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 (900 to 1300 South) were mostly farmers. Artisans and small businessmen such as shoemakers, weavers and carpenters also lived in the area. Most homes in this neighborhood are fifty years old or older and are modest in appearance. West Temple Street has larger well-kept homes and mature street trees. There are groupings of Post-World War II developments (mainly bungalows) along cul-de-sac residential side streets in the southern part of the area such as Layton, MacArthur and Westwood Avenues. Especially notable is the inner court design of Boulevard Gardens, located at approximately 1780 South West Temple, where the homes face inward onto a landscaped parkway rather than to the street, providing a more intimate and private setting.
The Ballpark community gets its name from the Smith’s Ballpark landmark located on 77 West 1300 South. This minor league baseball park is home of the Salt Lake Bees baseball team. The Ballpark is noted for its stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains and for the frequent fireworks displays throughout the summer.
Most who live in Ballpark appreciate the close proximity to downtown, the convenience of freeway access, friendly neighbors, walkability and welcoming diversity.