Liberty Park is a sprawling urban green space with picnic areas, walking paths, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Kids love the playground's central water spray and wading pool, constructed as a scale model of Wasatch Front's creeks and canyons. Take a ride on vintage amusement park rides or a rent a paddle boat for a jaunt around the duck pond. See the birds at Tracy Aviary, the only free-standing aviary in the country. Historic Trolley Square offers shops, cinemas, and restaurants, and nearby Gilgal Garden has a secret trove of stone sculptures. Eat at the Park Café by Liberty Park or have a scone and tea at the London Market before hunting for treasure inside George's Salvage Shop. For more eating options and indie movies at the Tower, head up 900 South to 900 East.
Getting Around Salt Lake City
The best way to get around Salt Lake City is by public transit. Utah's TRAX light rail and bus system is free for passengers within the downtown area. Outside downtown, fares are $2.35 per ride or $5.75 for a day pass. During ski season, Utah's Transit Authority operates a Ski Service from various points downtown to several ski resorts. A one-way fare is $4.50. If you plan on visitng areas other than downtown Salt Lake City during your entire visit, renting a car makes sense. Paid parking hours are from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for a maximum of 2 hours, Monday-Friday. Saturdays are free, with a 2 hour maximum. Sundays are free without restrictions.
- Salt Lake City International Airport-SLC
Things to Do and See Near Liberty Park
- University of Utah
- Salt Palace
- S.J. Quinney College of Law
- Utah Olympic Oval
- Fort Douglas, Utah
- Westminster College
- Utah Olympic Park
- Lagoon Amusement Park
- Church Administration Building
- Bingham Canyon Mine