To understand my connection to the westside, I need to take you back to when my mother, Venice Rogers (née Madsen), first moved into a little home on 972 Pinocchio Drive.
My mother’s family moved to the Rose Park neighborhood in the summer before my mother’s 6th grade year. Despite not having any connections to the area, the community embraced the Madsen family.
The Fairpark neighborhood is one of the smaller neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. It is most commonly known for the Utah State Fair park grounds. The Fairpark neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 as part of the Salt Lake City Northwest Historic District. The register includes resources that have […]
Jordan Meadows Neighborhood
Jordan Meadows is a neighborhood, located on the West side of Salt Lake City. Jordan Meadows is what’s known as a minority majority neighborhood. Which means more than half of residents represent social, ethnic, or racial minorities. The neighborhood is growing! With development along the North Temple corridor and in the North West Quadrant, there […]
Rose Park Neighborhood
Located in the area north of 600 North from Interstate 15 to Redwood Road, Rose Park is among the most ethnically diverse areas in Utah. The Rose Park Neighborhood is a post-World War II development whose name comes from the area’s original developer, Alan E. Brockbank. Brockbank designed the streets layout to look like a […]
Westpointe occupies the northwest portions of Salt Lake City, just minutes from downtown Salt Lake, the Salt Lake City International Airport, and Interstate 15. The Westpointe neighborhood offers its residents a more rural lifestyle while still giving them access to all that city life has to offer. Westpointe is one of the most affordable neighborhoods […]
Salt Lake City has a history of caring for and stewarding parks dating back to the dedication of the first major public park in the City, Liberty Park, in 1882. It stands as an example of a public park that serves a multitude of uses while preserving urban green space. Salt Lake City’s Parks Program […]
The Salt Lake City School District’s primary goal is to provide every student with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction, curriculum, support and other educational resources to insure college and career readiness. Below is a list of public schools students residing in District 1 generally attend. Elementary Schools: Backman Elementary Escalante Elementary […]
Fairpark Community Garden
Located at 1037 West 300 North, Fairpark Community Garden is shared with the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Youth Garden Program. The produce grown is donated to local food pantries in Salt Lake and the gardeners get to take some of their hard work home with them to enjoy. The area was used as a State Fair […]
Rose Park Community Garden
The garden is located at 871 North Cornell Street (1525 West). Community members who contribute the Rose Park Community share in about 4,000 pounds of organic produce each season where there a celebration held and a donation to the Utah Food Bank takes place. Visit the garden’s website.
The Day-Riverside Library was designed to complement the Rose Park neighborhood while remaining sensitive to the Jordan River Parkway. The south property of the Day-Riverside Branch is home to TreeUtah’s EcoGarden, a “food forest” where all members of the community can learn about urban farming and organic gardening. Visit the library’s website.
Jordan River Parkway & Trail
Winding through Westside neighborhoods, the Jordan River Parkway provides a north / south corridor exclusive to bicyclists and pedestrians. All Westside resident are less than a mile from either the river or a neighborhood park with recreation facilities (baseball fields, playgrounds, etc.) and over 80 percent are within a quarter-mile. The Jordan River is an […]
North Temple Corridor
Prior to the completion of Interstate 80, the North Temple corridor was the primary route to the Salt Lake International Airport. After I‐80 was completed, traffic was able to bypass North Temple in favor of the highway. Today, the street serves as the major surface street connecting Downtown to the neighborhoods and businesses in the […]
Northwest Recreation Center
The Northwest Recreation Center opened in 2010, enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors. Fitness complex amenities includes an eight-lane, competition-size lap pool, leisure pool, gymnasium with two full-size basketball courts, and indoor running track. Visit the center’s website.
The Northwest Quadrant, Salt Lake City’s Western edge, includes approximately 28,000 acres of land, which accounts for about 40% of the total area of Salt Lake City. It lies between 4000 West to the west City limits (approximately 8800 West) and from 2100 South Street to the north City limits. It is adjacent to the […]
Roots Disc Golf Course
Formally known as Jordan River Par-3 Golf Course, the Roots Disc Golf Course was rebuilt at the location of one of the original disc golf courses in Utah (1981-1986) opening in November 2014. The course has a unique personality with large old growth trees and grass fairways winding along the banks of the Jordan River. […]