20 Best Parks in Utah County

One of our favorite things to do in Utah County is visit new parks! We have visited quite a few, but our boys seem to request the same favorites every time. We have complied our favorite Utah County parks to make it easier on you when choosing where to visit and play. This post started as our Top 5 and has grown to our Top 20! Just click on the link to get full information and many pictures of each location of what we consider the Best Parks in Utah County.

Cory Wride Memorial Park: Eagle Mountain

This new park in Eagle Mountain is amazing. It has tons of different places to play, including a fun splash pad with waterfalls. Our boys loved the climbing pyramid and Ziplines, as well as the multiple playgrounds. It is an all abilities park, too.

Neptune Park: Saratoga Springs

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Neptune Park is most famous for the amazing climbing pyramid that towers over the playground. The pyramid is equipped with ropes for children (and adults) to climb up and down. The playground has lots of toys and is divided into larger equipment and a more toddler sized section. There is a pavilion, bathrooms, drinking fountains, soccer fields, basketball courts, but not much shade other than in the pavilion. This is a great all around park for all ages.

Patriot Park: Saratoga Springs

This park in Saratoga Springs is perfect for sports lovers. The playground sits in the middle of lots of baseball fields, but there is a great playset even if your kids don’t love baseball. Sliding down the baseball glove slide is so fun!

Shay Park: Saratoga Springs

Everyone loves trains, so Shay Park is a winner with everyone! The entire playground is shaped like a train. There are lots of steering wheels so there can be lots of drivers. One of our favorite parts of this playground is the rally, bumpy slide. I’m not sure what to call it, but my boys think it is the greatest. There are bathrooms, pavilion, trail for walking, and lots of grass, too!

Wines Park: Lehi

Wines Park has a newer playground and we love how fun it is. There is a large playground for the big kids with lots of climbing spots, and spinning toys. Close by, there is also a smaller playground for toddlers with little slides and a tiny house. This park also has swings, pavilions, bathrooms, and lots and lots of shade. We love how shady Wines Park is!!

Highland Glen Park: Highland

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Highland Glen Park is more like a recreation area than a park. There is a playground to play on, but it’s nothing fancy. The appeal of this park is a beautiful pond that you can fish, boat, or swim in. It has a beach for sand castles and other digging adventures. There are biking trails all through the park, which can also be used for hiking—they are paved so it’s stroller friendly. We always walk the loop around the pond and there are little platforms that jut out onto the pond that our children love. There is a pavilion, bathrooms, a sand volleyball court, and a good amount of shade.

Mountain Ridge Park: Highland

This park opened at the end of 2023 and it is a huge hit! Mountain Ridge Park is ginormous. There are a ton of toys including a giant slide, climbing areas, towers, spinning toys, ziplines, and areas for all-abilities. This park is still being developed and will have sports fields and courts soon. There are restrooms and pavilions available now. We are excited to add this to our Best Parks in Utah County list.

Harvey Park: Cedar Hills

This park is brand new in 2020 and has a space theme, which is really fun. There are huge climbing structures, a Zipline, swings, toddler playground, and a splash pad. We also enjoyed all of the extra amenities like baseball field, basketball courts, walking trails, pavilions, and more.

Heritage Park: Cedar Hills

This park got a makeover in 2023 and if you have toddlers, this is a great spot. The toddler area has a lot of toys and they are unique and different from other playgrounds. The playground for older kids is built on a hill, so there are lots of climbing areas. One of the reasons we love Heritage Park is the creek flows through the park and in the summer, you can wade in and cool off.

Discovery Park: Pleasant Grove

We have been playing at Discovery Park since we were both in college. This park is truly fun for everyone! This park was rebuilt in 2019. There are lots of places to explore and the fun is working your way through the huge castle. The rebuilt park is much more open and there is still a toddler section. There are also lots of swings, music exploration, little beehives, and much more. Outside of the wooden park you will find bathrooms, picnic tables, tennis courts, and baseball fields.

