May 18, 2021

Salt Lake County Marks 75 Years of Parks and Recreation with Tree Planting

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Evergreen Park in Millcreek, Mayor Jenny Wilson recognized Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation’s 75th birthday and kick off a summer-long series of commemorative celebrations. TreeUtah partnered with Ivory Homes and community volunteers to plant several new trees in the park to mark the occasion. 

Officials say the park was chosen because it was the first in what is now over 100 park spaces across the valley managed by the organization. The Evergreen Park was acquired 75 years ago on May 11, 1946, allowing Tree Utah to launch what has now grown into one of the largest parks, trails, recreation, and open space management organizations in the region.