Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department


Winter Wildlife Awareness Tips

Posted on: February 13th, 2023

You’ve probably “Herd” of the elk that have been visiting our City. Due to continued population growth, the wildland-urban interface is shrinking, and some essential habitat for our local wildlife can be found within our City’s parks and public lands. Here are some helpful winter wildlife awareness tips to keep in mind when recreating outdoors […]

Reimagine Nature: SLC Public Lands Master Plan and The Draw Receive Four Prestigious Awards

Posted on: October 24th, 2022

Salt Lake City Public Lands is thrilled to announce that we have received four awards honoring the following projects:  Reimagine Nature: SLC Public Lands Master Plan Each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognizes the best landscape architecture in the country. Out of 500 submissions, only 28 projects received recognition this year. Reimagine […]

Parks, Trails, and Open Space Bond

Posted on: October 11th, 2022

This November, Salt Lake City voters have an opportunity to vote on the Parks, Trails, and Open Space General Obligation (GO) Bond. This bond provides the opportunity to build on existing investments to enhance the public lands system. If passed, the City plans to fund eight significant projects across the City. The bond projects were identified […]

A New Park is Coming to Gateway!

Posted on: October 6th, 2022

The Gateway Triangle project was recently funded through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to plan a new park in the downtown community. Community engagement will be conducted through the Fall of 2022 that will focus on developing a vision of the space in collaboration with downtown community members. Come visit us at the Downtown Farmer’s […]

Regional Athletic Complex Tournament Drives $8.7 Million in Economic Impact for SLC

Posted on: September 22nd, 2022

The Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) is the premier multi-sports venue featuring 16 natural grass fields, breathtaking mountain views, and a location just minutes from downtown Salt Lake and the SLC international airport. Ever wonder how just one event at the RAC impacts Salt Lake City economically as a whole? In June 2022, the RAC hosted […]

SLC Foothills Trailhead Infrastructure Improvement Project

Posted on: September 9th, 2022

Salt Lake City Public Lands Department has initiated the development of new trailheads and amenities at five existing access locations: Victory Road, Bonneville Blvd (Salt Dome), 18th Ave (Hilltop Road), Popperton Park, and Emigration Trailhead.   The development of these trailheads supports the greater demand for access to outdoor recreational opportunities and environmental protection through trail […]

Public Lands Begins Jordan River Water Trail Tree & Debris Removal Project

Posted on: August 16th, 2022

Salt Lake City Department of Public Lands has dedicated funds to remove certain trees and other organic matter and debris waste from the Jordan River Water Trail corridor to enhance safe and accessible non-motorized watercraft navigation while minimizing bank erosion and strengthening bank stability. The Salt Lake City segment of the Jordan River (approx. 2100 […]

Public Lands Celebrates the Retirement of Parks Division Director Lee Bollwinkel

Posted on: August 12th, 2022

On Friday, August 12th, Salt Lake City Public Lands celebrated the retirement of Parks Division Director Lee Bollwinkel after 42 years of service.  Lee began working for the city in 1978 on the Parks mow crew during the summer as a junior in high school. In 1981, Lee began working full time for the department. […]

Miami Park Receives New Community Designed Playground

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022

Salt Lake City’s Westpointe neighborhood has a new place for children to play. On Thursday July 28th, a brand new community-and-kid-designed playground was installed at Miami Park (1571 N Miami Rd). The playground installation was completed over the course of a two day build period that brought more than 100 volunteers together from Salt Lake […]

Salt Lake City Council Adopts Reimagine Nature: SLC Public Lands Master Plan

Posted on: July 20th, 2022

As Public Lands thinks about what the future of Salt Lake City holds over the next 20 years, one thing that the department can guarantee is a commitment to transforming and sustaining quality outdoor spaces for the City’s residents, visitors, and wildlife.   On June 7th, Salt Lake City council adopted the Reimagine Nature: SLC Public […]