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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 […]

I-Street Bike Park Management Plan

Posted on: May 4th, 2022

Status In Progress: The stakeholder working group of city staff, park users, and neighborhood residents meet quarterly to discuss main topics: safety & compliance; internal park guidelines; trailhead & access. Work began in October 2022 and has a goal for an agreed upon management plan by 2024. I Street Bike Park User Survey SLC Public […]

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