Parks & Trails – South Jordan

Parks & Trails

South Jordan has more than 35 city parks, 2 county parks, more than 9 miles of trails, 3 fishing ponds, 250 acres of natural open space and boasts a variety of recreational fields and courts throughout the city. Providing a variety of parks and open space is among one of the City’s top strategic initiatives. Having a strong offering of parks, boosts the local economy by drawing visitors from other places for league play, assists in the city’s goal to minimize negative effects on the environment and supports the habitation and of wildlife throughout the community.

The parks in South Jordan continually meet the three pillars of parks and recreation

  1. Social Equity, by providing a fun, safe environment for people to interact with each other
  2. Health & Wellness through the high number of city recreation programs and outdoor trails and spaces residents can recreate and regenerate
  3. Conservation, through the mitigation and protection of existing wetland projects, and the creation of new areas where residents can learn more about the unique ecosystems and wildlife habitats in the city.

TRAILS

Parks and Trails Map

South Jordan has a number of dedicated trails and open space, which is added to on an annual basis. Loop trails, are paved paths that follow the perimeter of existing parks, with convenient parking and access to amenities these small trails vary in size from less than 1000 feet to up to 1 mile. Several longer, regional trails also connect South Jordan to neighboring communities.

South Jordan Trails

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Trailhead: 10200 S 2200 W

Length: 1,377 feet or 0.29 miles

Description: A loop-walk around the perimeter of Prospector Park

Type: Concrete

Trail Map

park-jordan-ridge

Trailhead: 9500 S 2500 W

Length: 2,610 feet or 0.49 miles

Description: A loop-walk around the perimeter of Jordan Ridge Park.

Type: Asphalt

Trail Map

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Trailhead: 10300 S 4000 W

Length: 1 mile

Description: A loop walk around the perimeter of Oquirrh Shadows Park

Type: Asphalt

Trail Map

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Trailhead: 11050 S Riverfront Parkway

Length: 2,147 feet or 0.44 miles

Description: A loop-walk around the perimeter of West Riverfront Park.

Type: Asphalt

Trail Map

park-heritage

Trailhead: 10800 S Redwood Road

Length: 930 feet or 0.18 miles

Description: A loop-walk around the perimeter of Heritage Park.

Type: Asphalt

Trail Map

park-cross-country

Trailhead: 11685 S 4260 W

Length: 1,809 feet or 0.34 miles

Description: A loop-walk around the perimeter of Country Crossing Park.

Type: Asphalt and Concrete

Trail Map

park-sunstone

Trailhead: 5620 W 11800 S

Length: 845 feet or 0.16 miles

Description: A loop-walk around the perimeter of Sunstone Park.

Type: Asphalt

park-bingham

Trailhead: 4500 W Skye Dr (9600 S)

Length: 1.08 miles through South Jordan

Description: Regional trail that extends beyond South Jordan City limits.

Type: Asphalt

park-highpoint

Trailhead: 10950 S Oceano Dune Ct.

Length: 1690 feet or 0.32 miles

Description: Short trail that begins west of High Point Park and will be expanded to connect to the future Rushton Meadows Park to the northeast.

Type: Asphalt and Concrete

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Trailhead: 947 W Shields Lane (9800 S) or 11200 S Riverfront Parkway

Length: 3.5 Miles through South Jordan

Description: Regional trail that extends beyond South Jordan City limits.

Type: Asphalt

Trail Map

Trailhead: Parking Access can be found at Riverton City’s Western Springs Park – 4570 W Goshute Dr, or West Jordan’s Ron Wood Memorial Park – 5900 S New Bingham Highway

Length: 2.24 miles through South Jordan, total length 16.5 miles

Description: Regional trail that extends beyond South Jordan City limits.

Type: Asphalt

Trail Map

Map of Parks, Trails and Open Space

Open Space

The city maintains over 250 acres of open space, not including groomed parks. The majority of this open space is located along the Jordan River corridor and is maintained in cooperation with URNCC and the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society. This area is federally protected land and is not accessible to the public. These areas provide wetland mitigation and wildlife refuges and habitats.

