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Our guide to Salt Lake City will help you find the best kid friendly parks in Salt Lake City Utah. Sitting at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains and extending to the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City has some of the best scenery in the country. The interface between city and nature draws residents and visitors alike to the Salt Lake Valley. There are few other places where you can enjoy urban pleasures and, within 20 minutes, hike a mountain trail or rest by a rushing stream. The city is emerging as a prominent economic center in the Rocky Mountains. Since 2001 the number of people living in the Salt Lake Valley has climbed from 720,000 to more than 1 million. As a reflection of this growth, a dynamic skyline has sprouted, along with ever-widening rings of suburbia. Smog occasionally bedevils the town, and some crime exists, but Salt Lake is working hard to remain a small, personable city. Near Salt Lake City, Antelope Island has superb hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife watching. American history buffs might choose to travel one of the best-preserved sections of the original Pony Express Trail, the 133-mi section through the desert of west-central Utah. There are tons of great kid friendly parks in the city of Salt Lake City, our city guide will help you find the best kid friendly parks. You may have a hard time deciding what to do in Salt Lake City, but we make your decision easy.


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Kid friendly parks in Salt Lake City


Brigham Young Historic Park - Salt Lake City, UT (801) 273-3434Brigham Young Historic Park - Salt Lake City, UT
100 N State St, (801) 273-3434 - City Creek was brought back above ground to be the centerpiece of this lovely little downtown park east of the expanded Temple Square. Concerts and

Jordan River Parkway - Salt Lake City, UT
1060 S 900 W, (801) 264-2614 - The Jordan River Parkway is a multi-use trail following, and sometimes crossing, the Jordan River from 7800 South in West Jordan to Highway 201 in

Jordan Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1060 S 900 W, (801) 972-7860 - Jordan Park offers a couple bowerys, picnic tables, a fireplace, a sand volleyball court, playgrounds (for all abilities), a skate park, tennis c

Winchester Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1250 W Winchester St, (801) 262-8785 - Set between a quiet neighborhood and the Jordan River Winchester Park offers a slice of wildlife, with a wetland made into a lovely duck pond, and

Sugar House Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1300 E 2100 S, (801) 483-5473 - Sugar House Park is one of the prettiest parks in the city, offering fun things to do in both the summer and winter.


Reservoir Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1300 E S Temple, (801) 596-5000 - Reservoir Park offers tennis courts and a playground.

Constitution Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1300 W 200 N - Constitution Park offers tennis courts, a softball diamond, a soccer field, a playground, picnic pavilions, and a grass volleyball court. The picni

Wasatch Hollow Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1700 S 1700 E - Wasatch Hollow Park offers a playground, restrooms, and benches. It is situated along a river.

Antczak Park - Salt Lake City, UT
1850 E 7200 S, (801) 943-3160 - Antczak Park offers tennis courts, a horseshoe pit, a sand volleyball court, a large grassy area (perfect for kite flying), two playgrounds, two ba

Evergreen Park - Salt Lake City, UT
2230 Evergreen Ave - Evergreen Park is a neighborhood park that offers a baseball diamond and a large grassy playing field.

Rotary Glen Park - Salt Lake City, UT
2270 S 800 E - Rotary Glen Park offers a small bowery and picnic tables. The bowery can be rented for private use; $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.

Fairmont Park - Salt Lake City, UT
2361 S 900 E, (801) 466-0904 - Fairmont Park offers a couple bowerys, picnic tables, a fireplace, a sand volleyball court, playgrounds (for all abilities), an outdoor lighted ska

Donner Park - Salt Lake City, UT
2710 S Lake St, (801) 829-6866 - Donner Park offers an all-abilities playground and some benches.

Mill Hollow Park - Salt Lake City, UT
2900 Hollow Mill Dr - Mill Hollow Park offers a tennis court, a playground, an informal baseball diamond, small picnic tables around the park, a running path, and a co

Murray City Park - Salt Lake City, UT
296 E Murray Park Rd - Murray City Park is a large city park, well hidden, but just off State Street. It has an outdoor pool, an amphitheater, lots of picnic spots and pl

Fitts Park - Salt Lake City, UT
3050 S 500 E, (801) 412-3217 - Fitts Park is a nicely shaded park nestled away in a South Salt Lake neighborhood. It has several playgrounds for kids, sand volleyball pits, restr

Canyon Rim Park - Salt Lake City, UT
3100 S 3100 E, (801) 483-5473 - Canyon Rim Park is located in an east bench neighborhood. The park boasts a 650 seat amphitheater with a round step stage, four dirt and sand horse

Pioneer Park - Salt Lake City, UT
350 W 300 S - Pioneer Park is slowly becoming a park where people feel comfortable...at least during major events such as the Downtown Farmers' Market or public

