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Glendale Regional Park chosen as future home of iconic public art commission for Salt Lake City’s westside

May 8, 2024

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The Salt Lake City Arts Council has announced the Glendale Regional Park as the site for an upcoming iconic public art installation. This decision, rooted in extensive community input and collaboration, reflects the City’s commitment to inclusivity, neighborhood vitality, and celebrating the westside’s diverse cultural fabric.

Integrating an iconic public art installation into Glendale Regional Park’s Phase II plans will begin later this year through a Call for Artists. The commission, funded by the Salt Lake City Council and the voter-approved Parks, Trails, and Open Space General Obligation (GO) Bond, represents one of the most significant artistic and cultural investments aimed at enhancing the quality of life for westside residents in City history.

“I am grateful to the community for sharing their values, ideas, and dreams for this project,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “Investing in the westside means more than just investing dollars. Our artistic investments will create iconic, creative community spaces for generations of Salt Lakers to enjoy.”

The selection of Glendale Regional Park for this landmark public art commission results from collaborative efforts between the Salt Lake City Arts Council, community members, and residents. Mayor Mendenhall’s 2023 goal to engage westside communities in outreach and site selection for an “iconic public art installation for the westside” emphasized fostering community strength through intentional actions, yielding valuable feedback that shaped the decision-making process—a milestone in ongoing efforts.

Extensive community engagement, facilitated by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Civic Engagement team, informed the location decision (find the engagement summary here). Through online surveys, in-person interactions, and a community conversation event in November 2023, nearly 300 westside stakeholders provided valuable insights and ideas.

Additional factors such as accessibility, visibility, and community impact were considered when determining Glendale Regional Park as the ideal canvas for this transformative project. The park’s overarching goals and vision align seamlessly with this project.

Find renderings of the future Glendale Park here


About Salt Lake City Arts Council: The mission of the Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation. 

About the Public Art Program: We invite you to follow us on Instagram at @slc_publicartprogram for updates on this and the many other different projects we sponsor throughout Utah’s capital city. The Public Art Program is a service of the Salt Lake City Arts Council. You can learn more about what we do at and

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