Salt Lake City

Parks & Public Lands

Division contact information can be found at https://www.slc.gov/parks/contact-us/

Salt Lake City Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

Children's Bill of Rights logo

Consistent engagement with the outdoors benefits the physical, mental, and social health of children. We know that engaging kids in their public land through outdoor recreation experiences helps them to experience the joy and awe of being in nature, form social bonds tied to community, and attach these places to a child’s sense of self. Fostering these connections to natural places also engages our youngest residents in the importance of being good stewards—in conserving wildlife, maintaining our parks, trails, and natural spaces, and in looking at how they can reduce their environmental footprint. Research has tied nearly every conservation attitude and behavior in adulthood back to childhood time spent in nature.

The Salt Lake City Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights is the result of collective concerns from diverse youth service providers about the sustainability of our community and the health of children growing up in Salt Lake City. These collaborators came together to create a list of outdoor activities that every child growing up in Salt Lake City should have access to during their childhood for the sake of their physical, mental, social, and ecological health.

The Salt Lake City Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights helps children get outdoors in 3 ways:

Earn Prizes for each Right you complete

  • Stickers
    • Earn a sticker for each Right no matter how you participate! If you participate in a partner program, stickers will be available to you after completion. If you participate on your own, take a photo of you doing each activity. Bring those photos to one of the following locations to pick up your corresponding sticker:
      • Youth City Sites
      • SLC Public Library (Main) at the Children’s Desk at 210 E 400 S
      • SLC Public Lands front desk at 1965 W 500 S

Or send your photos with the Rights you completed to openspacecomments@slcgov.com with your name and mailing address for stickers to be sent to you by mail.

  • Journals
    • Head to SLC Parks & Public Lands (1965 W 500 S) to pick up your own SLC Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Journal. This free journal is the perfect spot to record your adventures, place stickers as you earn them, and include drawings or photos from your time enjoying Salt Lake City’s abundant outdoors.
    • Journals are NOW AVAILABLE and may be picked up at Parks & Public Lands. Or, request a journal by mail. Email your name and mailing address to openspacecomments@slcgov.com

Use #slcoutdoorchildren with your photos participating in the Outdoor Bill of Rights for a chance to be featured!