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3383 South 300 East, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 • 385-468-7275

Notable or Unique Features

Follows is a list of parks with notable or unique features of interest to the public in general.

Bennion

5600 South 3200 West, Taylorsville

  • A medium sized retention basin with a playground and sleigh riding hill.  Owned by Taylorsville City, maintained by Salt Lake County.
  • 4.25 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields -- (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- Plastic play set with 2 slides and 4 swings, light nearby
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- Has a sled riding hill.

Big Bear

930 East Onyx Lane (9695 South), White City Township

  • Regional, Class Two
  • A beautiful, large park with many trees and many amenities. There is a large statue of a bear in the park.
  • 14.65 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 135, 5-20' tables
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- Pavilion and some sports amenities.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- (none)

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields -- 2 Little League fields.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Large metal and plastic playset with 5 swings and 5 slides
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- 1 regulation soccer field.
  • Tennis -- 2 lighted, concrete
  • Drinking Fountain -- yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- yes
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- around playground
  • Notable Features -- There is a large statue of a bear in the park.

Big Cottonwood East

4500 South 1500 East, Millcreek Township

  • A large regional park with a big natural area, water feature and amenities.
  • 89 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- Large plastic play set with 4 slides and 1 swing
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- .8 mile-nature area
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 4 throughout park
  • Notable Features -- stream runs near playground area. Large nature area with trails.

Park Photo

Big Cottonwood East Park Playground

Big Cottonwood East Park Grassy Area

 

Big Cottonwood East Park Nature Area

Big Cottonwood Regional

4300 South 1300 East, Millcreek Township

  • A large regional park with a pavilion situated on a knoll. There is a large multipurpose grassy area and many amenities including softball fields, baseball field and sand volleyball courts.
  • 72.06 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 210 -- 8-16' tables and 4-8' tables.
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- At pavilion and playground.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- 4 courts with amphitheater-style seating.
  • Volleyball -- 2 grass courts. 

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - Larry H. Miller softball complex (4 fields) and 1 Little League field
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Large plastic playset with 4 swings and 4 slides.
  • Restrooms -- Yes.
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 by pavilion and 1 by playground
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 5736 feet concrete, includes 2172 feet (.41 miles) around softball complex.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 15-20 throughout with BBQ stands--bring your own BBQ
  • Notable Features -- There are 4 sand volleyball courts in the park. 
    Amphitheatre-style seating areas at pavilion. Private vehicles are not allowed to use the sidewalk leading to the pavilion.

Bonneville Trailhead

2945 South Wasatch Blvd. (3536 East), Millcreek Township

  • A small, regional trailhead at the Bonneville Shoreline Trail
  • 0.38 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- doesn't work
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 2
  • Notable Features -- Trailhead for the Bonneville Shoreline trail

Canyon Rim (West End)

3100 South 2900 East, Millcreek Township

  • A large, beautiful regional park with pavilions and amenities and both the east and west side of the park.
  • 15.7 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - West End -- Covered, seats 170. 8 16-foot wood tabless.
  • Electricity -- Yes.
  • Lighting -- Yes.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 pits, mostly sand and dirt.
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 regulation sand court

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 1 regulation slow pitch field on the northeast side
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- West, small playset with 2 slides. East, large playset with 4 swings and 4 slides.
  • Restrooms -- Yes, on both ends
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- 2 concrete courts located in the northwest corner.
  • Pickleball -- The 2 tennis courts have also been lined for pickleball. 
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 at each restroom. 
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 1.3 mile walkway
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 7 with BBQ stands throughout the park. Bring your own BBQ grill.
  • Notable Features -- In-the-round amphitheater at the west end with seating for 450.

