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Wheeler Historic Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm Utah

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year from dusk to dawn. There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds and nominal fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

A living working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour an Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits.

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Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (385) 468-1755

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Wendover, Nevada, World Speed Racing, Auto, Motorcycle, RecordThe Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely-packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”.

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing.The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats Auto Racing, Speedway, California, Nevada, Wendover, Cars, MotorcyclesBonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motor sports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motor sports in 1912, but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meet on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized scattered between the larger public meets.*

*All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License‎ – Wikipedia

Gallivan Center

Gallivan Center's Ice Skating Rink, Salt Lake City, Utah, Downtown, Concerts, New Year's Eve Events, NYE

Summer Activities

Free Outdoor Weekend Concerts
Lunch Brunch Concert Series, Free Lunch Time Concerts, Live Acoustic Music
Art Festivals

Winter Activities

Ice Skating Rink
New Year’s Eve Events (NYE)

Ice Skating Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday  4:30-9pm
(except December 20-30, when daytime hours are extended 12noon-9pm)
Friday & Saturday       Noon- Midnight
Sunday                     Noon to 6pm

Ice Rink Contact Information  Number: 801-535-6117


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Gallivan Center
239 S Main St Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 535-6110

Murray Park

296 E. Murray Park Ave
Murray City, UT 84107

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Little Cottonwood River, Summer Activities, Murray Park, Utah, Free, Children's Activities, Stuff to do, Winter Activities, Family, FunFive pavilions available for rental, Equipment bag available with pavilion rental, BBQ grills, The Park Center, Amphitheater, Outdoor Aquatic Center, Gazebo, Playgrounds, Restrooms, Arboretum, Multipurpose Fields, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields.

Snow Tubing & Sledding at Murray Park, Utah, Free, Children's Activities, Stuff to do, Winter Activities, Family, FunWinter Activities

Numerous hills for Snow Tubing & Sledding! (FREE)

For pavilion availability, please contact Sherry Bird or phone 264-2614. Reservations must be made in person by visiting our park office located at 296 E Murray Park Ave.

Murray Park, Murray City, Utah, Free Snow Tubing, Sledding, Winter Activities, Summer Activities, Playgrounds, Pavilions, Swimming Pool, Soccer, Baseball, Utah, Salt Lake County, Family, Children's Activities, Stuff To Do

You may enter Murray Park at:
– 160 E 5300 S
– 5130 S State St
– 330 E Vine St (4950 S)

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Flat Iron Mesa Park

1700 East 8600 South
Sandy, UT 84093
(801) 568-2900

The largest developed park at 31.8 acres in the Sandy Parks System is also the most varied for terrain, taking its name from a hilly outcropping. The park is a full service park, providing 6 soccer fields, 2 baseball fields 1 volleyball court, 2 playgrounds, 4 tennis courts, and 2 outdoor lighted pavilions. The upper pavilion has a great view of the entire valley. For those who love to walk or jog, there are three different jogging trails, ranging from 1/3 to 1 mile in length.

In the Winter during the snow season Flat Iron Mesa Park provides one of the best Free Tubing Hill’s in Utah!

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Mount Ogden Park

3144 Taylor Ave
Ogden, Utah 84403

Mount Ogden Park is reservable and offers lots of green shady spots for picnics and plenty of grassy area for field games. It offers a large picnic shelter with barbecue grill in addition to individual tables. Soccer fields with goal posts and off street parking is available. This park has a newer wood chip filled playground and is a good place for group picnics. Sleigh riding, snow boarding, tubing and cross country skiing are popular on the neighboring golf course. Restroom facilities and drinking water are also available. With the Mt. Ogden Golf Course right next door, make this your picnic stop after the company scramble. Park includes tennis courts and a small gazebo.

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SugarHouse Park

1400 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sugarhouse District, Snow Tubing, Sledding, Running, Walking, Gardens, PondSugar House Park, considered a “crown jewel” among regional parks in the Salt Lake Valley, comprises 110.5 acres of lush, rolling green space, located on the site of the old State Prison in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. It is bordered by 1300 East on the west, by 2100 South on the north, by 1700 East on the east, and by I-80 on the south. There are two entrances for vehicular traffic off of 2100 South, at 1400 East and 1500 East.
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Though known for its verdant vistas, which are enhanced by a large pond in the western part of the park, Sugar House Park also offers many options for those interested in more than just a lovely walk. Among the park’s features for public use are: seven pavilions for group gatherings (see Reservations for more information); regulation soccer and baseball fields, which serve as home fields for Highland High School; a large, cement basketball court donated by the Utah Jazz; two children’s play areas, with plastic play sets; a small amphitheater with seating for 220 people; seven volleyball courts (one at each terrace), and a sleigh-riding hill.

In addition, the park road, which winds around the park for a mile and three-eighths, has a 16-foot-wide inside lane which has proven popular among walkers, runners, bicyclists, and cross-country ski trainers.

Summer Activities

4th of July Fireworks
Sugar House Art & Street Festival

Winter Activities

In the winter the many hills provide a fun and free place for winter activities such as Snow-Tubing and Sledding.

Hours

The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter.

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Lomond View Park

220 East Elberta Drive
Ogden, UT 84414

Playground Equipment

3 charcoal grills
Electricity
Restrooms
Lights
9 tables, holds approx 130

Snow Tubing in the Winter

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Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, Utah

20140118_115359 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahToday I begin my walk at Germania Park, 5400 South Murray Pkwy Ave (about 1100 W).  It’s a sunny January Saturday, 37 degrees with snow still on the ground. I’m going to first cross the river to take a look at the leash free dog park then I’ll head north.

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Jordan River Parkway, Murray, UtahGoogle Earth Map of my walk, how cool is that!

20140118_115531 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBridge to cross the Jordan River to Millrace Park in Taylorsville

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20140118_115855 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOff-leash Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

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Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_134756 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahKids playground at Millrace Park in Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_120133 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEquestrian Trail for riding horses at this section of Jordan River Parkway

20140118_121024 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRestrooms not open here in winter like they were at Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. Picnic pavilion, children playground and grass sports field here.

20140118_121343 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahLarge Sports Field with Wasatch Mountains in background

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20140118_122431 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTrail Runners enjoying the January Utah Sun

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20140118_122629 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMurray City plows the snow on the trail in winter. Can you believe it!

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20140118_123025 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOverlook Point to view the Marshlands

20140118_123147 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOutdoor Amphitheater for summer performances

20140118_123201 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJordan River Marshlands

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20140118_123327 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful frozen ponds in Marshlands

20140118_123452 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEarly Utah Pioneers – Snarr Settlement

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20140118_124315 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful view of the Jordan River

20140118_124603 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahWalkway to protect the Marshlands

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20140118_125254 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTurnaround point for the day.  4800 S Murray Taylorsville Rd. Just shy of 2 miles.

20140118_125845 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOn my return headed south. Grab a few new light photo’s.

20140118_130112 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMagical Trees! There’s something special about a leafless winter tree.

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Another one of those birdhouses in a wickedly awesome tree

20140118_133521 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahCreekside Petroglyph Mural to reduce graffiti. Neat idea!

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20140118_133942 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRiver Reflection Time

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20140118_134314 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBoat loading dock for floating the Jordan River

20140118_134407 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJanuary Horse Riding Girl