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Liberty Park is the oldest park in Salt Lake City. It also has the bragging rights of being the second largest park in the city, at eighty acres. Liberty Park has the space to support many different activities and events. There are walking/jogging trails, picnic areas, tennis courts, a swimming pool, horseshoes, seasonal amusement rides, farmers market, concession stand, basketball courts, tennis courts, a pond, paddle boats available to rent and playgrounds. It is also home to the Tracy Aviary. (We've written a few times about it)

We know many of you are looking for ways to beat the heat, so we wanted to share some details about the Rotary Play Park and splash pad, located at the north/west side of Liberty Park.

There is parking around the perimeter of Liberty Park. There is also a parking lot you can turn into immediately before the Liberty Park Tennis Center. Most of the parking spots there are shaded by trees and it is just a short walk from the lot to the park. Win-win.

The playground has a great layout. There are two play areas, one suited for younger children and another that offers steeper slides and higher climbing structures for older ones.

Sandwiched in the middle is a splash pad. Compared to the large and elaborate splash pads popping up in communities around the valley, this pad is very simple. It has three features: a fire hydrant, fountains and a tunnel. It does its job though of keeping everyone cool and happy!

The Rotary Play Park is surrounded by beautiful, mature trees. There are plenty of places to sit out of the sun and watch your children at play including picnic tables, benches, boulders and some stone turtles.

The playground for younger children features a musical instrument play area, baby and all-abilities swings, playhouses and a large structure with tunnels, slides and a climbing wall.

The playground for the older kids is bordered by a long, long row of swings. Plenty for everyone! In addition to the main structure with slides, there are several smaller climbing and spinning play pieces.

The kids loved being able to dart back and forth from the playgrounds to the splash pad, cooling off from all their running and climbing. And us parents loved having so many shady trees to relax beneath.

With bathrooms, drinking fountains and picnic areas close by, the Rotary Play Park offers a nice green space to enjoy right in the heart of Salt Lake City.

What's your favorite part about Liberty Park? #thesaltproject on your adventures!


Helpful Tips
  • Parking is available around the perimeter of park. There is a parking lots with close access to the park immediately before the Liberty Park Tennis Center.
  • There are stroller friendly trails and paths throughout the park and leading to the play area.
  • Bathrooms and drinking fountains are located at the south end of the Rotary Play Park.

Park Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
  • Sunday 12pm-6pm
  • Splash Pad is open through Labor Day.

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