Copperton

8791 West Park Street, Copperton Township

  • A beautiful, shady regional park with mature trees, interesting memorials and many amenities.
  • 9.93 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 130 -- 6- 16' wood tables and 1-10' table
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets
  • Lighting -- Yes
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 4 pits, mostly dirt
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 concrete court (same as basketball court)

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- Full size court with 2 hoops (same as volleyball court).
  • Playground -- 2 playsets with 12 swings and brick and tire play structures.
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- 2 lighted asphalt courts.
  • Drinking Fountain -- yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 3353 feet concrete
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 15 scattered throughout the park, 8 with BBQ stands.
  • Notable Features -- 2 lighted concrete roller hockey "sports courts" with 1 row of concrete bleacher seating.

Park Photos

Copperton Park Pavilion Photo

Copperton Park Playground - view 1 Photo

Copperton Park Playground - view 2 Photo

Copperton Park Grassy Area Photo

Creekside

1664 East Murray-Holladay Road (4800 South), Holladay

  • A regional park with many mature trees and a disc golf course running through it.
  • 26.13 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 250 -- 12-16' wood tables.
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets
  • Lighting -- Yes
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 2 regulation sand courts.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields -- (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Metal playset with 1 slide and 3 swings.
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- Yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 1251 feet concrete
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- around playground 
  • Notable Features -- The park has an 18 hole disc (frisbee) golf course. Disc sets may be rented from our office. Pavilion hill is a sledding hill in winter.

Park Photos

Creekside Park Pavilion and Playground

Creekside Park Pavilion

Creekside Park Big Cottonwood Creek

Little Cottonwood / Crestwood

7485 South Siesta Drive (1700 East), Cottonwood Heights

  • A large, regional park with outdoor pool and many amenities including a large natural area with walking path.
  • 58 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Uncovered, seats 75 -- 7-8' aluminum tables. Has large BBQ grill.
  • Electricity -- No outlets
  • Lighting -- No
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 pits, mostly dirt and asphalt.
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- (none)

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- 1 small metal playset with 1 slide and a tire playset.
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- 2 asphalt courts.
  • Pickleball -- The 2 tennis courts have also been lined for pickleball.  
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 by tennis courts
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 2333 feet concrete walkway, 1.1 mile path loop.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 11 throughout the park with BBQ stands--bring your own BBQ grill.
  • Notable Features -- Large multipurpose grassy area. Equestrian trail at the north side of the park in the nature area.  Adjacent to an outdoor swimming pool.

Decker Lake

2300 West South Parkway Blvd. (2800 South), West Valley City

  • A regional park of a large pond surrounded by a jogging path. Along with the pond is a large nature preserve.
  • 51.8 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 6,777 feet (1.29 miles) around pond
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- large pond and nature area.

Dimple Dell Regional

10000 South to 10600 South 300 East to 3000 East, Sandy

  • A regional park of a large natural area with several horse trails, hiking trails and other amenities such as an amphitheatre and restrooms.
  • 646.39 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Pavilion - 4 small at Wrangler trailhead, each pavilion has 1 - 8 ft. table
  • Restroom - one at Wrangler trailhead and one at the amphitheatre.
  • Drinking Fountain - at Wrangler trailhead
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths and Horse Trails - throughout park
  • Picnic Tables, Benches - at Wrangler trailhead.
  • Notable Features - concrete and stone amphitheatre seats 425, with stage.

Dimple Dell Regional Park - Trails Map

Dimple Dell Advisory Board

The Advisory board is made up of volunteers who represent the population service by the park.  The board considers issues regarding the planning, development, use, and protection of the park, and makes such recommendations to Salt Lake County.

You may learn more about the board by visiting the Utah Public Notice Website which is used to archive and to notify the public about meetings, agendas and park activities.

Management Plan Document

View and download the Dimple Dell Management Plan document (35 MB PDF) or view and download the document by section in smaller file sizes:

Geologic View (G.K. Gilbert Geologic View Park)

9400 South Wasatch Blvd., Granite Community

  • A small neighborhood park with some benches that look up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
  • 2.23 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 360 feet of concrete walkway
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 4 metal benches facing east looking up Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Notable Features -- 5 interpretive signs that identify the various landforms around the area, most of which are visible from the park.

