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Most neighborhoods have a small park, usually with a children's playground.
Salt Lake City Parks Division operates several pools and maintains many parks, including the Raging Waters Waterslide park. Salt Lake City, UT. 801/972-7800. www.slcgov.com/publicservices/parks/.
Parks not under the city's jurisdiction are operated by Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation. Salt Lake City, UT. 801/468-2299. www.parks-recreation.org.
Take the kids to Fairmont Park, a smaller park with a children's play area, duck pond, and large indoor swimming pool. 1044 Sugarmont Dr., East Side, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106.
Liberty Park is one of the local favorite places to run (it's about 1.5 miles per lap on the jogging path), and also features tennis courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas, a restaurant, and children's playgrounds. 600 E. 1000 South St., East Side, Salt Lake City, UT, 84102.
Pioneer Park, in the heart of downtown, is home to a substantial farmers' market every Saturday in summer. It's recently renovated, and parts of the park are still unfinished, so children should be watched while playing here. 300 W. 350 South, Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101.
Sugarhouse Park is primarily open space where you can jog, bicycle, fly a kite, throw a Frisbee, or soak up some rays. Feed the ducks in the large pond or skip rocks in the creek in the summer—or join dozens of sledders on its hills in winter. 2100 S. 1300 East St., East Side, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106.
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