South Salt Lake has several parks, dog parks, open spaces, and trails 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 throughout the city.

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


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!