Hang Gliding

15300 South Steep Mountain Road (100 East), Draper

  • A regional park of a large area on the point of the mountain with two launch areas for hang gliders.
  • 80 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- Yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- A large area on the side of Point of the Mountain with 2 launch sites for hang gliders.

Hunter

3600 South 6000 West, West Valley City

  • A large, popular, regional park with many amenities including a pavilion, large playground, athletic venues.
  • 28.39 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 110 -- 5- 16' wood ables.
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- Pavilion has lighting.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 grass and sand pits
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 court near pavilion

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - Little League 4-plex. Drop-in or reservable through our office.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Large plastic playset with 6 slides and 8 swings.
  • Restrooms -- Near the pavilion/playground area
  • Soccer -- 2 regulation soccer fields; 4 small soccer fields 3 Little League football fields.
  • Tennis -- 2 lighted, recently redone courts
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 at restrooms by playground, 1 at baseball complex 
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 1435 feet of lighted walkway by playground and 2567 feet of walkway by ball fields for a total of 4002 feet.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 9 with BBQ stands scattered throughout the park--bring your own BBQ grill.
  • Notable Features -- Sledding hill on the northeast side of the park by the baseball fields. There is a flag pole located near the playground.

Park Photos

Hunter Park Pavilion Photo

Hunter Park Playground Photo

Jordan River Trailhead

2320 South 1000 West, West Valley

  • A popular trailhead park on the Jordan River Parkway located on the west side of the river.
  • 7.07 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 32 -- 3 - 16' tables.
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- Pavilion
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- (none)

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- New, updated playground in 2015.
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 by restroom 
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- The park is adjacent to the Jordan River Parkway.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 16 with BBQ stands scattered throughout the park -- bring your own BBQ grill.
  • Notable Features -- 3 canoe docks.

Magna-Copper (West End)

2600 South 8941 West, Magna Township

  • A large, older regional park with green space, 2 pavilions, tennis courts and skatepark.
  • 20.41 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - West is covered, seats 200. 14 16-foot wood tables.
  • Electricity -- Yes
  • Lighting -- Yes
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 asphalt and sand pits.
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 regulation sand court by the West Pavilion.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 1 regulation field located on the east side
  • Basketball Courts -- 1 full size court located on the east side, which is also used as a volleyball court.
  • Playground -- West side has a metal and plastic playset with 2 slides.  East side has a metal and plastic playset with 8 swings and 3 slides.
  • Restrooms -- On the east side and also under the stands on the west side.
  • Soccer -- Little League Football field located on east side.
  • Tennis -- West side - 2 lighted concrete courts
  • Drinking Fountain -- Near the West pavilion and on the east side.
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 4092 feet of a "fitness walk course" along 2900 South, mostly lighted.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 3 picnic tables scattered throughout the park. 6 metal and wood benches throughout the park
  • Notable Features -- Older park with lots of green space. There is a skate park located on the west side.

Mill Creek Canyon

East on 3800 South (Mill Creek Canyon Road) from 3500 East (Wasatch Blvd.), Wasatch National Forest

Mill Creek Canyon is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.  If you have questions about the canyon not specific to its reservable group sites or any other information not found on this web page, contact the
   Public Lands Information Center
   (located in the REI store)
   3285 East 3300 South
   Salt Lake City, UT  84109
   Telephone: 801-466-6411.
Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm   and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Salt Lake County has an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service and the County's Parks Office manages reservations at the canyon's 10 picnic group sites and mountain yurt.

The picnic areas, which are reservable from June through September, are located in three areas of the canyon: Church Fork, Box Elder and Terraces. There is no lighting or electricity available. Drinking water is available only at the Terraces Picnic Area.

Church Fork Area --

Located 2.3 miles past the fee station on the left side. Has 2 group sites that may be reserved and several first come, first serve picnic tables. There is no drinking water available. Elevation starts at about 5,200 feet.

