Salt Lake City

Public Services - Parks & Public Lands


Parks Public Lands Division ensures preservation, development and maintenance of recreational parks and open spaces in neighborhoods, City Cemetery, Graffiti removal, Open Space and Urban Forestry programs throughout the City.
Emy Maloutas, Program Director


1965 West 500 South
Salt Lake City UT 84101
Contact Information
Parks Division Website
Service Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Salt Lake City seeks public comment on proposed housing projects to be funded with federal dollars

The Salt Lake City Council will hear public comment about proposed projects and activities to be undertaken with 2018-19 federal funds under the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. The public hearing will be held March 20 at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Room 315, Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 South State Street:

Mayor Biskupski to work with Governor Herbert to create a true partnership with the State on the Inland Port Authority

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced an effort with Utah Governor Gary Herbert to broker a fair partnership for Salt Lake City in relation to SB234, the Utah Inland Port Authority bill. Governor Herbert reached out to Mayor Biskupski Monday morning and expressed interest in reaching an agreed-upon approach to the Inland Port Authority.

“Governor Herbert’s call is a positive development,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “The City is eager to create a path forward and return to working with the State in good faith.”

Mayor Biskupski urges residents to ask Governor Herbert to veto inland port bill

“We are urging all Utah residents to contact Governor Herbert to veto SB234 because it is an unprecedented land and power grab of nearly 22,000 acres. The inland port bill undercuts local control and gives an unelected, unaccountable board authority over nearly one-third of the lands in Salt Lake City. The bill also gives the board up to 100% of tax increment for this area. For example, this means Salt Lake City School District would lose $145 million over the next 25 years.” Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Mayor Biskupski issues statement on inland port authority bill

Thursday, March 8, 2018

“Late Wednesday night Utah legislators voted for a revamped version of Senate Bill 234, which takes control of nearly 20,000 acres of Salt Lake City land. This bill is substantially different from the version City officials and State lawmakers had been collaborating on as part of the City’s continuous good faith efforts.

Salt Lake City saves money, brightens Smith’s Ballpark with new LED lights

This week Salt Lake City began installing a new light-emitting diode (LED) system at Smith’s Ballpark to enhance the viewing experience for players and fans. Salt Lake City owns the stadium and is investing $630,000 to replace 342 obsolete metal halide lamps with 168 new LED bulbs. This change will reduce energy consumption and eliminate lighting maintenance costs.

Collection of brown compost containers resumes this week

Beginning March 5, Salt Lake City ends the six-week wintertime suspension of yard waste collection. The annual suspension occurs during a period of very low demand for green waste disposal.

Residents may now place their brown cans at the curb on their regular collection day each week.

“We appreciate our residents’ understanding as we work to provide the highest quality waste service, while saving resources and being good stewards of our air quality,” said Lance Allen, Waste & Recycling Director for Salt Lake City.  

Salt Lake City supports clean air by removing fees at electric vehicle charging stations

Salt Lake City has removed all user fees for its public EV charging stations. The change came after the Salt Lake City Council adopted a resolution on February 6 in response to a proposal from Mayor Biskupski to eliminate fees for its public Level 2 charging infrastructure.

Mayor Biskupski signs Gender Pay Equity policy on first day of Women’s History Month

Today, surrounded by women directors of Salt Lake City departments and agencies, Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed a new City policy which aims to eliminate systemic bias and discrimination that adds to the under valuation of work performed by women.  

Mayor Biskupski chooses experienced litigator and community leader for Justice Court judgeship

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has selected Clemens Landau as her nominee for the Justice Court vacancy. Landau was chosen by the Mayor, from a pool of five strong candidates, for his abilities as an attorney but also for helping those who have been disenfranchised.

“Clemens Landau has a mind for the law but a heart for the community,” said Mayor Biskupski. “I was impressed with his legal knowledge and compassion. So many people see he ‘walks the walk and talks the talk’ in his personal and professional life.”


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