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About Us

About Us

Improving Lives Through People, Parks and Play

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation was created as a result of civic-minded citizens who wanted to coordinate recreation activities throughout the County, build more park space, trails infrastructure, and manage the rapid growth of recreation programs for the benefit of county residents. 

As a result, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation was formed on May 11, 1946. Ten days later, the organization dedicated its first park, Evergreen Park, located in Millcreek City. 

Over the past 70 years, the division has grown in size and scope, now managing and maintaining 104 parks, 6 golf courses, over 20 recreation facilities, as well as trails and open space — staying true to our mission of "Improving Lives Through People, Parks and Play." 

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report Cover





2019 Annual Report (12.6 MB)

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Our Leadership Team

Division Director
Martin Jensen

Associate Division Director - Fiscal Operations
Andrew Keddington

Associate Division Director - Golf
Jerry Brewster

Associate Division Director - Parks
Wayne Johnson

Associate Division Director - Planning & Development
Walt Gilmore

Recreation Section Manager
Larry McKinney

Communications & Public Relations Manager
Clayton Scrivner

Communications Manager
Michelle Ludema

Human Resources Manager
Melissa Lugo

Special Projects Manager
Jan Donchess

Special Services Manager
Julie Peck-Dabling


Parks & Recreation
2001 South State Street  S4-700
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Phone: (385) 468-1800
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM