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I-Street Bike Park Status Update

Posted on: May 4th, 2022

The I-Street Bike Park (Park) needs help to preserve its future. Passionate riders started building and jumping at this location owned by the Salt Lake City (SLC) Public Utilities Department in the late 1990s. Through dedicated care and hard work, the foundation of a volunteer-led, bike-community asset has evolved over the last two decades. For […]

Pickleball and Tennis Rules

Posted on: January 6th, 2022

Community Members Featured in Glendale Gather Blocks

Posted on: December 29th, 2021

For more information about this artwork, visit: https://saltlakearts.org/2021/11/22/glendale-park-receives-new-art-installation-glendale-gather-blocks/  Brief bios of the individuals who are featured in the artwork are included below:  A1: Kim Khuu – works with Glendale Seniors at Sunday Anderson and at the Vietnamese Senior Association.  A2: Gilberto “Coach Juan” Rejon Magana – works with youth at Hartland Community Center, coaches soccer, and is an activist through […]

Mark Smith Memorial Cemetery Arboretum

Posted on: November 9th, 2021

Love Your Block Opportunities

Posted on: October 6th, 2021

Salt Lake City has been selected as one of eight U.S. cities to participate in the Cities of Service Love Your Block program and will receive $100,000 to launch a new westside initiative focused on revitalizing the Jordan River Corridor. Salt Lake City’s Love Your Block Initiative will support westside communities in revitalizing portions of […]

Salt Lake City Foothills Trail System Plan Update

Posted on: September 14th, 2021

The City is proposing a thorough and inclusive process to ensure that the Foothills Trail System is completed in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, enjoyable, accessible, safe, low-maintenance, and responsive and transparent to the community at large.  The City will pause trail construction until at least June 1, 2022 while we undertake steps 2-5 […]

Fall 2021 Jordan River Trail Maintenance

Posted on: September 13th, 2021

Weather permitting, the Public Lands Department will be doing maintenance on several sections of the Jordan River Trail this fall. This will result in several temporary closures of sections of the trail. September 27, 2021 – March 2022 On Monday, September 27th, construction will begin on a bridge across the Jordan River to Backman Elementary. […]

Liberty Park Artesian Fountain Closure

Posted on: August 10th, 2021

Two naturally flowing artesian water sources are located within SLC Public Lands’ properties. One at Artesian Well Park (808 S 500 E) and the other at a drinking fountain in the south east corner of Liberty Park (near 1300 S 700 E). Recent tests at the Liberty Park fountain have shown the presence of coliform […]

Salt Lake City Public Lands Becomes Own Department

Posted on: August 5th, 2021

The last few years have been exciting, enlightening, and unprecedented for Salt Lake City Public Lands.  For many years, Salt Lake City Public Lands consisted of three city divisions or programs within the City’s Public Services Department: Parks, Trails & Natural Lands, and Urban Forestry. (Click here and see page A-2 to better understand the […]

Wetland in a Box

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

Wetland in a Box Native Plant Restoration And “Wetland-in-a-Box”   Liberty Park, an epicenter of activity in the summer, is also home to Parks and Public Lands’ Native Plant Restoration Project. In the Liberty Park Greenhouse lay hundreds of “Wetland-in-a-Box” native plant kits, grown from manually harvested seeds throughout the region, and tended to until they’re ready to plant in targeted restoration sites. These two-feet-by-three-feet boxes create a unique and balanced micro-ecological […]