Salt Lake City

Council District 2

The Westside – Glendale, Poplar Grove, Fairpark

About District 2

District Two is situated in the southwest corner of Salt Lake City. Westside living is known for its homes with large lots, urban farming and many families. It’s also one of the City’s most diverse communities and features some of the City’s best Mexican and African restaurants.

The International Peace Gardens plays host to the 9th West Farmer’s Market in the summertime and is also a great jumping off point for an all-day bike ride that can take you along the river for over 50 miles in either direction.
 
 

Tour the District

Glendale Neighborhood

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The Glendale neighborhood is a cultural crossroads in Salt Lake City. The ethnically diverse neighborhood was originally developed as the Glendale Gardens housing project, built to accommodate a large influx of families moving to Utah for the World War II effort. Residents of Glendale enjoy the community’s diversity, friendliness, pride in community, and genuineness of […]

Poplar Grove Neighborhood

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Poplar Grove, the second largest neighborhood in Salt Lake City, got its name in the late 1800s after the Edwin Rushton family planted a grove of trees in the area. Poplar Grove enjoys a vibrant multi ethnic environment. The Spanish influence is recognizable in the locally owned markets and restaurants. Residents of this community are […]

Area Schools

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
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 2 generally attend. Elementary Schools: Edison Elementary Franklin Elementary Mary […]

Area Parks

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
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 […]

Chapman Library

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The Chapman Library is the only local or national historic site in District2, but it is a unique one. It is Salt Lake City’s only Carnegie library—a library built with funding from the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of only ten such buildings still used as a library and it is listed on both the […]

Community Gardens

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Community gardens help improve and beautify our communities while growing healthy, organic, local food. District 2 is home to a number of community gardens listed here.

Glendale Golf Course

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Combined with exceptional views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Glendale creates the ideal golfing experience. The course offers large wonderfully maintained greens with lake and wetland lined fairways that attract an abundance of waterfowl. There is a great view of the Salt Lake City skyline and the state capitol building from the 9th green. […]

Glendale Library

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The Glendale Branch offers approximately 20,000 square feet of space, making it the largest City Library branch. Special colored concrete and landscaped designs represent the geographic area along the Jordan River, while the design scheme of interior signage incorporates colors and forms that represent the many ethnic backgrounds of Glendale neighborhood residents. Visit the library’s […]

Industrial Districts

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
There are three major industrial districts in District 2. The 700 West corridor is a swath of development consisting of mostly industrial uses abutting single family homes between 800 South and approximately 1400 South. The second and third districts are south of 1700 South and west of Redwood Road. Redwood Road is an arterial state […]

SLC Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Project Areas

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Redevelopment agencies are a tool used by local governments to implement development goals of a community. Redevelopment projects are designed to spur additional growth, allowing depressed areas to be reestablished as economically productive centers for business and social activity. Below are the RDA project areas for District 2. North Temple Project Area The North Temple […]

International Peace Gardens

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The International Peace Gardens, located on the bank of the Jordan River in Salt Lake City, was founded as a citizenship project and as a lesson in peace and understanding between nations. The endeavor is evidence that people from many lands can unite in building a monument to peace. The garden was conceived in 1939 […]

Jordan River Parkway & Trail

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
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

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
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 […]

River District

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The River District, also known as the West Side of Salt Lake City, is home to an abundance of successful locally owned small businesses, restaurants, bakeries, specialty stores, urban farmers, natural amenities, and well connected community partners that make this area a vibrant destination. In addition, many exciting infrastructure improvement efforts are underway to make […]

Sorenson Unity Center

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The Sorenson Unity Center is Salt Lake City’s civic engagement and community learning center. Located in Glendale located at 1383 South 900 West, the programming and services provided engage neighbors, creates opportunities, builds community pride, and enhances livability in the City. Visit the Sorenson Unity Center’s website for more information.