Parks & Outdoor Recreation

SSL Parks and Green Spaces (PDF) Opens in new windowUtah is renowned for its outdoor recreation, from towering peaks to winding forest trails. South Salt Lake has its own piece of paradise offering many outdoor recreation activities, including:

  • 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.

Outdoor Opportunities

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.

Community Gardens

Community GardensSouth 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.


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