The fun never stops in South Salt Lake! Our youth/adult sports programs and events are some of the best in the state, providing high-quality and affordable fun. At the Recreation Department, we arrange many activities for residents of all ages -- from a youth baseball club, to adult sports leagues, to the annual Senior Ball. After all, we’re a small city with big opportunities!
What We Do:
The Recreation Dept helps build community unity by providing sports programs and community events, creating a better quality of life for all our residents in South Salt Lake.
Our motto, “People, Pride and Programs”, says it best! We believe that all three “P’s” are needed to foster a stronger community in SSL. To that end, we help people meet new friends, build pride in their community and enjoy a great roster of community programs and events.
Our Department handles three main areas of recreation around South Salt Lake:
- Youth Sports
- Adult/Intramural Sports
- Community Events - Annual and one-off community events, including the Halloween Spooktacular, Santa’s Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, the Senior Ball, and Freedom Fest.
In addition to everything we do, there are many other recreational opportunities around South Salt Lake, including:
- The Columbus Center
- Central Park Community Center gym and sports fields
- County Library
- Senior Center
- Parks and trails
- Promise events and centers
- Senior Art Classes (SSL Arts Council)
We believe that providing social opportunities to all our residents helps us strengthen our community, build lasting friendships and grow as individuals. After all, “free time” is the most important time of the day!
How You Can Help:
We would love to have you join us at a city event, or participate in a recreation league. You can help build a stronger community, all while having fun with your friends and family.
Volunteers are vital to our programs and events succeeding. If you are interested in volunteer coaching for our youth sports, please call or email Dustin Permann at 801.412.3209 / Dpermann@sslc.com or Jentry Hedin at 801.412.3217 / Jhedin@sslc.com. For volunteers interested in community events, please contact Myrna Clark at 801.483.6076 / Mclark@sslc.com.
What pet-friendly activities do you offer?
-South Salt Lake is home to several wonderful walking and hiking trails where you can take your pup. Lions Park has a great dog park as well, where your dog can meet new friends and burn off some energy. Beyond that, the Jordan River is a great place to get into nature, even though you’re right in the center of a city.
How can my kids join a team sport?
-Check out our Youth Sports page, then click here to register your children for this year’s teams. We offer several sports seasons and leagues as well as school break and summer camps for certain sports.
What afterschool activities are available in South Salt Lake?
-Promise South Salt Lake runs several centers throughout the city, each of which provides engaging afterschool and summer activities. Find out more about the centers, their calendar of events and which is the closest to your home or school on the Promise SSL webpage.
What city events happen every year?
Recreation organizes amazing events each year. Check out our Calendar of Events to discover upcoming citywide fun!
How can I stay active and meet other adults and seniors?
-We run several adult sports leagues throughout the year, as well as plenty of social events that are great for meeting new friends! Check out the Adult Sports page or Contact Dustin Permann at 801.412.3209 / email@example.com or Jentry Hedin at 801.412.3217 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Public Assets (parks and facilities management)
- Community Centers
- Parks and Outdoor Rec
- Promise South Salt Lake
- South Salt Lake Arts Council
- Columbus Library
- Senior Center
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South Salt Lake Columbus Center
2531 South 400 East