Parks & Recreation Community Farming Resources
Find more information about renting a community garden plot, organizing a new garden, growing and gathering food, or working with refugees to address food security.
Salt Lake County manages 1,450 acres of open space. Salt Lake County prioritizes the preservation of undeveloped areas for the conservation of natural resources and for public access and enjoyment.
In creating the West General Plan, the preservation of lands and functioning ecosystems in Salt Lake County and its wetlands were prioritized. Community and industrial development respect the character and features of the natural landscapes.
The Open Space Program serves to protect and preserve land within the County with high conservation values benefiting our residents by providing areas for human respite, renewal, and recreation.
The Canyons Management Program takes a holistic approach to the planning, relationship, and preservation of all canyons within Salt Lake County. We strive to understand our canyons through the lens of our community and the integral connections to our urban ecological system.
Community farming is a great way to get involved in sustainable land use. Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation partners with several local nonprofit organizations to connect people with healthy food options, in their community, by providing dedicated space in our parks for gardening and farming.