Mystic Springs Wetland Educational Area is accessed at the Jordan River Trailhead located at Shields Lane and the river bottoms (947 West Shields Lane). This area is still under development, but once complete, it will mirror the federally protected wetlands on the east side of the Jordan River. This approximately 30 acres will provide opportunities for residents to enjoy the nature of the Jordan River and its corresponding wetlands. Throughout the site will be educational areas, and ADA trail, foot paths, lookout points to view the wildlife and native vegetation, and other amenities. South Jordan has received two separate grants to protect the natural development of this area. Feel free to stop by and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.

Mystics Springs - Phase I Concept Plan
Mystics Springs - Phase I Concept Plan

Parks List & Amenities

South Jordan maintains a variety of parks and open spaces throughout the city including large, active recreation parks, small neighborhood parks and even historical sites. These parks boast a number of different amenities including: playgrounds, pavilions (large and small), fishing ponds, basketball and other sport courts, groomed ballfields, and more. Click on a park below to see the amenities available, a map, and links for reservations. For more information please contact the city at (801) 446-HELP or publicworks@sjc.utah.gov.

beckstead

Amenities:

  • None
  • Part of the storm water detention basins

Available for Reservations: No

 Acreage: 6.14           

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Pavilion

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 1.85

Map Link

Amenities:

  • Playground

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 0.46

Map Link

park-callendar

Amenities:

  • None

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 1.75

Map Link

Amenities:

  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Skate Park (Expandable Heading)
    • Hours 8am – 10pm (weather permitting)
    • Family Skate Time – Wednesday & Friday 10:30am – 11:30am (Parents and children under the age of 12 only)
    • Skate Park Rules
      • Skate at your own risk
      • Proper safety equipment is recommended
      • Use caution on wet or slippery surfaces
      • Be respectful of other skaters
      • In-line skates, Skate boards and scooters are welcome; NO BIKES
      • The park is a drug & alcohol free facility
      • Use trash containers; protect the skate par from graffiti and abuse
      • Leave pets at home
  • Tennis Courts
  • 5 Baseball Fields
  • 4 Softball Fields
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Football/Soccer Fields
  • 12 Horseshoe Pits
  • 6 Small Pavilions (cannot be reserved)
  • 1 Large Pavilion (Restrooms, Water hookups, Electricity)
  • BBQ Grills
  • Restrooms
  • Equestrian Arena (Contact the City to schedule use, (801)446-HELP)

Pavilion Available for Reservations: Yes, reserve here.

Acreage: 50

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Small Pavilion
  • Loop Walk Trail – 0.34 miles
  • Large grass area for field sports

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 5.14

Map Link

park-district-detention

Amenities:

  • Large grassy areas for field sports
  • Part of the storm water detention basins

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 3.0

Map Link

park-dunsinane
park-dunsinane2

Amenities:

  • Large grassy areas for field sports
  • Part of the storm water detention basins

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 2.0

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Large Pavilion (Restrooms, Water, Electricity)
  • Multiple Small Pavilions (not available for reservation)
  • BBQ Grills
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Jordan River Trail access point
  • Restrooms

Pavilion Available for Reservations: Yes, reserve here.

Acreage: 26.19

Map Link

park-fishing-ponds

Amenities:

  • 3 Fishing Ponds
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Restrooms
  • Access to Jordan River Trail
  • Part of the West Riverfront Park

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 15.02

Map Link

park-gateway

Amenities:

  • Open Space

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 0.59

Map Link                

park-glenmoor-baseball

Amenities:

  • Baseball Field
  • Restrooms (Only open during league play)

Available for Reservations: Contact the City @ (801)446-HELP for Field Use

Acreage: 0.55

Map Link

park-heritage3
park-heritage2

Amenities:

  • Loop Trail – 0.18 Miles
  • Founding Families Statue
  • Bus Crash Victims Monument (see Cemetery)

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 2.0

Map

park-highpoint

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Trail – 0.32 (Future expansion in progress)
  • Pavilion

Available for Reservations: No

park-hillside1
park-hillside2

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Daybreak Trail access
  • Pavilion
  • 11 acres of natural open space
  • 2 acres of turf grass
  • Soccer Fields

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 13

Map Link

park-ivory-crossing

Amenities:

  • Playground

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 5.0

Map

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • 4 Small Pavilions (not available to reserve)
  • 1 Large Pavilion (BBQ, electricity)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Restrooms
  • Looped Walking Trail – 0.49 miles

Pavilion Available for Reservations: Yes, reserve here.

