this Fall.
1985 W 7800 South