Shay Park in Saratoga Springs is an amazing new park. The park is themed with a huge train shaped playground. If you have a train lover in your family, you need to visit Shay Park.
Shay Park opened in Spring 2016 and is still almost like new. There are restrooms, a large pavilion, big grassy areas, and soccer goals. There is also a bridge that is fun to walk on with a good look at Utah Valley. One side leading to the the bridge is stroller friendly, while the other side has stairs leading up to the bridge.
The best part of the park is obviously the playground. The huge train-shaped playground has lots of slides, musical instruments to play, and tons of places to climb. My boys had a lot of fun climbing underneath the playground, too. There are a few steering wheels which is important because I’m sure there will be a few kids wanting to be the train engineer.
There is also another section of playground with some rocks for climbing, and even a little cave to hide inside. We noticed little animals and fossils in these rocks as we were climbing, and my three year-old was just fine to climb part of the way on the rocks. The highlight of this part of the playground is the roll slide. I don’t know what else to call it! The slide is made of bars that roll as you slide down, and my kids probably played as much on this slide as they did the entire rest of the playground.
Saratoga Springs definitely has another winner at Shay Park. Shay Park is located in Saratoga Springs at 358 Aspen Hills Blvd. From Redwood Road, head west on Aspen Hill Blvd, which is just north of the Saratoga Springs Wal-Mart. Follow this road straight until you reach the park! If you are in the area, you can also check out Harvest Hills Park which is just around the corner. Or you can check out Neptune Park which is a few miles away, but is a pretty amazing park, too.
Shay Park also has a train track, and has free train rides throughout the summer on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Generally, the trains run from 9 am – 12 pm, but definitely check their Facebook page for up-to-date information. You can read more about our day riding the trains at Shay Park here–we had so much fun. The dates for 2021 are: June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18, and dates in October to be announced.