January 2020
Pavilion Reservations

Interested in reserving a pavilion at a Salt Lake City park during 2020? Online reservations start on February 1st for the pavilion reservation season, which runs from April 13th - October 4th. Visit the link below for more information.
Current Public Lands Job Openings

Salt Lake City Public Lands is currently looking to fill a variety of exciting positions on our team:

  • Senior Parks Groundskeeper
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Part-time Botany Assistant
  • Seasonal Trails and Natural Lands Groundskeeper
  • Seasonal Social Media & Community Outreach Intern

Many additional seasonal jobs will open up within the next couple months, so keep an eye on our career page at the link below:
Nature All Around Us

Several Public Lands staff members, including our directors of Urban Forestry and Trails and Natural Lands, collaborated with the Natural History Museum of Utah to create the " Nature All Around Us " exhibit.

"Filled with immersive environments, hands-on interactives, and live animals, Nature All Around Us will engage all your senses in discovering the hidden worlds in familiar places from your backyard to Main Street. Explore the ways our daily lives are intertwined with nature—how trees cool our neighborhoods, how streams carry storm water away from our homes, and how spending time in nearby nature keeps us healthy."

The exhibit runs until May 25th. Click on the link below to learn more:
9 Line Trail Snow Removal

Our office has received questions about snow removal plans for the 9 Line Trail.

As this new section just opened, dedicated snow removal funding has not yet been adopted as part of the City budget. Without dedicated resources snow removal on this trail segment is often delayed after a storm. For the rest of winter, Trails & Natural Lands will clear snow from this segment as staff/equipment can be made available. T&NL will be requesting formal funding for 9 Line Trail maintenance as part of the FY21 budget process so that the desired level of snow removal maintenance can be reached. 
Public Lands By The Numbers

The City's Public Services Department staff has recently compiled some interesting numbers to help you understand the scope of our divisions. Some highlights are included below:

  • 1,300: Acres of natural foothill open space managed by the Trails & Natural Lands Division.
  • 71: The number of playgrounds the Parks Division owns, operates, and maintains.
  • 3,192: Public property trees pruned by the Urban Forestry Division in 2019.

In next month's newsletter, we look forward to sharing more interesting numbers with you in our 2019 annual report!