South Salt Lake has twelve parks and dog parks for residents and visitors to explore. The city is constantly updating and expanding our city's outdoor opportunities to make sure every resident can easily visit parks and green spaces throughout the city.

Dog parks are located next to Lions Park and next to City Hall.

Fitts Park


3050 South 500 East
South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(also accessed at 400 E Front Avenue and 3045 S 300 East)

  • Playgrounds: 3 (one with shade sails)
  • Fitness Course: 1
  • Little Free Library: 1  (next to the community garden - see all locations)
  • Other Amenities: pavilions (for rent), zip line, bike course, veterans memorial, Mill Creek Trail, community garden

Fitts Park is a green oasis with three creeks and some of the oldest trees in the city. One of the city's oldest and most popular parks, Fitts Park features playgrounds, pavilions (see rental options), Mill Creek Trail, a fitness course, bike course and a veterans memorial.

Annual events at Fitts Park include Freedom Fest, the July 4th parade and 5K run, Huck Finn Day, and the Cool Summer Nights movie series.


Friends of Fitts Park is a volunteer group of individuals interested in helping keep Fitts Park clean and beautiful.  South Salt Lake is committed to engaging our community in the betterment of our city’s parks, trees, and green spaces through volunteerism, park activation, philanthropy and urban forestry. Join the Friends of Fitts Park group to get involved in a way meaningful to your interests and skill sets.

Monarch Butterfly Waystation

Monarch Waystation

3100 South 500 East
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

On October 1, 2021, Mayor Cherie Wood spoke at the ribbon-cutting of a new Monarch Butterfly Waystation in South Salt Lake. With Mill Creek running through this area, it is now stocked with several local pollinators, grasses, trees, and milkweed to attract all types of wildlife, and yes, Monarch butterflies!

Bickley Park


2508 South 500 East
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

  • Playgrounds: 1
  • Fitness Course: 1
  • Sports Courts & Fields: 1 outdoor pickleball court, 1 indoor pickleball court, indoor basketball court
  • Little Free Library: 1 (pirate ship -  see all locations)
  • Other Amenities: pickleball court, inside sports field, outdoor games, picnic tables, South Salt Lake Community Center

Bickley Park features a unique "Hedra" playground, including a globe spinner, a friendship swing, and many more features worth exploring! The playground hits a sweet spot for kids who like to swing, climb, rock, slide, jump, play music, or simply chat. It is also a great place for grandparents and grandkids to play together - ping pong, pickleball, and cornhole, as well as a face-to-face swing. The newest addition to Bickley Park is an outdoor fitness station generously donated by AARP and designed by FitLot. This outdoor, free amenity helps residents build strength, stamina and balance.

The name of the park is something special as well! We're proud to dedicate this park to two remarkable city residents: Ida and Laurie Bickley. This dynamic duo volunteered at the Columbus Library three days a week, for over 14 years (until Ida was 94 Years old)! Ida is a real fireball and her daughter Laurie is, too. Laurie has Downs Syndrome and has shared her unforgettable spark and smile with our community and library patrons over the years. We are honored to mark the impact of ordinary citizens on our City's history, fabric and community. Learn more about Ida and Laurie Bickley (PDF)!

Gratitude is also due to Mabel Todd and her family who sold the one-acre property to the city where the park is now located. She was a beloved fixture of the Columbus Senior Center, her neighborhood and her church. She loved music, particularly the piano, and we hope the musical instruments at Bickley Park inspire budding musicians.

Annual events at Bickley Park and South Salt Lake Community Center include the Senior Ball, Ties and Tiaras Dance, Breakfast with Santa, and a Chess Tournament!

