Salt Lake City

Public Lands Division

Liberty Park

All Salt Lake City drinking fountains remain closed and water from the artesian fountain (in the SE corner of the park) has been diverted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  To see all Public Lands’ closures, please see our web page here.

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.)
      • Resident Fee: $48/half day
      • Non-Resident Fee: $60/half day
      • 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)

Hours

  • Concessions: Monday-Sunday 11am-7pm
  • Rotary Playground: Monday-Sunday 7am-11pm

Phone Numbers

  • Concessions, Rides, Paddleboats, Train Rides: (801)521-0962
  • Tracy Aviary: (801)596-8500

Links

History of Liberty 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 or 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.