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75th Anniversary

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Celebrating 75 years of people, parks & play!

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation was formed back in May 1946 by community-minded citizens who wanted to coordinate recreation activities throughout the County, build more park space, trails infrastructure, and manage the rapid growth of recreation programs for the benefit of residents. 

75 years on, we continue to strive to fulfill our mission of improving lives through people, parks & play.  Join us to celebrate this milestone with fun commemorative activities this summer & fall!

5k Retro Race Series

September & October 

Lace up those neon running shoes and don your best retro apparel for three 5K retro races this fall. Participate in one or challenge yourself to complete all three. 

September 11   Valley Regional Park (Taylorsville)

September 25   Canyon Rim Park (Millcreek) 

October 9         Granite Park (Sandy)

Multiple starting waves will take place for you to start at a time that works best for you! All ages and abilities welcome. 

Learn more and register.

My Parks & Rec Story Contest

My Parks & Rec Story Contest

June – September

Do you have a favorite park, trail, golf course, or fitness class?  Tell us how it inspires you and be entered to win a Parks & Rec prize package. Storytellers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Send your story to
Submission Deadline: September 30

Past Events

Past Events

  • Outdoor Pool Family Nights
  • Draper Rec Open House
  • Food for Fitness Food Drive
  • Check-in Challenge
  • Throwback Photo Contest

Parks & Recreation
2001 South State Street  S4-700
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Phone: (385) 468-1800
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM