Salt Lake County is full of fun places to play. We have visited a lot of fun parks over the years, and there are still so many more that we want to try. Here’s our list of the best parks in Salt Lake County. Please note that we are discussing playground parks in this post, not wilderness parks, hiking parks, or sports parks.
Wardle Fields Regional Park
Not only does this park have a lot of fun playground equipment including a zipline, it also has a really fun splash pad. We had a blast playing at this park, and it is fun for all ages. Located in Bluffdale.
Wheadon Farm Park
Wheadon Farm Park is a great playground for smaller children. My bigger boys have fun, but they wear out a lot quicker. The playground is built in the shape of a barn, but the most popular item is the real tractor on display. This park is located in Draper, and is perfect for the younger kids.
Liberty Park is a fun park because it has so much to offer. There are two different playgrounds, a duck pond, a splash pad, carnival rides, and you can even visit Tracy Aviary. There are huge shade trees that have been around for a hundred years, and we love to spend a good half day playing and exploring at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.
Union Park is located in Midvale, and they added a new playground last summer. There are so many places to climb on this playground that my older boys loved the park more than the younger kids. This park is a great spot for kids who love to explore and climb.
Brookside Park is located in Daybreak and is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon. There are ton of climbing pyramids and huge slides, as well as a fun splash area. The water feature is actually a small creek that flows through the park, and it’s great to wade in. Perfect for all ages.
Lodestone Park is located in Kearns and this park is amazing. There is so much to do, that all kids will be entertained. There is a climbing structure, zipline, slides, sand and water area, and much more. We love visiting this park.
Sierra Newbold Playground
Sierra Newbold Playground is located at Ron Wood Park in West Jordan. This park is a blast. There are tons of playground features and lots of places to climb. There is also a splash pad with tons of water for summertime.
This park was got a whole new playground last summer, but they still kept the large tires to climb, which made my boys so happy. We love that the park is based around the Kennecott Copper mine that it is located near by in Copperton. This is off the beaten path for sure, but if you head way out west and take a tour of the mine, you can enjoy lunch and playtime at the park.
This is the one park that we are including that has a little bit more than just a fun playground. Wheeler Farm is a working farm in Murray. You can walk around the farm for free and enjoy visiting the animals. For a few dollars you can take a wagon ride pulled by a tractor. But right next to the farm is a really fun playground. Our boys love playing after we wander through the farm.
Big Bear Park
Big Bear Park is located in Sandy and has a bunch of fun playground equipment including a zipline. Our boys climbed for quite awhile, and they loved the fun swings. The large bears make this park unique and we love the shade at this park, too. This park is a little smaller, but also less busy.
Wild West Park
Wild West Park has a brand new playground. They have also changed it so it’s easier to see children, and we love that it has ties to Utah history. There are other playgrounds in this same area, so you can play at multiple parks in one trip.
Sugar House Park
Sugarhouse Park has a new playground which is a ton of fun. There are a ton of climbing structures. We also love Sugarhouse park because it has a big pond where you can feed the ducks and geese, as well as a little stream to walk along. It is a beautiful shady park for a picnic.
Crane Park in Herriman has a lot to offer, especially for older kids. There are tons of climbing structures, and a zipline. My boys loved trying to get from one side to the other without touching the ground. There is also a splash pad at this park, too. Make sure to swing by the Up house when you are in the neighborhood.
Magna Regional Park
This is a new park, and there is a lot of space. We were very impressed with the size of the toddler play area. There was a lot more than just a smaller playground. There were some unique climbing areas in the big kid area. This park also has a huge splash pad area that we will have to go check out this summer. So much to do at Magna Regional Park.
Behind the Kearns Fitness Center, you will find Oquirrh Park. This park also had a super fun toddler play area that looks like a little neighborhood with a fire station and grocery store. Even our big kids liked playing in the small area. The older kid area has a huge climbing structure with a lot of slides, plus a zipline. This is a new favorite park.
Here are some other parks that we want to visit. They might be worth trying if they are near you. And maybe we will add them later to our Best Parks in Salt Lake County post!
- Mountview Park: Cottonwood Heights
- Knudsen Park: Holladay
- Murray City Park
- Big Cottonwood Regional Park
- Parley’s Creek Playground: Sugarhouse Park