Group Site, John Neff
  • Capacity --Seats 50, 3 16-foot uncovered picnic tables on concrete surface. One 8 foot preparation table.
  • Rental Fee -- $60.00, includes 6 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Access to the Pipeline, Grandeur Peak and Desolation hiking trails.
  • Creek -- Near main creek.
  • Restroom -- Nearby, vault toilet.
Group Site, Fred Foyer
  • Capacity --Seats 50, 2 16-foot uncovered picnic tables on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $60.00, includes 6 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grate and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Access the Pipeline, Grandeur Peak and Desolation hiking trails.
  • Creek -- Near side creek and small waterfall.
  • Restroom -- Vault toilet.

South Box Elder Picnic Area --

Located 2.6 miles past the fee station on the right side of the road. Has one group site that may be reserved and several picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. Next to the main canyon road. No drinking water is available.

Group Site, Edmund Elsworth
  • Capacity --Seats 25, 3 uncovered 8-foot wood picnic tables and 2 serving tables.
  • Rental Fee -- $35.00, includes 5 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Large barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Near the Desolation hiking, biking and horseback riding trailhead and the Thayne Canyon hiking and horseback riding trailhead.
  • Creek -- Across from the main canyon road.
  • Restroom -- Restroom nearby. Vault toilet.

Upper Box Elder Picnic Area --

Located 1/2 mile up on the left from South Box Elder Picnic Area. Has three group sites available for reservation or first come, first serve basis. Elevation is 5,500 feet. No drinking water is available.

Group Site, Alva Alexander
  • Capacity --Seats 25, 3 uncovered 8-foot picnic tables and 1 serving table on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $35.00, includes 5 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Next to Pipeline hiking, biking and horseback riding trail.
  • Creek -- Next to the canyon creek.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilets.
Group Site, Amy Smith
  • Capacity --Seats 25, 3 uncovered 8-foot picnic tables and 1 serving table on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $35.00, includes 5 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Next to Pipeline hiking, biking and horseback riding trail.
  • Creek -- Next to the canyon creek.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilet.
Group Site, Sara Skidmore
  • Capacity --Seats 25, 3 uncovered 8-foot picnic tables and 1 serving table on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $35.00, includes 5 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Next to Pipeline hiking, biking and horseback riding trail.
  • Creek -- Next to the canyon creek.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilet.

Terraces Picnic Area --

Located 3.8 miles past the fee station on the right side of the road. Has four group sites that may be reserved. Spring water is available for drinking. Elevation is about 6000 feet.

Group Site, Archibald Gardner
  • Capacity --Seats 50, uncovered picnic tables on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $60.00, includes 11 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Near the Terraces/Elbow Fork, Bowman Fork and Porter Fork hiking and horseback riding trails.
  • Creek -- None nearby.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilet.
Group Site, Chauncey Porter
  • Capacity --Seats 50, uncovered picnic tables on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $60.00, includes 6 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Near the Terraces/Elbow Fork, Bowman Fork and Porter Fork hiking and horseback riding trails.
  • Creek -- None nearby.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilets.
Group Site, Charles Stillman
  • Capacity --Seats 50, uncovered picnic tables on concrete surface.
  • Rental Fee -- $60.00, includes 12 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grill and fire ring.
  • Hiking -- Near the Terraces/Elbow Fork, Bowman Fork and Porter Fork hiking and horseback riding trails.
  • Creek -- None nearby.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilets.
Group Site, Bowman Fork
  • Capacity --Seats 100, uncovered picnic tables.
  • Rental Fee -- $100.00, includes 24 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- Barbeque grills and two fire rings.
  • Hiking -- Near the Terraces/Elbow Fork, Bowman Fork and Porter Fork hiking and horseback riding trails.
  • Creek -- None nearby.
  • Restroom -- Nearby. Vault toilet.
   

