South Salt Lake Community Center

The South Salt Lake Community Center is a pillar in our community. This unique Spanish-style building was built in 1918 and served as an elementary school for over 80 years before becoming the city's first community and recreation center in 2000.

Columbus Community Center

The Center hosts several important community services and partners. These include The Community Opportunity Center ("The Co-Op"), the Salt Lake County Columbus Senior Center, the City Recreation Department, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, the Hser Ner Moo Promise SSL program and a Head Start preschool.

Additionally, the center provides indoor and outdoor rental options for anyone hosting a meeting, club or event.

The Co-Op

The Co-Op (Community Opportunity) center is a space for City residents, community members, groups, and partner organizations to connect, work, learn, and grow. Located inside the Columbus Center, we offer resources for Digital Inclusion, Financial Empowerment, Career and Business Advancement, and Basic Needs Services and Referrals.

Recreation Department

South Salt Lake's Recreation Department is housed in the Columbus Center.

Recreation Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

  • The City's Recreation Department operates out of the Center and leads classes, camps and leagues for all ages and interests. Staff are available to register for classes, leagues, room rentals and other services.
  • Open gym is held in the gymnasium next to the Recreation Department
  • Exercise anytime at the outdoor FitLot in Bickley Park north of the building.

Columbus Senior Center

Columbus Senior CenterThe Columbus Senior Center is a great place for those 60 years and older. Residents can have fun and meet new friends while participating in a wide variety of classes and social activities. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at Noon.

Columbus Senior Center, in partnership with Meals on Wheels. will be providing both delivery and pickup meals for elderly residents. For either service, please call 385-468-3340 the day before you would like to receive your meal.

For additional information, please call 385-468-3338. Transportation is available for those who live in the City.

Columbus Senior Center is a joint venture between South Salt Lake and Salt Lake County.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center

Best Buy Teen Tech CenterPromise SSL's fun and free technology lab where youth can experiment and innovate with a range of advanced tech, including Microsoft Studio computers, a 3D printer and a recording studio.

Promise South Salt Lake Hser Ner Moo Center

Fall and Spring Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 pm; Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 pm

Summer Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

This Promise SSL youth center is named after a young refugee girl who had settled in South Salt Lake from Thailand. The center offers help with reading, math, science and English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as fun clubs and sports activities for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Center also works with community partners to offer ESL classes, parenting support and more!

Head Start Preschool

Utah Community Action runs a preschool classroom within the center. To enroll your child or learn more about their support services, please visit their website.

Rental Options

To learn more about our meeting room, auditorium and gym rental options, please call 801-412-3217. To see rates, or if you're ready to rent, check out our rental application (PDF).

Spaces available for rent:

  • Auditorium
  • Gym (for sports or events)
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Meeting rooms (different sizes and rates)
  • Conference and training rooms within the Community Opportunity Center (Co-Op)

Columbus Library - Now the Granite Library at a New Location

The Columbus County Library has moved to 3331 South 500 East, the site of the former Granite High School. Visit this lovely new community center and park or find out more on the library's website.