Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Liberty Park

About the Park

Liberty Park is Salt Lake City’s oldest and second-largest city park. Originally, Liberty Park was a grist mill and farm. The Isaac Chase Mill (located in the northeast corner of Tracy Aviary) is the oldest commercial building still standing in Utah. During the famine of 1857, the Chase Mill and Farm gained notoriety for the free grist they provided pioneers during hard times.

Brigham Young later acquired the 110-acre farm in 1860, planting various trees- mulberry, cottonwoods, and others. He left the land in his will to be sold to the City at the lowest cost so that it could be enjoyed publicly. Two decades later, the Salt Lake City Corporation purchased the land for recreation and relaxation for its community. The park, and many of its features, was well established by the early 1920s. Shade trees, flowers, lakes, playgrounds, tennis courts, and even a zoo were present (though the zoo would move to Emigration Canyon in 1931). Liberty Park even has the largest and oldest of two free-standing aviaries in the United States, the Tracy Aviary. Nearly 140 years later, Liberty Park remains a favorite spot for many residents in Salt Lake City with its diverse uses and natural space tranquility. 

Celebrate the beauty of our Public Lands while fostering community connection and responsibility. Dive into the diverse parks and open spaces our city boasts and join us in making our shared outdoor spaces more vibrant and cherished.

Park Rangers can provide more information about the Be WILD campaign. They’ll help connect you with volunteer opportunities, understand trail and park etiquette, and welcome you to new spaces in your neighborhood.

Park Amenities

  • Playground: 2
    • Rotary Playground
      • ADA Access
      • Water Feature (west side)
    • Rice Pavilion Playground (NE Event Area)
  • Restroom: 4 locations
    • East side Volleyball
    • Rotary Playground
    • Tennis Center
    • Concession Stand
  • Basketball: 1 Full Court (south of Rotary Playground)
  • Jogging/Walking Path
  • Drinking Fountains: 9
    • 1 Natural Spring (SE corner)
    • 2 (throughout the park)
    • 2 (at Concession Stand)
    • 2 (at Rotary Playground)
    • 2 (at Volleyball Courts Restroom)
  • Volleyball: 4 Courts
    • Cement Court (next to Rice Pavilion, no nets included)
    • 3 Sand Courts (reservable with fee)
  • Bocce Ball: 3 Courts
  • Gazebo (no power, reservable for weddings only)
  • Pavilion (reservations)
    • Rice Pavilion: Half Day Reservations
      • 8am-2pm
      • 3pm-10pm
      • Seating Capacity: 200 max (12 tables 14×3 ft.)
      • 2 Charcoal Grills
      • 3 Power Outlets on Pillars (limited power 15 amp only)
  • Swimming Pool: (385)468-1564
  • Horseshoes: 10 courts
  • No water access
  • BBQ Grills: 5 (with tables on the east side of the park)


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