Yurt --

Located at the Upper Big Water trailhead 4.5 miles past the winter gate at Maple Grove. Access by snowshoe or ski only on the Mill Creek ski trail. Operating season is December 1 through April 30. Elevation is 7,520 feet.  You may view and download a flyer published by the U.S. Forest Service.

Yurt Reservation Request Form

Yurt
  • Capacity --Maximum 8 people, 2 - 4 foot by 7 foot bunks (2 double-bunk beds.)
  • Rental Fee -- $75.00, includes 4 vehicle passes.
  • Amenities -- wood burning stove, table and benches.
  • Hiking -- Check with the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center before heading into the backcountry.
  • Creek -- Close to yurt.
  • Restroom -- Next to yurt. Vault toilet.

Photos

Yurt Outside View

Yurt Inside View

Yurt Inside View

General Canyon Information and Rules

You may view and download the brochure published by the U.S. Forest Service which includes a map and trail information. Follows are common rules for some canyon activities.

Bicycles
  • Even-numbered days -- Are allowed on Big Water, Little Water and Great Western trails.
  • Odd-numbered days -- Are not allowed on the upper Mill Creek Big Water, Little Water and Great Western trails.
  • Bikes are always allowed on the Pipeline trail (regardless of day.)
  • Bikes are never allowed in the Mt. Olympus Wilderness Area.
Dogs
  • Even-numbered days -- MUST be leashed at all times in all areas of the canyon.
  • Odd-numbered days -- Are allowed off-leash only on trails.
  • Dogs (and horses) must remain outside of Watershed Area.
  • Please properly dispose of dog waste.
Picnic Areas
  • Group sites may be reserved by contacting the Salt Lake County Park Operations Office.
  • Fires are allowed in fire rings and grill stands unless fire restrictions are applicable.
  • There are several picnic tables throughout the canyon that are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All picnic areas are available during the summer months. They are open at 8 am and close at 10 pm.
  • Visitors must carry out everything they bring in. "Pack it in Pack it out."
Camping
  • Only backcountry camping is allowed in Mill Creek Canyon.
  • Camping must be at least 1/2 mile off the road and 200 feet from developed areas and water.
  • Check for any fire restrictions.
Other
  • The winter gate, located just past the Maple Grove parking area, closes on November 1 and opens on July 1.
  • Contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff Department at 801-743-7000 in order to report crime or to have tresspassers removed from reserved picnic areas.

Millrace

5400 South 1150 West, Taylorsville

  • A large regional park with 2 pavilions and amenities, including a large grassy area, bass fishing pond and a fenced off-leash dog park.
  • 19.51 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - East Pavilion is covered, seats 107 -- 10-8' metal tables. West Pavilion is covered, seats 85 and is a drop-in facility.
  • Electricity -- East Pavilion has 4 outlets. West Pavilion-- (none)
  • Lighting -- East Pavilion has lighting. West Pavilion-- (none)
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- (none)

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 2 backstops.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- New metal and plastic playset
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis/Pickle ball -- 2 pickle ball courts 
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 near pavilion and 1 in dog park
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 0.4 miles per lap around grassy area.  Next to the Jordan River Parkway.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 6 metal tables around the jogging trails. 22 metal benches.
  • Notable Features -- Off-leash, fenced dog park with activity stations; bass fishing pond.

Park Photos

Millrace Park East Pavilion

Millrace Park Playground

Millrace Park Off-Leash Dog Area

Millrace Park Bass Fishing Pond

Oquirrh Park and Kearns Skate/BMX Park

5800 South Cougar Lane (4800 West), Kearns Township

  • One of the County's largest regional parks with 5 baseball diamonds, three regulation size soccer fields and the Kearns Skate/BMX Park. Park slopes from the west to east and from the baseball fields to the soccer fields.
  • 53.24 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 2 adult-size baseball, 3 little-league triplex.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- near adult-size baseball fields.
  • Soccer -- 3 regulation fields.
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- The Kearns Skate/BMX Park is located in the south east corner of the park. For questions or concerns about the park, please contact the Parks Office 385-483-7275. 

