Salt Lake City

Public Lands Division

Hidden Hollow

As its name infers, Hidden Hollow is tucked away from the casual observer. The preserve is a serene environment surrounded by the bustle of Sugar House, and offers a view of a portion of daylighted Parley’s Creek. The natural park appears much larger than its .5 acre size, surrounded by tall trees, native vegetation, and babbling creek. If a longer walk is desired, the east end of the pathway connects under 2100 East to Sugar House Park.

In 1990, a group of schoolchildren from Hawthorne Elementary restored and revived what was once a forgotten pile of construction debris covering the abandoned creek-side park. Hidden Hollow is now a thriving urban natural area and outdoor classroom. In May of 2000, Salt Lake City protected Hidden Hollow by granting a conservation easement to Utah Open Lands.


  • Benches
  • Creek
  • Jogging/Walking Path
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Natural Area