Wheadon Farm Regional Park

Salt Lake County just built and opened the new Wheadon Farm Regional Park in Draper. This park has a children's play area featuring a barn theme, paved pathways, interpretive experiences, restrooms, pavilion, parking lot and a bridge over the Jordan Canal.

The Gene and Deane Wheadon farm was a working farm from the early 1900s. In 1997, Gene Wheadon generously donated the land to Utah Open Lands, a non-profit trust conservation association whose mission is to preserve and protect open space.

Salt Lake County purchased the land from Utah Open Space in 2008 and they agreed to comply with the conservation easement. In 2009, the county presented plans at a Draper City council meeting for this park, but funding fell short. In 2012, the county passed a Parks and Trails Bond, of which $6 million was designated to develop the park.

The Wheadon family wished for the park to have a "Strong farm theme" with opportunities for urban farming, recreation, relaxation, education, health and sustainability. Gene loved this land and he wanted to make sure it would be protected forever. Today, visitors have the opportunity to see the "dream" that the Wheadon family to preserve this 64-acre parcel of land. Thank you to the Wheadon family!


Address: 13965 South Bangerter Parkway

Hours:

9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Reserve Pavilion:

Since this is a Salt Lake County Park, you will need to reserve the pavilion online at: Salt Lake County Park Pavilion Rental (for 80 to 100 people).

Wheadon Farm



Amenities:


  • Large Farm-Themed Custom Playground
  • Play Barn
  • Stump-Pulling Tractor
  • Climbing Haystack
  • Hay Derrick Tire
  • Crop Circle Swings
  • Farm-Themed Rentable Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Parking Lot
  • Loop Trail System with Pedestrian Bridge over Canal
  • Hundreds of Park Trees
  • Un-Programmed Lawn Areas
  • Multipurpose Sports Field
  • Interpretive signage and activities about the history of Wheadon Farm, educating visitors about past farming practices and the modern on-site urban farming program.