Wheeler Historic Farm is open every day during daylight hours to walk the grounds and visit the animals as a public park and part of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation department.
There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees are charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow, and special events.
Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm, and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats, and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated but may be petted with caution.
Sugarhouse Park considered a “crown jewel” among regional parks in the Salt Lake Valley, comprises 110.5 acres of lush, rolling green space, located on the site of the old State Prison in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. It is bordered by 1300 East on the west, by 2100 South on the north, by 1700 East on the east, and by I-80 on the south. There are two entrances for vehicular traffic off of 2100 South, at 1400 East, and 1500 East.
Though known for its verdant vistas, which are enhanced by a large pond in the western part of the park, Sugar House Park also offers many options for those interested in more than just a lovely walk. Among the park’s features for public use are seven pavilions for group gatherings (see Reservations for more information); regulation soccer and baseball fields, which serve as home fields for Highland High School; a large, cement basketball court donated by the Utah Jazz; two children’s play areas, with plastic playsets; a small amphitheater with seating for 220 people; seven volleyball courts (one at each terrace), and a sleigh-riding hill.
In addition, the park road, which winds around the park for a mile and three-eighths, has a 16-foot-wide inside lane which has proven popular among walkers, runners, bicyclists, and cross-country ski trainers.
Hours The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter.
Winter Activities In the winter the many hills provide a fun and free place for winter activities such as Snow-Tubing and Sledding.
Today I continue my Jordan River Parkway walking tour at 4800 South in Taylorsville, Utah by heading north along the river and walking to my day’s turnaround point at 3900 S in South Salt Lake. Murray, Utah is south across the street from here.
It’s January 19th, the temperature has been maxing out at freezing until this week of sun where it’s been approaching 40 degrees. It’s an enjoyable time to walk because there are few people and the air is refreshingly chilled with a relaxing sense of quiet.
Still snow on the ground. We’ve had snow cover since November this year due to the temperature hovering below freezing for two months.
Tunnel looking south beneath 4800 South headed to Murray, Utah
Trail is not quite as well maintained as in Murray. Snow and ice patches were common.
Good view of the Jordan River from this section of the path as well as a good view of Apartments.
Bird House again, they are all along the trail. Who’s placing these? Great winter trees!
Some Industry Views
A dam here diverts water into a canal that runs all the way to the Great Salt Lake.
Some Geese enjoying the Sun
Veterans Memorial Park
Trail tunnel beneath 4500 S
The local school has tried to combat Graffiti by painting the walls of the tunnel beneath 4500 S in Taylorsville, Utah
The trail follows along 4500 S before turning into Apartment Complex Area, moving away from the river for a while.
Jesus appearing in a tree?!
Trail winds through Apartments, making me wonder if I’m still on the Jordan River Parkway Trail
Once out of the apartments you enter the South Salt Lake wooded area. This section is quite nice with some good views of the river.
Winter Tree Beauty
View of the Jordan River
Jordan River with Wasatch Mountains in the background.
The bridge crosses the river to 3900 S Street Bridge.
Jordan River Parkway Trail 3900 S Street Bridge in South Salt Lake, Utah
General Holm Park, 3900 South South Salt Lake, Utah. I turn around here and head back. Goodbye til another day.
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