Parks & Outdoor Recreation
- City and county parks with stunning mountain views, creek access, sports fields and activities, playgrounds, fitness stations, and much more.
- Regional trails, including Parley's Trail that connects to the Jordan River Trail and Bonneville Trail for miles and miles of recreation.
- The Jordan River Trail with biking, hiking, and boating opportunities, and trail access to the Tracey Aviary Jordan River Nature Center.
We are committed to increasing access to parks, trails, and open spaces for our residents and neighborhoods that enhance quality of life. SSL is regularly adding features and acreage to our established park system and connecting them with more trails and bike lanes each year.
Countless studies have demonstrated the health benefits of outdoor activity, from lower stress levels to improved physical fitness. As South Salt Lake continues to grow, we are committed to increasing access to parks, trails, and open spaces for our residents and neighborhoods that enhance quality of life. In addition to access to the parks and green spaces, our Recreation Department continues to grow programming that provides residents fun and affordable sports and outdoor recreational opportunities. SSL has a long-term goal of getting parks, trails, and community centers in every neighborhood of the city and within walking distance (2 blocks) of all residents.
Check out these recreation pages and learn about the outdoor spaces and programs near you.
South Salt Lake is home to several community gardens. Click the links below to see how you can get involved with a community garden near you.
Wasatch Community Gardens works with community partners to increase access for everyone to grow and eat health, delicious food. Check out their website for gardening and education programs, resources, and plot registration information.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) hosts their New Roots program assists refugees in growing their own food for healthy families, secure communities, and a more sustainable future.
- Are there ways I can get outdoors right in South Salt Lake?
Yes! We have several parks right within the city, as well as trails that run through the city, and into our neighboring communities. Learn more at the Parks and Trails webpages.
- Where can I find a full list of the parks, trails and open spaces in the City?
Each of the following webpages contains a full and updated list of options in and around South Salt Lake:
- Who maintains parks and trails in SSL?
Parks are maintained by either City and County staff, depending on who owns that park or trail. Most are SSL City parks, except Harmony, James Madison, and General Holm. The Jordan River Trail is overseen by Salt Lake County, while Parley’s Trail, Mill Creek Trail and Meadowbrook Trail are maintained by South Salt Lake.