Central Park

Central Park

2797 South 300 East
South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(also access from Clayborne and 300 East)

  • Playgrounds: 2
  • Sports Courts & Fields: 1 multi-sport field (soccer, football, etc), 1 baseball/softball diamond, 2 outdoor pickleball courts, 2 indoor pickleball courts, outdoor basketball court, indoor basketball court
  • Little Free Library: 1 (see all locations)
  • Other Amenities: basketball court, pickle ball courts, outdoor & indoor sports fields, Central Park Community Center, community garden

Central Park includes sports fields (soccer, baseball) as well as 2 playgrounds and the Central Park community center, where indoor sports are held. Additional activities include pickleball, outdoor basketball Head Start, a community garden run by IRC's New Roots program, an outdoor restroom/pavilion and the PAL Boxing program (add link).

Annual events at Central Park include the Easter Egg Hunt and Mother-Son Fiesta.

Note: Dogs are NOT allowed on the outdoor sports field.

Lions Park

Lions Park

311 E Robert Avenue
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

  • Playgrounds: 1
  • Little Free Library: 1  (see all locations)
  • Other Amenities: day-use pavilion, dog park

Enjoy the city's newest playground, Lions Park, which was built with a Kaboom! Grant in 2018. You can also introduce your pup to new friends at the dog park.

The park has two shaded pavilions for visitors to stay cool or have a lunch break. This linear park was built by the Lions Club on parcels that were acquired for the construction of I-80 in the 1960s.

Thank you, Lions, and all the community volunteers who have helped build this park!

Promise Park

Promise Park

2230 South 500 East
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

  • Fitness Course: 1
  • Other Amenities: shady garden, tetherball, picnic tables

Promise Park was created, in part, to honor the memory of Hser Ner Moo. This pocket park and fitness course along Parley's Trail is adjacent to the 500 East streetcar stop. Pump up your walk or workout, play tetherball, or just relax in the shady garden area while waiting for the train.

McCall Park


3728 S McCall Street (250 E)
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

  • Playgrounds: 1
  • Other Amenities: picnic area, open sports field, detention basin

McCall Park is a neighborhood park that offers a playground, picnic table, and large lawn/sports field that doubles as a stormwater detention basin.

Lincoln Park


3680 Lincoln Park Dr
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Lincoln Park is a neighborhood pocket park that has a lawn area and an open play space for the kids.

Salt Lake County Parks

Harmony Park

3760 S Main Street

  • Playgrounds: 1
  • Sports Courts & Fields: 2 baseball/softball diamonds, 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Other Amenities: two baseball fields, pavilion, community garden, slackline area

This ten-acre park includes two full-sized, lit softball fields, as well as tennis courts, sand volleyball, a large pavilion and a brand-new playground. The playground includes climbers, spinners, swings, and an area for slacklining.

The park also includes a community garden managed by Wasatch Community Gardens, which has individual garden plots open to anyone through an application process.

Harmony Park is owned and maintained by Salt Lake County Parks.

James Madison Park & Jordan River Nature Center

1095 W 3300 South

This riverside park and open space is a jumping-off point for the Jordan River Parkway, including trailhead parking, a boat launch and a grassy park adjacent to the Jordan River Trail. A restroom is available during business hours at the Jordan River Nature Center.

In 2020, Tracy Aviary opened the Jordan River Nature Center. They are hosting tours, classes, camps and rental space. Their garden, patio and picnic tables are ideal for an outing to learn more about the natural world that we share with our feathered friends.

James Madison Park is owned and maintained by Salt Lake County Parks.

General Holm Park

1050 Carlisle Park Lane (pedestrian access from 1050 W 3900 South)

  • Playgrounds: 1
  • Other Amenities: Jordan River access, pavilion, restrooms, World War II memorial

Another destination along the Jordan River Parkway Trail, this park features a pavilion, restroom, playground and bridge over 3900 South to connect you on the trail traveling south. You can also view an excellent World War II memorial.

This park was named in honor of Major General George P. Holm, of the United States Army, who was instrumental in creating a state of Utah veteran's park, cemetery, and nursing home.

General Holm Park is owned and maintained by Salt Lake County Parks.

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