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Marv Jenson Recreation Center Closure

Marv Jensen

Project Overview

Salt Lake County has set the date for the closure of Marv Jenson Recreation Center as March 31, 2020.  Marv Jenson has been a well-loved and well-used community resource for over 35 years. After an extensive study it was determined that a complete rebuild would be required to bring Marv Jenson to the standards the County has set for recreation centers. While we know this facility is still a strong recreation asset in South Jordan, it is not economically feasible to rebuild or continue to operate the facility.

We recognize this will have an impact on all of our patrons and we want to assure you that we will work closely with each of you to ensure you have the information you need to access other facilities and programs at our other recreation centers. Salt Lake County is also continuing to work closely with South Jordan and the Jordan School District to meet the future recreation and aquatic needs of the community.

In addition to working with the staff at Marv Jenson to find the resources patrons need, additional information can also be found below.

Also we would like to offer the following times where representatives of the Parks and Recreation administration will be at the center to answer any additional questions that patrons may have:

Friday, May 10th from 10 am - 12 pm 
Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are grateful for your continued support of our programs and thank you for working with us as we transition.

Martin Jensen
Division Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you closing Marv Jenson?

The Marv Jenson center was originally built in the early 1980’s as a private fitness club and is currently in need of costly repairs and updates that exceed the financial ability to keep the facility safely open to the public. 

When are you closing Marv Jenson?

The Marv Jenson Recreation Center at 10300 South Redwood Road is planned to close March 31, 2020.

How much would it really cost to update it and keep it open?

We have realistic estimates of all the needed repairs for the building to stay safe over time and it would be at $7-10 million. To replace the the facility and build to county standards the cost would be at least $20 million. Also, as construction costs rise, so do these estimates.

What will happen to the building?

Salt Lake County will sell the Marv Jenson property on Redwood Road. Interested parties should contact Derrick Sorensen, Real Estate Manager at or (385) 468-0341. 

What will happen to the Marv Jenson park space?

Salt Lake County will maintain ownership of the 18 acres and it will remain park space.

Will the Marv Jenson staff lose their jobs when the center closes?

No, Salt Lake County will find them opportunities within other Parks and Recreation facilities. 

What about the programs my kids play in?

Many of the programs from Marv Jenson will still be offered by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation at area parks and schools. Additionally, the closest County-owned and operated recreation facilities are:

What about Racquetball?

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation has courts at:

Will I be refunded for the balance on my fitness pass once the center is closed?

We will accommodate patrons at another center or refund the balance.

Where will Bingham Swim Team swim?

We will continue to work with the Jordan School District to finalize a plan that meets the needs of their high school swim teams.   For detailed information contact the school district.  

For any further questions or concerns contact Clayton Scrivner at or (385) 468-1806.

Parks & Recreation Planning
2001 South State Street  S4-700
Phone: (385) 468-1800
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM