Salt Lake City

Council District 5

Ballpark, Central Ninth, East Liberty Park, Liberty Wells

About District 5

District 5 extends from Interstate 15 to 1300 East, with some exceptions, and from 2100 South to 900 South. It’s home to turn-of-the-century neighborhoods and a community feel, with tree-lined streets, community ballparks, and dog parks. Liberty Park, a recreational jewel of the City, provides myriad opportunities for outdoor play and relaxation. At 80 acres, it’s a gathering place for thousands of families year-round.

District 5 is also home to the 9th & 9th business district, which is as eclectic as it is walkable. Featuring local businesses, restaurants, boutiques, and summer street fairs, it’s a daily stop for many District Five residents and a big draw for non-residents as well.

District Resources:

Community Police Officer

Posted on:May 19th, 2020
The Salt Lake City Police Department has a special unit devoted to grassroots problem-solving within the community. The Community Intelligence Unit (CIU) has seven officers who attend monthly community council meetings within the City’s seven City Council Districts. [...]

Community Councils

Posted on:May 19th, 2020
Attend monthly meetings to find out what's happening in your community and how to help build a better neighborhood. Locate your community council on the City's representation map. [...]

Funded Community Projects

Posted on:May 18th, 2020
Capital Improvement Projects are citywide community projects that improve public property. This includes streets and sidewalks, parks, and buildings. Projects have a service life of five or more years and cost $50,000 or more. Final costs of the projects may vary from the Council-approved budget, depending on actual costs of factors like contracts, supplies, and labor. [...]

Recent City Investments Map

Posted on:May 17th, 2020
This map features recent large City investments in District 5. As the district is home to some of the most walkable areas in the City, several investments have been made in improving transportation conditions for pedestrians and cyclists in addition to motorists. […]

District Master Plans

Posted on:May 15th, 2020
A master plan details the vision, policies, and framework developed by the community that guide growth and development in a neighborhood over a period of time. View the master plans for District 5 [...]

Tour the District

Ballpark Neighborhood

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The Ballpark neighborhood is generally located between 900 South and 2100 South from Interstate 15 to State Street. A mixture of residential, major commercial and manufacturing uses characterize the area. The north / south TRAX line runs through the neighborhood along the existing railroad line at approximately 200 West. Early residents of the northern area […]

Central Ninth Neighborhood

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The Central Ninth neighborhood has the rare quality of being simultaneously quaint and connected. Defined by front porches and single-family dwellings on tree-lined streets and a diverse array of restaurants, Central Ninth is also the home to many locally-owned service providers and small manufacturers. The heart of this neighborhood is characterized by unique gathering places; […]

East Liberty Park Neighborhood

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The East Liberty Park neighborhood is located between 900 South and 1300 South from 700 East to 1100 East. The neighborhood was one of the first streetcar suburbs in the Big Field Survey area. It is a quiet urban-suburban neighborhood of mixed single family, duplex, and small apartment houses with an intermingling of businesses and […]

Liberty Wells Neighborhood

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The beautiful, walkable neighborhood of Liberty Wells was established in the 1890s as part of the Mormon Pioneer’s “Big Field” project. In the 1850s, the area from 900 South to 2700 South was called ‘Big Field.’ People built houses, had farms, grew gardens, raised chickens, and milked cows in this large, open space. Residents grew […]

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 […]

Area Schools

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
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 ensure college and career readiness. Below is a list of public schools students residing in District 5 generally attend. Elementary Schools: Emerson Elementary Hawthorne Elementary […]

Liberty Park

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Liberty Park, located between 900 and 1300 South and 500 and 700 East, is the oldest and most prominent park in Utah. Since its beginning in 1882, Liberty Park has been a favorite open space retreat for thousands of people who have enjoyed its beautiful trees, shrubs and clean mountain air. Liberty is a place […]

Tower Theater

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Tower Theater is equal part charm and history. As the oldest operating theater in Salt Lake City, it has seen changes in facade, ownership and equipment since it’s 1921 inception. Tower’s historic appeal and nostalgic qualities are sufficiently alluring, but they offer a plethora of independent films you won’t find at other venue Vist the […]

Tracy Aviary

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over their 80 year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation. Their education programs reach over 60,000 children each […]

Liberty Wells Community Garden

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
Community gardens help improve and beautify our communities while growing healthy, organic, local food. District 5 is home to the Libery Wells Community Garden.  This garden opened in 2016 with more than 40 community members participating in the construction and growing food in rental plots. The garden is made possible by a partnership between Wasatch […]

9th & 9th Business District

Posted on:April 10th, 2018
The 900 East 900 South neighborhood and business district, also called 9th & 9th, is often referred to as one of the best kept secrets of Salt Lake City. Hip and funky, foodie and recreational, the area has some of the best restaurants and outdoor art in the city. The 9th & 9th Business District […]