Tag Archives: City Parks

Tracy Aviary

Salt Lake Cultural Landmark

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  It has grown and evolved over its more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and environmental education and conservation leader.

Tracy Aviary Bird Shows
Tuesdays-Sundays, Multiple Times

Tracy Aviary
Liberty Park, Salt Lake

Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The Utah Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”. Photo: Bonneville Salt Flats __Utah Agenda

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, the former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*

Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized and scattered between the larger public meets.*

Murray Park

Murray Park offers five pavilions for rental, including an equipment bag and BBQ grills. Other amenities include The Park Center, Amphitheater, Outdoor Aquatic Center, Gazebo, Playgrounds, Restrooms, Arboretum, Multipurpose Fields, Soccer Fields, and Softball Fields.

Murray Park, Utah, Cherry Blossoms, Little Cottonwood Creek, Spring, May 12th ---UtahAgenda
May 12, 2023, Cherry Blossoms, Little Cottonwood Creek, Spring, Murray Park, Utah —UtahAgenda

Murray Park, Little Cottonwood Creek, May 18, 2023, 9:30 am Flood Watch

Winter Activities include free Snow Tubing & Sledding.

296 E. Murray Park Ave
Murray City, UT 84107
(801) 264-2614


Wheeler Historic Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility open to the public 365 days a year from dusk to dawn. There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds and nominal fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow, and special events.

Photo: Walking Path at Wheeler Farm in June —UtahAgenda

A living working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour a Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats, and rabbits.

Historic Wheeler Farm, Murray, Utah, Little Cottonwood Creek, June 4th ---UtahAgenda
Historic Wheeler Farm, Murray, Utah, June 4th —UtahAgenda
Wheeler Historic Farm Utah

Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S 900 E, Murray


Best Utah City Events

Utah City Community Event Calendars, Holiday Activities, Theatre Acts, Parades, Rodeos, Fireworks, Car Shows, Music Concerts, Festivals, Markets, Art Shows, Dance Performances, Live Entertainment Photo: Comic-Con, Salt Palace Convention Center —UtahAgenda

Check Out Your Favorite Cities Summer Festivals
*Best designates cities with the most events/best calendars/websites

Park City | Provo | Ogden | Logan | St. George | Moab

Salt Lake City Area

Park City Area

Provo Utah Valley Area

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Logan Cache Valley Area

St. George Southern Utah Area

Vernal Eastern Utah Area

Utah City Calendars (ALL A-Z)

Dog Events

Utah Dog Parks & Events

Off-Leash Utah Dog Parks, Pet Events & Activities, Dogs

Featured Upcoming Dog Events

Pet Photos With Santa
December 9, 2023, 11 am–3 pm
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake

Paws & Claus
Pet Photos with Santa
December 11-18, 2023, Mondays, 1–8 pm
Station Park, Farmington

Pet Photos With Santa
Holiday Photo With Your Furry Friend
December 12, 19, 2023, 4–8 pm
The Shops at Southtown, Sandy

Cookies With Canines
Wagon Rides & Cookies With Your Furry Friends
December 16, 2023, Multiple Times
Wheeler Farm, Murray

Utah Holiday Shopping Centers
Santa, Gift Boutiques, Socials, Fun Dates
Holiday Event Calendars
November–Christmas 2023

Updating… December 6, 2023
Adding New Events & Moving Forward

Utah Dog-Friendly Parks

Salt Lake Area

Bountiful Brickyard Bark Park
250 W 1050 S, Bountiful

Midvale Union Park
7360 S 700 E, Midvale

West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park
5982 New Bingham Hwy, West Jordan

Sandy Dog Park
9980 S 300 E, Sandy

Draper Dayland Dog Park
300 E 13400 S, Draper

Draper Galena Hills Dog Park
12452 S Vista Station Blvd, Draper

Magna Regional Park
4042 S 7200 W, Magna

Dog Training

Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC)
Inspire dogs…Train people

Bark & Biscuit
3015 S State Street, Salt Lake

Past Events

Salt Lake City Pet Expo Free
November 16, 2022, 10 am–6 pm
Legacy Events Center, Farmington

Fashion Place Pet Nights With Santa
December 5, 2022, Mondays, 4–7 pm
Fashion Place Mall, Murray

Cookies with Canines
December 11, 2022, Noon–4 pm
Wheeler Farm, Murray

IABCA International Dog Show
December 11, 2022, 7 am–7 pm
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Pet Night With Santa
December 19, 2022, Mondays, 5–7 pm
Newgate Mall, Ogden

Pet Photos With Santa
December 20, 2022, 5–8 pm
The Shops at South Town, Sandy

Paint Your Adorable Pet
January 14, 2023, 2-5 pm
Painting with a Twist, Murray

AKC Agility Trial
Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC)
January 27-29, 2023, Multiple Times
Scotsman Center, Mountain Green

