Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah (Featured Photo)
Sugar 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.
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 playsets; 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.
SUGARHOUSE PARK WEBSITE
1330 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
4th of July Fireworks
Sugar House Art & Street Festival
In the winter the many hills provide a fun and free place for winter activities such as Snow-Tubing and Sledding.
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.
|Soccer Fields||32 Acres||Baseball Fields||Tennis Courts|
|Lighted Pavilions||Playgrounds||Running Trails||Valley Views|
|Rest Rooms||Walking Trails||Snow Sledding||Tubing Hills|
SANDY CITY PARKS & RECREATION
1765 E 8600 S
Sandy, UT 84093
CHRC has put together a 4-week training program to help you get ready for your next 5k Walk/Run. This camp is for everyone regardless of previous experience or physical ability. Goal is to get you running so that you can enjoy the benefits of being in peak shape and to help you have fun while doing it. Camp includes running drills to make you faster and more efficient, stretch and strength training drills to make you stronger and less injury prone.
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER
7500 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
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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 a Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats, and rabbits.
WHEELER HISTORIC FARM
6351 S 900 E
Murray, UT 8412
Today 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.
Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!
Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah