Nature in the City: Locations

Bend in the River ADA Stroller

1010 W Fremont Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Parking is available directly adjacent to the meeting location.  If spaces are full, there are additional spaces in the park to the north of Bend in the River.

This park is flat with a paved trail incorporated into the Jordan River Parkway trail, and shared with cyclists and joggers. While there is little shade provided by trees, shade can always be found in the Urban Treehouse. Some pathways, as well as the amphitheater area, are either flat sandstone slabs or small gravel rock. The Jordan River winds along the west side of the park.

Bonneville Shoreline Trail on Sunnyside Ave

383 Colorow Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Park anywhere along Colorow Road (this road is located off of the road leading up to Red Butte Gardens and the Natural History Museum) and meet us at the Living Room Trailhead. This trailhead is marked on Google Maps under the address listed above. If you have any difficulty finding this, please look for the Nature in the City van as we will be parked as close to the trailhead as we can. This van is a large, purple Dodge Caravan with the Nature in the City banner on it! 

This trail's terrain is rocky and fairly hilly with very little shade, and some bouldered areas along the side where we frequently pause for activities. The trail itself varies in width and is a popular area for mountain bikers, hikers, and dogs.  (Restrooms are available across the street at Rotary Glen Park.)

Big Cottonwood Regional Park: East ADA Stroller

4675 S 1590 E, Holladay, UT 84117

Turn north from Murray Holladay Road onto 1590 E, go a short way and the parking area will be on your right.

This quiet park is flat and has smooth paved or dirt trails, with intermittent shade.  Thickets of native and non-native vegetation, open areas, and marshy wetlands line the walkway.  A boardwalk provides a nice view into a pond that ducks frequent.  (Restrooms available next to the parking area.)

City Creek Canyon Stroller

Northernmost point of Bonneville Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT

Bonneville Boulevard is a one-way loop that begins at the northernmost part of B Street in the Avenues.  Follow the loop until it turns sharply left.  Parking is available on the street or a short drive up the canyon (before the canyon gates).

This trail is paved on the west side of the creek, unpaved on the east side and moderately shaded. While it is fairly wide, it is shared with cyclists and joggers as well as those using the off-leash dog trail on the east side. It is not a rigorous trail, but the difficulty of the terrain varies in some sections.

Creekside Park

1592 E Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, UT 84117

Park and meet in the parking lot just off of Kings Row Lane.

This location includes wide grassy areas with shady groves of mature cottonwoods, as well as access to Big Cottonwood Creek.  It doubles as a disc golf course.  There are no paved walkways, but the terrain is mostly flat.  (Restrooms are available near the parking area.)

Fife Wetland Preserve ADA Stroller

990 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Park on 900 S or in the parks to the north or south of the Preserve.  If parking north or south, you may walk the Jordan River Parkway Trail to the meeting location. 

This park is flat, somewhat shaded and primarily paved with grassy areas on the north and south sides. It is centralized around a small pond that feeds into the Jordan River. The walkways are wide, but shared with those using the Jordan River Parkway trail.

General Holm Park ADA Stroller

1050 W Carlisle Park Ln, South Salt Lake, UT 84119

Park and meet in the parking lot at the end of the road.

General Holm Park is a large, trailhead park to the Jordan River Parkway.  The Jordan River Parkway Trail is paved, mostly flat, and shared with bikers and joggers.  We also access the nearby Meadowbrook Natural Area by the use of smaller dirt trails.  (Restrooms accessible near the parking lot.)

Hidden Hollow ADA Stroller

1150 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Park anywhere in the shopping center parking lot.  Meet between Carter's and Petco in the grass patch in the East corner of the parking lot. 

This trail is paved on the south side and unpaved on the north side. While there is moderate shade on the south side, the north side is almost completed shaded. It is wide in most areas, but also shared with cyclists and joggers. It is moderately flat, but the short pathways we use to access Parley’s Creek area are relatively steep. 

International Peace Gardens ADA Stroller

1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Parking is available as you enter the park, with additional parking next to the park on the south side. Meet at the IPG entrance.

The space we use at this location is mostly paved with the flora/fauna accessible at the IPG as well as the natural growth near the Jordan River. While we sometimes use the grassy areas in the park or non-paved area parallel to the river, it is still generally accessible by stroller or wheelchair as the terrain is smooth and stable. (Restrooms accessible at Jordan Park just outside of the peace gardens.)

Jordan River Golf Course

1250 N Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Park and meet in the lot north of 1100 N (east side of the street).

This location is mainly a large grassy area with shady groves of elm trees. The trail along the Jordan River is flat, partially paved and has moderate shade. The space is public land but also functions as a disc golf course when not in use by Nature in the City.

LDS Conference Center Roof Garden ADA Stroller

60 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Street parking is available to the north of the center.  Meet in front of door 15.  Please plan to arrive five to ten minutes early, as late participants will be unable to join the group.

The roof garden is an easy, fairly flat walk with wide ramps for stroller and wheelchair accessibility as well as elevator use to the roof. There is limited shade on the roof but indoor air conditioning in the lobby of the garden floor is available if necessary.  

Liberty Park ADA Stroller

589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Park in Tracy Aviary’s parking lot and meet in front of Tracy Aviary.

The park consists of large grassy areas as well as wide, paved pathways used by many park visitors. Groves of trees provide adequate shade throughout the park as well as around the perimeter of Liberty Lake.

Miller Park

1710 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Street parking is available in front of the park and on neighborhood streets.  Meet at the base of the park steps on 900 South.

A large staircase leads visitors down to the meeting area. This trail is narrow and somewhat rocky, with Red Butte Creek flowing below. While it varies slightly in elevation, it does consist of a few steep areas where handrails are provided. It is fairly shaded on either side and shared with other hikers. 

Parley's Gulch

2760 S 2695 East Heritage Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Park and meet at the easternmost parking lot in Tanner Park.

This is a wide and fairly open dirt trail. The elevation varies and does have some steep areas. The trail is mostly exposed but some shade can be found alongside the trail. This trail also functions as an off-leash dog park. 

Regional Athletic Complex ADA Stroller

1850 N Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Park and meet in the lot on the west side of the street.

This is a mostly flat, gravel trail shared with bikers and joggers. Shade can be found although the trail is primarily exposed. 

Salt Lake City Library ADA Stroller

210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Metered parking is available along 200 E or in the library parking garage on 400 S just east of 200 E.

Meet at meeting room E adjacent to the children’s library on level L1. Weather permitting, we will either facilitate programming on the library’s rooftop garden, outside in the south courtyard or indoors in the meeting room. The library’s outdoor space has restroom accessibility and is a fairly flat, paved pathway.

TreeUtah's EcoGarden

1575 W 1000 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Parking is available in the Day-Riverside Library parking lot. EcoGarden is southeast a few paces from the parking lot. Meet at the EcoGarden pavilion.

TreeUtah's EcoGarden contains a variety of plants and trees, with the Jordan River flowing just east of the garden area. There are no paved trails; most trails are either worn in from visitors or wood chips. The terrain is flat and vast. (Restrooms accessible at Day-Riverside Library adjacent to the garden.)

Wasatch Hollow  Stroller

1631 E 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Park and meet in the lot on the north side of the street.

This location consists of large grassy areas, shade trees, and a paved walkway that leads to several unpaved trails alongside Emigration Creek.  (Restrooms accessible just north of the parking lot near the playground.)