Oxbow

3300 South 1100 West, South Salt Lake

  • A regional, trailhead park to the Jordan River Parkway. The park has a restroom and some picnic tables.
  • 3.4 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 4 wood tables with BBQ stands throughout the park.
  • Notable Features -- 3 canoe docks at the Jordan River.

Pleasant Green

3250 South 8400 West, Magna Township

  • A large regional park that is adjacent to the Magna Fitness and Recreation Center and Pool. The park has many amenities, including a large green space.
  • 27.64 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 170--6-21' aluminum tables
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets
  • Lighting -- Pavilion
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 pits
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 30' x 60' sand court.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- 1 full court facility with 2 hoops
  • Playground -- Playset with 4 slides and 6 swings
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- 2 regulation soccer fields and 2 smaller fields, all with permanent goals
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths - - 7686' of walkway around park, recreation center and pool
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 24 wood and metal benches throughout the park, several by the pool.
  • Notable Features -- Outdoor pool managed by Magna Fitness and Recreation Center.

Rad Canyon -- BMX

9738 South 5200 West (off Old Bingham Highway), Unincorporated

  • A regional BMX park with partially developed tracks.
  • 13.66 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- north course, one at east end and one at west end of track.
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features --

Redwood Nature Area

2660 South 1160 West, West Valley City

  • A regional park of a unique loop trail over a mile long that connects the Jordan River Parkway with the Redwood Multipurpose Center and West Valley City.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- A unique nature area of the Jordan River Parkway.

Southridge

5051 South 4015 West, Taylorsville

  • One of the larger regional parks with a wide range of amenities including: five baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball, cricket, soccer and rugby fields.
  • 39.76 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion - Covered, seats 120, 11 - 16 ft. wood tables
  • Electricity -- at pavilion
  • Lighting -- at pavilion
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 dirt and sand courts
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 2 regulation sand courts

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 5 baseball fields.
  • Basketball Courts -- 1 full-sized court with 2 basketball standards
  • Playground -- A circular play area with a large metal and plastic play set with 6 swings and 5 slides.
  • Restrooms -- 1 near the pavilion and 1 near the Winski adult-size baseball field.
  • Soccer -- 1 full-sized soccer field with goals.  Rugby goals are attached for rugby play.  Also, field doubles as outfield for women's cricket pitch. 
  • Tennis -- 4 lighted asphalt courts.
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- (none)
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 4 tables throughout the park including 3 with BBQ stands. 3 wood benches around play area, 1 bench at adult-sized baseball field.
  • Notable Features -- 2 cricket fields.

Sugar House

2100 South from 1350 East to 1600 East, Salt Lake City

  • A beautiful, large regional park with many amenities, including 7 reservable pavilions, 2 playgrounds, a pond & creek, trees and open spaces. The park is managed by the Sugar House Park Authority. Go to their web site for more park information.
  • 110.51 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion - 7 covered pavilions, each with at least 2 BBQ grills, lighting and electrical outlets. For more pavilion information go to Sugar House Park and look under "Reservations" and "Pavilion Rentals."
  • Electricity -- All pavilions have outlets.
  • Lighting -- All pavilions.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 4 lighted sand and grass pits at the Hidden Grove Pavilion. Horseshoes may be rented from the Parks office.
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- Each pavilion has a concrete court. The Fabian Lakeside, Big Field and Parley's Creek pavilions have oversized, 50'x70' courts. Volleyball equipment may be rented from our office.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - baseball field is located just west of the Mt. Olympus Pavilion. It may be reserved or used for recreational purposes on a drop-in basis.
  • Basketball Courts -- Near the Sugar Beet pavilion, lighted area with 6 hoops
  • Playground -- 2 in the park. One is located in the main part of the park near the Parley's Creek pavilion; the other is located in the southeast corner of the park near the Sugar Beet pavilion.   Each is a large plastic play set with 6 slides and 4 swings.
  • Restrooms -- Restrooms are located near the Fabian Lakeside, Parley's Creek and Sugar Beet pavilions.
  • Soccer -- A large area located north of the Big Field pavilion (no goals.)  It may be reserved or used for recreational purposes on a drop-in basis. There are other open areas throughout the park that may be reserved or used for recreational use.
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- Located adjacent to each restroom and near the Sego Lily Pavilion.
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 1.5 miles around the asphalt inner loop. 1.87 miles around the edge of the park on the jogging path.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 13 picnic tables scattered throughout the park.
  • Notable Features -- Amphitheater at the Sugar Beet pavilion; a designated sledding hill at the west end; 2 small bridges cross the creek.

