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May 15, 2020

Salt Lake County Announces Opening Dates for Parks and Recreation Facilities

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Salt Lake County – In accordance with the State’s Utah Together plan and guidance from the Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is moving forward with a phased re-opening of its park amenities and recreation facilities. In order to ensure the safety of patrons and staff, each recreation facility will be operated under new modified operating procedures in compliance with current state health guidelines. All parks and recreation amenities will be subject to social distancing guidelines and dependent on the local status in the State’s plan.

Current Schedule of Openings

Monday, May 18

Playgrounds, dog parks, pickleball courts, skate parks, open fields, paths and trails will be open with social distancing requirements in cities currently in the “Yellow” status of the Utah Together plan. Restrooms in parks will be open.

Friday, May 22

Wheeler Farm will be open with social distancing requirements in place. The Sunday Farmer’s Market will take place beginning June 7th with modified operations.

Saturday, May 23

Pavilions and athletic fields will be open in cities currently in the “Yellow” status of the Utah Together plan. Amenities will be open for reservations. Groups are required to follow health department guidelines. Restrooms in parks will be open.

Monday, June 1

Select recreation centers will begin opening with modified operations. Openings will be determined based upon staffing, and health order directives related to amenities. Availability of our facilities is contingent upon our response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Updates will be provided as plans are finalized.

Wednesday, July 1

Target date to open Salt Lake County outdoor pools.


All six County-operated golf courses are open and operating under “Yellow” health directive status. All tee-times are reservation and pre-pay only.

We are still determining appropriate openings for our park splash pads, youth and adult sports programming, childcare, and summer camps. Thank you to our patrons for their continued patience as we work to provide our services in safe and healthy manner.

We are continuing to monitor the direction being provided by the State and County and reserve the right to modify the directions at any time to ensure we are following their guidelines. For more information please visit Parks & Recreation Covid-19 Updates.