Acreage: 10.97

Map

park-kilmuir

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Picnic Table

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 4.05

Map

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park-lucas-dell2

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Small Pavilion with BBQ (Cannot be reserved)

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 2.1

Map

park-midas1
park-midas2

Amenities:

  • Playground

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 2.5

Map

Amenities:

  • Natural wetland open space
  • TBD

Amenities:

  • Splash Pad
  • Playground
  • Looped Trail – 1 mile
  • Restrooms
  • Small Pavilions (Cannot be reserved)

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 11.5

Map

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Large Pavilion – (BBQ)
  • Restrooms
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Looped Trail – 0.29 miles
  • Small Pavilion (cannot be reserved)

Pavilion Available for Reservations: Yes, reserve here.

Acreage: 5

Map

park-rushton

Amenities:

  • Under Construction – Coming Soon
  • Connection to High Pointe Trail
  • All Abilities Playground

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: ~3.0

park-samuel-holt

Amenities:

  • Historical farmstead, restored into a community park.
  • Fire Pit
  • Community Gardens
  • Restrooms
  • Small Pavilion
  • Historical Buildings with Plaques (self-guided tour)

Available for Reservations: Contact the City at (801) 446-HELP for information on reserving this park.

Acreage: 2.8

Amenities:

  • Large Playground
  • Basketball Court
  • Pavilion (cannot be reserved)
  • Restrooms
  • Football/Soccer Field

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 5

Map

park-southridge

Amenities:

  • Open Space

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: .53

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Pavilion (cannot be reserved)

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 4.51

Map

park-sunrise

Amenities:

 

  • Embedded in the path at Sunrise Mountain Park are dates (i.e. April 23) that hide the secret of the park.  If you stand on the corresponding date at sunrise and face the direction the date is pointing, you will be facing peak where the sun will rise.
  • Amphitheater
  • Picnic Tables
  • Daybreak Trail access
  • Benches
  • 3 Wasatch Mountain Lookout Points

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 8.0

Map

park-sunstone
park-sunstone2

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Small Pavilion (cannot be reserved)

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 8.0

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Picnic Table
  • Basketball Half Court

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 1.58

Map

Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Large Pavilion (Water, Electricity)
  • Small Pavilions (cannot be reserved)
  • BBQ
  • Basketball Court
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Access to Jordan River Trail
  • Looped Trail – 0.44 miles
  • Restrooms

Pavilion Available for Reservations: Yes, reserve here.

Acreage: 9.07

Map

park-yorkshire1
park-yorkshire2

Amenities:

  • Playground

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 3.51

Map

park-welcome

Amenities:

  • Walking Paths

Available for Reservations: No

Acreage: 0.47

National Parks Month

Each July South Jordan participates in National Parks & Recreation Month. This celebration allows the city the opportunity to educate and promote the many benefits parks, open space, trails, and recreation programs add to the quality of life in our community. South Jordan hosts a number of contests and events each July to provide a number of opportunities for all residents to participate and celebrate with us.

Geocaching Program

South Jordan started participating in Geocaching as a way to celebrate Parks and Recreation month and to encourage participants to visit unique parks and places in the City they may not have known about. Each year a series of 6 new caches are hidden throughout the city as part of the July’s celebration. All of the past geocaches are kept and maintained throughout the year to keep the fun going. Visit www.geocaching.com to learn more about geocaching, and search for the user South Jordan City to see a list of all our hidden caches.

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