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15 Best Parks in Utah County

(Last Updated On: March 27, 2021)

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 15! 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 new 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 got a new playground last year and we love how fun it is. There is a large playground for the big kids with lots of climbing spots, and spinning toys. There is also a smaller playground for toddlers with little slides and a tiny house. There are 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.

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.

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. This 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.

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. There is 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!

Paul Ream Wilderness Park: Provo

We love visiting the ducks at Paul Ream Wilderness Park. They love to be fed, so make sure to bring some duck food. We also enjoy that this park is right next to the Provo River, so you can enjoy the river and the park. There are places to explore and a playground to play on. This is a beautiful spot in Fall.

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.

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

Bandwagon Park (Lehi)

Dry Creek Trail Park (Lehi)

Heritage Park (Cedar Hills)

Timpanogos Cove Park (Cedar Hills)

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    • 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.