Paint Your Pet
February 20, 2023, 6:30 pm
Painting with a Twist, Murray

AKC Dog Obedience Trial
March 24-26, 2023, Multiple Times
Versa Dog Sports, Layton

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny Cute Fun
April 1-4, 2023, 4–8 pm
The Shops at South Town, Sandy

Dog Mother’s Day
May 6, 2023, 10 am–1 pm
Wheeler Farm, Murray

Bark At The Moon
Splash Pad for Dogs, Glow In The Dark
May 20, 2023, 5-9 pm
The Gateway, Salt Lake

International Market Free
Dog Days of Summer For You and Your Pooch
Food, Music, Dance, Arts & Crafts
July 8, 2023, Monthly, 2–8 pm
Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake

Reading with Dogs
Improve your child’s reading confidence
August 19, 2023, 1-2 pm
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake

Bark in the Park
Vendors, K9 Obstacle Course, Off-Leash Area, Food
August 26, 2023, 9:30 am–Noon
Mountview Park, Cottonwood Heights

Draper Bark In The Park
August 26, 2023, 9 am–12 pm
Galena Dog Park, Draper

Doggy Paddle Day
September 9, 2023,  9:30 am–1 pm
Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center

Dippin’ Dogs
End-of-Season Dog Pool Party
September 16, 2023, 9 am–12 pm
Alta Canyon Sports Center, Sandy

Dogapoolooza Dog Pool Party
September 16, 2023, 9 am
South Davis Rec Center, Bountiful

Dog Walk Wednesdays
Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
October 11, 2023, Wednesdays, 9 am–8 pm
Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens, Lehi

Strutt Your Mutt
Best Friends Animal Society of Utah
October 21, 2023, 10 am–2 pm
Liberty Park, Salt Lake

Dog Days In The Maze
Trick or Treat with Your Pet
October 23, 2023, 4 & 6 pm
Wheeler Farm, Murray

Dog Days of Summer
Dinner With Your Dog
October 24, 2023, Tues & Wed, Multiple Times
Log Haven, Millcreek Canyon

Utah Grizzlies Ice Hockey
Bring Your Dog Night
November 10, 2023, 7 pm
Maverik Center, West Valley City

Fashion Place Pet Nights With Santa
December 5, 2023, M-T, 4–7 pm
Fashion Place Mall, Murray

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park

Photo: Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah __Scotty Reed

Bicyclist riding Jordan River Parkway Trail with mid-January snow near Winchester Park, Murray, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail Photo Album

Jordan River Trail Map

Food Trucks

Utah Food Truck Socials

Utah FREE City Community Events, Food Vendors, Local Music, Live Performances & Entertainment, Games & Summer Fun

Salt Lake Area

Food Truck Night & Live Entertainment
Mondays, 5–7:30 pm, March–September, 2023
Sandy Amphitheater Park, Sandy

Hungry Herriman Food Truck Night
Mondays, 5–8:30 pm, April–October 9, 2023
Craine Park, Herriman

North Salt Lake
Food Trucks & Vendor Fair
Mondays, 5–8 pm, August 28–September 2023,
Legacy Park, North Salt Lake

Food Truck Night & Free Summer Concert
Mondays 5–8:30 pm, May 15–August 2023
Ballard Arena, Draper

Murray Park Food Truck Night
Tuesdays, 5–8 pm, May–September 2023
Murray Park, Murray

West Jordan
West Jordan Food Truck Night
Tuesdays, 5–8 pm, May 30–September 2023
Ron Wood Park, West Jordan

West Valley
Live Performances, Prizes, Music & Entertainment
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, May–September
Fairbourne Station Promenade, West Valley

Food Truck Thursday
Thursdays, 5–8 pm, April 13–Sept 4, 2023
Millcreek Commons, Millcreek

Salt Lake City Downtown
Gallivan Center Food Truck Thursday
Thursdays, 11 am–2 pm, April–September 2023
Gallivan Center, Salt Lake

South Jordan
Movies In The Park & Food Trucks
Thursdays, 6–9 pm, June 16, 23, 2023
South Jordan City Park

Concert In The Park & Food Trucks
Fridays, 5–8:30 pm, May-August 2023
Midvale City Hall Park, Midvale

Millcreek Venture Out Festival
Live Music, Food Trucks & Movies at Dusk
Fridays, 6–11 pm, June 2023
Millcreek Elementary, Millcreek

Starry Nights, Live Music & Food Trucks
Fridays, 5–8:30 pm, May-September 15, 2023
Centennial Plaza, Taylorsville City Hall

Utah City Sponsored Event Calendars
Check Out Your Favorite City Summer Events

Provo Utah County Area

Past Events 2023

Current Year Unscheduled
Monitoring… September 8, 2023

Cedar Hills
Food Truck Rally
Wednesdays, 5–8:30 pm, May-August 2022
Harvey Park, Cedar Hills