Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Phone: (801) 535-7800 | Email: publiclands@slcgov.com

Modelport

Amenities

  • Restroom
  • Runway
  • Prep Site
  • Helipad

In 2016, Salt Lake City Public Lands constructed a model airplane airport on the west side of the city (7595 West California Avenue). The airport has been a successful venue for model airplane enthusiasts from all over the Wasatch Front.

Public Lands is now considering expanding the venue to also include space for remote control car users. This would be a low-cost project that would fulfill a need that has been expressed to Public Lands by members of the community.

Currently, remote control car drivers use mountain biking parks or other locations around the city that are not suitable for remote control car use. Public Lands hopes that this new area would provide a location where remote control car enthusiast can enjoy driving their cars without having to worry about sharing space with bikers or disturbing local homeowners with the noise of their cars.

Remote control airplane and car users were surveyed about this project in early February 2020. Click here to read a summary of the survey results. Public Lands will be hosting a few small on-site meetings throughout January and February 2021 to discuss this project with the community and potential users of the space. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please email luke.allen@slcgov.com or call 801-972-7891 for further details.

The image below shows an example layout of what the expansion to the park could look like: