Sugar House Park Salt Lake City
Sugar House Park, also known as Sugarhouse Park, is located in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, UT, between I-80 and 2100 South, 1300 East, and 1700 East. The Sugar House area is home to the 110-acre (45-hectare) park. Every Independence Day (July 4), it hosted a fireworks display and music, but the event was canceled in 2018 due to environmental, logistical, and budgetary concerns. In the winter, it’s a popular sledding spot.
Sugar House Park has been the crown gem of Salt Lake City’s historic Sugar House neighborhood since its inception in the 1950s. The 110-acre park includes a huge pond, hilly regions perfect for sledding, access to Parley’s Trail, and a 1.38-mile road with a 16-foot inside lane for pedestrians, among other attractions.
Following the relocation of Utah’s first state prison to the Point of the Mountain in the 1950s, Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County purchased the area from the state of Utah. The park was created in 1957, and the city and county then gave the land to the Sugar House Park Authority in trust. They work together to keep the park safe.
The Sugar House Park Authority, a non-profit corporation founded in 1957 in collaboration with Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, is in charge of Sugar House Park. The Park Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, seven of whom are citizen volunteers, and the other two are Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County representatives, respectively.
Sugar House Park is recognized for its lush panoramas, which are accentuated by a big pond in the park’s western section, but it also has a variety of activities for those looking for more than simply a pleasant stroll. The following are some of the park’s public amenities:
- 10 pavilions for public use, available for reservation
- Baseball Field
- Basketball court
- 4.5-acre (1.8 ha) scenic pond with fountains
- Popular sledding hills during the snowy months
- Estimated 1.4-mile (2.3 km) road loop, great for cycling and jogging
- Walking / jogging path estimated 1.8 miles (2.9 km) around the entire perimeter of the park
- Scattered picnic tables
- 2 Playgrounds
- A basic layout of the park
Sugar House was named after the sugar beets that were first planted here by pioneer settlers a century and a half ago, and it is now one of the city’s hippest and most vibrant neighborhoods. Sugar House has grown into one of the valley’s most quirky, colorfully progressive neighborhoods. There are numerous restaurants, pubs, breweries, stores, and unexpected hangouts, as well as one large, magnificent park with sweeping mountain vistas. (In fact, Sugar House Park might be our favorite urban trail-running spot.)
This place has everything you need, whether you’re thirsty, hungry, or just looking for a good time. Park your car on one of the tree-lined streets, which are adorned with bright Victorians and sturdy bungalows. Then make good use of your walking shoes in this eminently walkable neighborhood.
In the summer, the park is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and in the winter, it is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.