Rose Park – Salt Lake City, UT
Rose Park is often called “one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Utah”, situated in the northwest area of Salt Lake City. Its name is derived from the area’s original developer, who arranged part of the neighborhood’s streets in the shape of several roses with one of its main thoroughfares – American Beauty Drive – forming a long rose stem.
Rose Park residents enjoy, among a plethora of other draws, a very short drive to the downtown district and many recreational amenities.
Rose Park Educational Facilities
Rose Park, as a neighborhood, lies within the Salt Lake City School District and as such plays host to two elementary schools, Rose Park Elementary and Newman Elementary.
The Salt Lake Center for Science Education, a charter school within the Salt Lake City School District, occupies the building and grounds of the former Northwest Middle School which moved its address to a new, larger one outside of the neighborhood in 2009.
Things to Do – and See – in Rose Park
Known as a true “walkable neighborhood,” Rose Park has become known for its many green spaces encompassing four parks, a community garden, golf course and the Jordan River Parkway.
Most locals tout the downtown district’s main library for its awe-inspiring modern design, yet neighborhood branches each boast their own sense of charm, the Day-Riverside in particular. With shady trees, an “eco-garden” and outdoor picnic pavilion, the library is said to bring readers and nature together, while inside patrons often flock to the myriad of computer terminals connecting them to the online world.
The Utah State Fairpark traces its lineage back to 1856 when Utah pioneers of the era found themselves in a constant state of competition with their neighbors when it came to cheese, butter, fruits and vegetables – all while cheering on a horse race or two.
This gathering moved in 1902 to a new location by the river known as the Utah Fairpark, where in 2009 the fair drew 314,000 attendees during its 11-day run, its historic barns teeming with live chickens, cows, pigs and goats as well as fresh vegetables and fruits as a nod to its harvest roots.
The unique Rail Event Center pays homage to the Rail’s complex evolution, its interior elements making for a jaw-dropping experience – whether it’s the 87 stalls in the glitz-embalmed marble-endowed lobby, the high-tech kitchen or the sprawling hall and upstairs bars, the Rail has become famous for hosting big events by just-as-big names like The Leonardo and Real Salt Lake.
In summary, the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City is a great place to live because of its two public golf courses, two parks including part of the Jordan River Parkway, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, pavilions, several playgrounds, a public library and eco-garden, large community garden, small Mexican restaurants and tiendas and an annual community festival that’s held each spring and which is supposed to be the “talk of the town.”