5 Great Places to Picnic in Salt Lake City, UT

When the weather cooperates, we all love to get outside and explore the world around us. There is nothing more refreshing and soothing to the soul than a picnic in the sun, surrounded by the beauty of nature. Every city in the United States has incredible locations for picnicking. Below are 5 Great Places to Picnic in Salt Lake City.

Sugar House Park

Sugar House Park is large, and it is green. You can follow the trail along Parleys Creek to the Lake for a wonderful nature walk, visit the playground, or play lawn games on the open grass of the park. But the best part is that almost wherever you go in Sugar House Park you are sure to see snowcapped mountains looming in the distance. The park is also home to a large number of picnic pavilions, like Hidden Grove Pavilion or Parleys Creek Pavilion. You can take your pick from these designated areas or spread a blanket on the meadow near the lake. 

Liberty Park

A landmark site in Salt Lake City, Liberty Park has everything you could want for a day outside. You can take a paddleboat on the lake, paddling alongside ducks and looking for fish. Take a walk through the Aviary and Botanic Gardens, play tennis, or go crazy on the playground. Liberty Park is also home to a Farmer’s Market. The best places for picnicking are beside the lake or just north of it.

Memory Grove Park

A different type of park to picnic in, because of its proximity to the Utah State Capitol Building. Memory Grove Park is a landscaped, scenic park with fountains and monuments to catch your eye. If you follow the Freedom Trail along City Creek you are sure to find several fantastic places to lay out your picnic blanket.

Red Butte Garden

A Garden made for exploration and enjoyment. As you walk among the incredible scenery you’ll stumble across hidden alcoves, benches, and picnic tables. You’ll definitely work up an appetite exploring the botanical gardens of Red Butte, but that makes it an even more perfect picnic location. At the North end of the Garden is a stunning amphitheater which frequently holds concerts for the city. Although there is an entrance fee to Red Butte, you’ll fall in love with the beauty and the thrill of finding all the secret pathways and alcoves (several of which are prime picnic spots).

Millcreek Canyon

This park offers picnic sites along a charming creek in a gorgeous canyon of the Wasatch Forest. You can choose to hike on one of the trails leading up the mountains, or picnic at the bottom with forest and stream views as well as epic mountain views. Millcreek makes the Top 5 Picnic Spots because it is usually a quiet park, not too busy, with great picnic areas. 

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