Tanner

2760 South (Heritage Way) 2695 East, Salt Lake City

  • A regional park with several amenities, including 2 pavilions and is adjacent to the Parley's Nature Park, which is managed by Salt Lake City.
  • 9.75 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - West end: 12-8' tables clustered very close together--1 cover for each 2 tables-- seats 100. East end: small covered pavilion seats 45 -- 4-16' wood tables
  • Electricity -- No electricity at either pavilion area.
  • Lighting -- No lights at either pavilion area.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- (none)

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 1 little league field.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Located on the east side--large playset with 2 slides and 2 swings.
  • Restrooms -- Located at the west end of the park
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- 1 court - marginal condition
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 at restroom, 1 by baseball field.
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 2121 feet of concrete walkway.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 4 metal picnic tables on the northwest side of the park. 8 metal benches throughout the park.
  • Notable Features -- Extreme parking difficulties at the east end of the park due to the close proximity of Parley's Nature Park.  Park has a water feature.

Taylorsville (South End)

4751 South Plymouth View Drive (1625 West), Taylorsville

  • A regional, large, older park with many trees and amenities, including a skateboard park, a reservable pavilion and a large, open grassy area.
  • 15 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - South end: Covered, seats 80.  10 metal tables.  Located near the skateboard park.
  • Electricity -- Outlets are on the pillars.
  • Lighting -- Yes.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 concrete court.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- 1 court with 2 hoops on the north end.
  • Playground -- Large playground, metal and plastic playsets with a total of 6 swings and 5 slides. Located closer to the North Pavilion and is partially shaded by trees.
  • Restrooms -- Near South Pavilion
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 in the main park and 1 at the north end of the skateboard park
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 1728' of concrete walkway
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 7 scattered throughout the park.
  • Notable Features -- Skateboard park at south end. Flag pole at north end.

Park Photos

 Taylorsville Park South Pavilion -- view 1 Photo

Taylorsville Park South Pavilion -- view 2 Photo

Taylorsville Park Playground (north end) Photo

Union

7360 South 700 East, Midvale

  • A regional, large park with many amenities including a pavilion and walking path.
  • 17.22 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 235 people -- 8-16' and 5-8' wood tables. Uncovered 12'x68' concrete pad on west side of pavilion.
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- Pavilion.
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 pits, sand and dirt.
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 regulation sand court.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 4 baseball fields of varying sizes.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Large, plastic playset with 2 slides and 6 swings.
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- Yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 3552 feet of asphalt path (.67 of a mile) and 1213 feet of concrete.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 4 with BBQ stands scattered throughout the park. 4 wood benches around play area. 4 wood benches around horseshoe courts.
  • Notable Features -- 1 flag pole and a World War I monument.

Upper District

3800 South 3500 East (Wasatch Blvd.), Millcreek Township

  • A small neighborhood park with a water feature and walking path.
  • 3.44 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 metal fountain with 2 nozzles.
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 1385 feet of walkway.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- 1 large water mill with a pond and small stream.

