Sugar House Park

Sugar House Park, also known as Sugarhouse Park, is located between I-80, 2100 South, 1300 East, and 1700 East in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The 110-acre (45 ha) park is at the heart of the Sugar House neighborhood. It was the site of a fireworks show and concert every Independence Day (July 4), but the event was discontinued in 2018 due to environmental, logistical, and financial reasons.[1] It is a popular sledding location in the winter.

Parley's Creek in early spring

The park was the location of Sugar House Prison, Utah's first state prison, until 1951 when the current prison was opened in Draper.[2]

FeaturesEdit

 
A basic layout of the park
  • 10 pavilions for public use, available for reservation
  • Popular sledding hills during the snowy months
  • 4.5-acre (1.8 ha) scenic pond with fountains
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Walking / jogging path estimated 1.8 miles (2.9 km) around the entire perimeter of the park
  • Estimated 1.4-mile (2.3 km) road loop, great for cycling and jogging
  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball court
  • Scattered picnic tables

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/05/21/fireworks-fizzle-sugar-house-park-cancels-july-4-event/
  2. ^ Arave, Lynn (14 Jul 2006). "Prison once stood where park now is". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 6 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°43′23″N 111°50′56″W / 40.72306°N 111.84889°W / 40.72306; -111.84889