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Salt Lake County Parks and
Recreation was created as a result of civic-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 county residents.
As a result, Salt Lake
County Parks and Recreation was formed on May 11, 1946.
Ten days later, the organization dedicated its first park, Evergreen Park, located in Millcreek City.
Over the past 70 years, the division has grown in size and scope, now managing and maintaining 104 parks, 6 golf courses, over
20 recreation facilities, as well as trails and open space — staying true to our mission of "Improving Lives Through People, Parks and Play."