Gary C. Swenson Valley Regional

5100 South 2700 West, Taylorsville

  • A regional large park with a pavilion, disc golf course, exercise track, outdoor basketball complex, 4-field softball complex, large, grassy areas and pool.
  • 89.86 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 130 -- 12-8' wooden tables
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- Pavilion
  • Horseshoe Courts -- (none)
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 regulation sand court

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - Fenced, 4-field softball complex. It is used for high school and league play.
  • Basketball Courts -- Outdoor complex with 6 hoops located west of the Library parking lot.
  • Playground -- Upgraded in 2015.
  • Restrooms -- Yes, one by the pavillon, one behind the pool.
  • Soccer -- 2 regulation fields by basketball courts. 
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- Yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- Concrete path around softball complex, 0.53 miles. Dirt and gravel path around park, 0.78 miles. Asphalt walking path, 0.61 miles.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 7 with BBQ stands near the playground in the grove of quaking aspen. Bring your own BBQ grill. 11 benches throughout park.
  • Notable Features -- 18-hole disc golf course, the Taylorsville Recreation Center, an outdoor pool, County Library, all located in or adjacent to the park.

Welcker Memorial

4700 South from 4100 West to 4800 West, Kearns Township

  • A long, narrow, neighborhood park that runs along 4700 South. Amenities include basketball and volleyball courts, drinking fountains and concrete walkway.
  • 10.7 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion -- (no pavilion, but other amenities)
  • Volleyball -- 2 - regulation 30' x 60' sand volleyball courts at the east end of the park.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- 2 - 30' x 60' half-courts each with one hoop. One at the west end and one in the middle.
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- (none)
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- 5110 feet of concrete walkway.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 28 metal benches along the walkways.
  • Notable Features -- The park's walkway is part of a 3-mile loop with the Utah & Salt Lake Canal trail (which runs diagonally to the north of the park) and the sidewalk along 4800 West.

West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park

 5982 West New Bingham Highway, West Jordan

  • Adjacent to the West Jordan Animal Shelter and Ron Wood Park, this is a fully enclosed, regional park for dogs to be off-leash. The park is separated into three areas: one for small dogs and the other two for larger dogs.
  • 3.77 acres.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - (none)
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Pavilion -- (none)
  • Playground -- (none)
  • Restrooms -- (none)
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- Three, one in each dog area.
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- One path in each of the two large dog areas.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 12 benches, (5 will become covered in the future.)
  • Notable Features -- Each area has a drinking fountain and pet clean-up station. Water is only available seasonally from May through September.  Special rules and regulations are posted on site.

Western Springs

4570 West Goshute Drive (12790 South), Riverton

  • A large, neighborhood park with many amenities, including a water playground.
  • 44.59 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion (Reservable) - Covered, seats 128 -- 12-8' metal tables.
  • Electricity -- Pavilion has outlets.
  • Lighting -- Pavilion
  • Horseshoe Courts -- 2 horseshoe pits, sand and grass with concrete backstops.
  • Shuffleboard -- (none)
  • Volleyball -- 1 regulation sand court.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Fields - 1 field with a backstop for drop-in use.
  • Basketball Courts -- (none)
  • Playground -- Metal and plastic playset with 2 slides.
  • Restrooms -- Yes
  • Soccer -- (none)
  • Tennis -- (none)
  • Drinking Fountain -- 1 attached to the east side of the bathrooms
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- A total of 3145 feet of concrete walkways in and around the park
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- 6 metal tables throughout the park.
  • Notable Features -- A water playground with water toys. There is also a sledding hill.

Wrangler Trailhead

10400 South 1400 East, Sandy

  • A regional trailhead to the Dimple Dell Regional Nature Park.  Trailhead has few amenities and about 20 parking stalls.
  • 2.36 acres.

Pavilion Amenities

  • Pavilion - 4 small pavilions, each one has 1 - 8 ft. table.

Park Amenities

  • Drinking Fountain -- Yes
  • Walkways/Jogging Paths -- Access to trails.
  • Picnic Tables, Benches -- (none)
  • Notable Features -- Trailhead to one of the last natural ecosystems in the Salt Lake valley with wildlife and plants.