Located close to downtown Salt Lake City, the affordable Rose Park neighborhood takes its name from the area’s original developer, a gentleman who loved flowers, in particular roses. The streets in Rose Park tend to be lined with leafy trees and the homes often have grassy yards perfect for young families with children. Golf-aficionados like living in Rose Park since it features an 18-hole public course, while cyclists also enjoy living in Rose Park since it taps into the Jordan River Parkway bike trail.
Here’s just a small sampling of what else there is to do and see in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City.Parks and outdoor venues
The Rose Park neighborhood is home to at least two public parks, the primary one being Rosewood Park which boasts multi-purpose fields, a skate park and many more amenities.
Additional outdoor amenities scattered across the Rose Park neighborhood include:
Parks Family-friendly events and activities
- Community tennis courts
- Multiple soccer and baseball fields
- Large community garden
Parks Rose Park Golf Course
- Annual spring festival with plenty of food, crafts, entertainment, dancers, music, a silent auction and a 5K run
- Neighborhood community soccer matches
- Plenty of kids’ sporting events
- Events and activities at the local public library
Eminently playable for a variety of skill-levels, the 18-hole Rose Park Golf Course features well-manicured fairways and beautiful mature pine and willow trees. Designed by Mick Riley, the course opened in 1959 and features tee-lengths ranging from 5,708 yards to 6,898 yards.
Parks Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex
- Practice greens
- Chipping areas
- Driving range
- PGA-certified instructors
Among other amenities, the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) features numerous sports-fields that host a wealth of events, tournaments and everyday play. Popular sports include lacrosse, rugby, soccer and quidditch (you have to be a Harry Potter fan to understand…). The RAC also holds Special Olympics events.Parks Restaurants and eateries
In Rose Park, you’ll find several small family-owned restaurants including those that specialize in Mexican food and other ethnic cuisine.