Vineyard Grove Park: Vineyard

This park is so unique. It has a circle playground climbing structure. Our boys think it is so fun to explore this different play area. Vineyard Grove park also has a zipline and a very fun splash pad. You can enjoy lunch on the huge grassy area or in the big pavilion, too.

Nielsen’s Grove Park: Orem

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Nielsen’s Grove Park is a beautiful park filled with rich history. Some people think that this park was the first one established in Utah (1880). There is a beautiful pond with a fountain that is always filled with ducks, so make sure to bring healthy snacks for the birds. There is a huge grassy field, a playground, picnic tables, bathrooms, and little gardens. The little gardens have paths for enjoying the flowers. There are lots of paved pathways throughout the park so take time to explore, as well as a self-guided small museum about the history of Nielsen’s Grove.

All Together Playground: Orem

The All Together Playground in Orem is amazing. It has been built for children of all abilities to be able to play. There are so many fun things at this playground like Ziplines, rock climbing, a merry go round, and even a little toddler area. We always have fun playing at this park.

Hillcrest Park: Orem

Wow! This park is amazing! Opened in 2024, we stopped by to check out the playground and found there were three areas to play. A huge tower and climbing area, a toddler area with darling pretend play houses, and a large climbing area with different places to explore. Plus there are swings and spinning toys all around the park. Hillcrest Park will be finished in summer 2024 and will have pickleball courts, splash pad, and an indoor area with pool tables and other places to play games. We can’t wait to see the finished product, but go enjoy the playground now.

Bicentennial Park: Provo

Bicentennial Park is one of our favorites because it has so much to do. There is a playground which has some unique toys to try out, and a pond with a darling bridge which our boys love to explore. There is a frisbee golf course if you have anyone interested in trying their aim. And here is a nature boardwalk trail to walk through some wetlands habitat. We love spending an afternoon here!

North Park in Provo

This new playground is great for toddlers. There are small slides and climbing areas, as well as the cutest decor. It looks like little gnomes or elves would dwell here. There is also a water feature and ziplines, and a good amount of shade. And it’s next to the Provo Rec Center, so they are great to pair together.

Rock Canyon Park: Provo

Rock Canyon Park got a new playground in 2023! There are 3 different play areas and they are stacked on different levels since Rock Canyon is built so close to the mountains. There are ziplines, spinny toys, and slides, too. One of the big highlights at Rock Canyon Park is the large grassy area and the hills. They are great for sledding!

Quail Orchard Park: Provo

Quail Orchard Park is a new park in 2024 and it is so much fun. There are a bunch of different places to play. In the picture you can see the bridge for kids to walk across and there are places to climb and slide on either side. This park also has two playgrounds: one for older kids and one for 5 and under. They both have a lot to do and fun toys! In the summer there is also a stream and waterfall to cool off in. And the views of the mountains here are gorgeous!

North Park: Spanish Fork

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North Park is unique because it has an awesome new playground with shade sails AND a splash pad. This park has a smaller playground for your younger children and tons of climbing toys for the older children. We have to drag our children out of this park. A few steps away is a splash pad that shoots a ton of water. It has lots of sprayers that change height and amount of water sprayed. There are bathrooms, pavilions, and a grassy field.

Adventure Heights All Abilities Park: Spanish Fork

New in 2020 as well, this park is set up for all abilities. There are 3 main sections: a playground, a splash pad, and an interactive music trail. There is also a walking trail all the way around this park. The playground is a lot of fun and looks like it’s set in the woods. The highlight is the huge waterfall at the splash pad. My boys loved the huge variety of slides.

Other Great Parks

We listed what we think are the best parks in Utah County, but here are some of our runner-up parks:

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  1. Mary LeCheminant

    This is wonderful information. Do you know there is a fee if i want to use the pavilion for a group gathering? Thank you.

    1. Natalie Ockey

      If you reserve the pavilion, most cities charge a fee. You would need to contact the individual city for more information about their fees for that park. If you just show up and hope that the pavilion is available, then there is no fee, but also no guarantee that you will be able to use it.

  2. Angela

    thanks for the park tips. We are visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Orem this summer from Seattle.