Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Sunnyside Park: GO Bond Project

Project Description

Sunnyside Park is located in the Yalecrest neighborhood in District 6. Using funds from the Parks, Trails, & Open Space General Obligation Bond (GO Bond), and $4.2 million provided by the University of Utah, Sunnyside Park will be “reimagined” to better reflect neighborhood needs and identities. This may include improvements on sport courts; the addition of unique elements capturing the surrounding neighborhood’s identity and history; increasing elements of placemaking; and adding wayfinding signage. Robust public engagement will be conducted to determine what improvements to make at the park with the funds available.

Project Details

Project Location

1735 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Project Manager

Kira Johnson


Project Status

Developing Scope of Work

Community Engagement

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How to Participate

This section will be updated as soon as there are opportunities for the public to share feedback on the project.

Project Updates

City Council Update

On March 5, 2024, Salt Lake City Council voted to approve a below-market ground lease process. The lease consists of 1.175 acres of Salt Lake City-owned property at Sunnyside Park to the University of Utah to facilitate the expansion of the University’s baseball playing field to meet NCAA requirements for a competition field.

The lease agreement will include an initial $4.2 million payment from the University to Salt Lake City, followed by annual payments of $1.00 for the next 99 years. Funds from the initial lease payment will be used to enhance and improve Sunnyside Park. Read more about how this City Council approval will impact the park.

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Project Timeline

Develop the project’s scope of work.

First Public Input Opportunity: Identify the Public’s values and vision for the project.

Evaluate Public Feedback.

Develop Concept Designs.

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Second Public Input Opportunity: Showcase concept plans for public evaluation and feedback.

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Project Design & Document Review.

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Contractor Bidding & Selection.

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