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Sunnyside Park Lease Agreement FAQ

Posted on: March 6th, 2024

FAQ: Sunnyside Park Lease Agreement On March 5, 2024, Salt Lake City Council voted to approve a below-market ground lease process. The lease consists of 1.175 acres of Salt Lake City-owned property at Sunnyside Park to the University of Utah to facilitate the expansion of the University’s baseball playing field to meet NCAA requirements for […]

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 […]

RAC Rundown

Posted on: October 19th, 2023

Welcome back to the Salt Lake City Public Lands Blog! We’re thrilled to update you on the exciting news and events in our city. Today, we focus on the Regional Athletic Complex, also known as RAC, where many incredible projects have been underway. From sports events to playground updates, we’ll share all the exciting developments […]

Allen Park

Posted on: August 10th, 2023

A historical, yet new addition to Salt Lake City! Welcome back, to the blog that gives you in-depth and detailed information about everything public lands! In this post, we are talking about the newest addition to our city park system. Allen Park, a 7-acre historical park, that has been recently purchased by the city and […]

Currents on the Jordan River: Summer 2023

Posted on: August 7th, 2023

Welcome to our Summer 2023 Updates on the Jordan River! Salt Lake City Public Lands has many ongoing projects to preserve and enhance the Jordan River Corridor. These projects aim to restore wildlife habitat and native vegetation, increase accessibility, improve water quality and river function, build community, and activate recreational opportunities. This quarterly blog will […]

Be W.I.L.D Campaign

Posted on: August 1st, 2023

Have you ever explored the great outdoors? Do you want to learn how to properly care for our public lands? Look no further than the Be Wild campaign, launched by us, Salt Lake City Public Lands Department. The Be Wild campaign, an acronym for Welcome, Inclusive Spaces, Limit your Impact, and Do what you can, […]

Reimagine Neighborhood Parks

Posted on: April 12th, 2023

In November 2022, Salt Lake City voters clearly communicated their support for new and improved parks, trails, and open spaces. 71 percent of votes on November 8th were in favor of the $85 million Parks, Trails & Open Space General Obligation (GO) Bond. For a full list of projects that will be funded by this […]

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 […]