Harmony Park - Salt Lake City, UT
3750 S Main St, (801) 483-5473 - Harmony Park is a great park for young and old alike. A covered pavilion, horse shoe pits, several covered tables, a volleyball court, tennis court

Big Cottonwood Park - Salt Lake City, UT
4300 S 1300 E - The first thing you'll notice about Big Cottonwood Park is the large softball complex, with four diamonds surrounding a central set of bleachers. B

Creekside Park - Salt Lake City, UT
4800 S 1665 E, (435) 658-2345 - Creekside Park is a community park, featuring large grassy areas, picnic areas, an 18-hole frisbee golf course, and two sand volleyball courts.

Valley Regional Park - Salt Lake City, UT
5100 S 2700 W, (801) 483-5473 - Valley Regional Park is a city park with softball fields. The park hosts several popular city celebrations, including Taylorsville Dayzz and Easter

Centennial Park - Salt Lake City, UT
5405 W 3100 S, (801) 977-8700 - West Valley's Centennial Park is the site of many of the city's major events including egg hunts, farmers' markets, Cinco de Mayo, and WestFest.

Willow Pond Park - Salt Lake City, UT
6059 Murray Pkwy Ave, (801) 483-5473 - Willow Pond does, indeed, have a fishing pond (more like a small lake, and note that adults do need a fishing license), three playgrounds for vario

Riverside Park - Salt Lake City, UT
739 N 1400 W, (801) 539-1860 - Riverside Park offers bowerys, soccer and football fields, ball diamonds, basketball half court, horseshoe pits, a grass volleyball court, and a pl

Butler Park - Salt Lake City, UT
7500 S 2700 E, (801) 483-5473 - Butler Park offers four tennis courts, a horseshoe pit, a play area for kids, volleyball courts, baseball fields, and a covered picnic pavilion (ca


Kid friendly in Salt Lake City


Redwood Recreation Center - Salt Lake City, UT
3060 S Lester St, (801) 974-6923 - The Redwood Recreation Center offers a full spectrum of sports and recreation activities, as well as a computer lab with free classes. The classe

Washington Square - Salt Lake City, UT
451 S State St, (801) 535-6102 - The centerpiece of this 10-acre block in downtown Salt Lake is the City & County Building, a wonderful old building with ornate stonework. The rest

Wheeler Historic Farm - Salt Lake City, UT
6351 S 900 E, (801) 264-2241 - Wheeler Historic Farm is an interactive working farm. Visitors can milk cows, view farm animals, and learn about the buildings and machines that ma

Hidden Falls Trail - Salt Lake City, UT
Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd, (801) 943-1794 - With an elevation gain of 40 feet and a total distance of .3 miles, the Hidden Falls Trail (located in the Wasatch National Forest) is an easy hike

Memory Grove - Salt Lake City, UT
City Creek Cyn Rd, (801) 483-6880 - This memorial park is dedicated to Utah's casualties of foreign wars. Many of the trees in Memory Grove were uprooted by the tornado in 1999 and re

Mill Creek Canyon - Salt Lake City, UT
S Wasatch Blvd & E 3800 S - Mill Creek Canyon is the only canyon that allows canine companions. Every season here has charm of its own; cool in the summer, ablaze with foliage


Kid friendly recreation in Salt Lake City


Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT (801) 581-4747Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT
300 Wakara Way, (801) 581-4747 - Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical center in the Great Basin. Eighteen of the garden's 200 acres are formal gardens. Families can tour the g

West Valley Acord Ice Center - Salt Lake City, UT
5353 W 3100 S, (801) 966-0223 - The Acord Ice Center offers year-round indoor ice skating and an outdoor pool (Centennial Pool).

Mill B Interpretive Trail - Salt Lake City, UT
Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd, (435) 843-3100 - The recently paved Mill B Interpretive Trail (located in the Wasatch National Forest) is a .7 mile (round trip) hike that follows Big Cottonwood Cr


Kid friendly zoo / aquariams in Salt Lake City


Utah's Hogle Zoo - Salt Lake City, UT (801) 582-1631Utah's Hogle Zoo - Salt Lake City, UT
2600 Sunnyside Ave, (801) 582-1631 - Hogle Zoo got its start in Liberty Park way back in 1911, and it's come a very long way, in terms of conservation and animal environments, since th


Kid friendly campgrounds in Salt Lake City


Spruces Campground - Salt Lake City, UT Spruces Campground - Salt Lake City, UT
County Hwy-1 - The most modern campground in the Salt Lake Ranger District, Spruces Campground is located 9.7 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It can accommodate f



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