Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department


Wasatch Community Gardens

Posted on: July 11th, 2024

Wasatch Community Gardens and SLC Public Lands: Making the most of urban green space through community gardening Every year Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) and Salt Lake City Public Lands team up with the common goals of improving access to healthy, organic produce for all Salt Lake City residents and preserving the urban green spaces to […]

Native Wetland Plants Protect Water from Algae

Posted on: July 10th, 2024

Native Wetland Plants Maintain a Healthy Balance of Algae in Our Parks and Natural Lands Algae are a natural, necessary, and healthy part of our freshwater streams, lakes, and ponds. They are a source of food for macroinvertebrates and zooplankton, which means they support the entire aquatic food web. An algal bloom, or a significant […]

Keeping Pickleball Inclusive

Posted on: July 9th, 2024

Pickleball for all! With the rise in popularity of pickleball, free, public courts are increasingly in demand. We can all learn how to participate in a respectful pickleball culture, so our shared courts remain inclusive spaces which are open to all! Here are a few tips for sharing the courts with other players. DEMAND IS […]

Foothills Wildflowers

Posted on: June 13th, 2024

June 2024 The Foothills Park Rangers and Foothills Maintenance Team are spotting lots of beautiful blooms along the Foothills trails! Peak wildflower season in the Salt Lake City Foothills is early June through mid-July. When viewing wildflowers, please remember to stay on designated trails and to take only photos, leaving the flowers for all to […]

Anthracnose in Sycamore and London Plane Trees

Posted on: June 12th, 2024

What is Anthracnose, and what can we do about it? Our SLC Urban Forestry team has recently been hearing from many residents who have concerns about our Sycamore and London Plane trees. These species are affected by a fungal-caused disease called Anthracnose (Apiognomonia spp.) as shown above in an infected London Plane tree. Salt Lake […]

Parley’s Historic Nature Park

Posted on: June 6th, 2024

Welcome to Parley’s Historic Nature Park. Parley’s Historic Nature Park is an expansive 87-acre property at the mouth of Parley’s Canyon. This unique park encompasses a wide range of spaces cared for by SLC Public Lands’ Trails and Natural Lands team, Salt Lake County, and even volunteers, making it a space that serves our community […]

9line Community Orchard

Posted on: May 16th, 2024

9line Community Orchard Dedication On Tuesday, April 30th, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Parkview Elementary students, TreeUtah, and Salt Lake City Public Lands gathered at the new 9Line Community Orchard site to plant new fruit trees. This once-vacant .7-acre plot is part of the Mayor’s plan to create community spaces in underutilized city land. The growing 9line Community […]

Watering Salt Lake City Parks

Posted on: May 13th, 2024

How Salt Lake City Public Lands Practices Responsible Watering.

Sunnyside Park Lease Agreement FAQ

Posted on: March 6th, 2024

Read a detailed FAQ about the Sunnyside Park Lease Agreement.

Pioneer Park: A Vision for the Future 

Posted on: February 13th, 2024

Pioneer Park, a cornerstone of Salt Lake City’s heritage and a common downtown gathering place, will soon see exciting new updates as Salt Lake City Public Lands begins implementing the Pioneer Park Vision Plan in 2024 What’s happening now? Pioneer Park Tree Removal and Replanting:During this renewal, a critical aspect of improving the park involves […]