Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Liberty Park is Salt Lake City’s oldest and second-largest city park. Its convenient location close to the heart of downtown makes it an extremely popular destination. Thankfully the park is large enough for the crowds to spread out.

Liberty Park was originally a a grist mill and farm. It was acquired in 1860 by Brigham Young who planted various trees here. The land was then sold to the city (in accordance with his will) so that it could be enjoyed by the public.

Paved walking pathways lead through the center of the park, and there are many other walking/jogging/bicycling trails within the park as well. At the far southeast corner of the park is the Liberty Park Pond. This beautiful small body of water can be enjoyed by paddle boat during the summer, or by crossing the footbridge to a small island and gazebo.

The park is also home to the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden. It is the largest and oldest of two free-standing aviaries in the U.S., and a popular destination for bird lovers of all ages.

The park also has picnic areas including a pavilion that can be rented/reserved, restrooms, playgrounds, a basketball court, volleyball courts, bocce ball/tennis courts, horseshoes, and a swimming pool.

The park of course also offers a lot of open, grassy areas perfect for recreating or relaxing. Be sure to visit Liberty Park the next time you are in Salt Lake City.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Large park. Close to downtown.

Cons

Crowds. Possible homeless population in areas.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Tennis
Picnic tables
Bird watching
Potable water
Basketball
Playground
Bicycling
Swimming pool
Volleyball
Horseshoes
Rental facilities
Covered picnic areas

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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