Draper City Park in Draper UT has something for everyone. They recently opened a massive all-abilities playground that goes way beyond ADA standards.
The new Unity playground has colossal towers that are close to forty feet tall and several long steep tunnels slides kids will love.
The park also has baseball/softball fields and picnic pavilions. You can rent the pavilions for a half day or full day. Check this out!
Tree of Life Playground
Draper City Park is known for its epic Tree of Life display that turns on at the beginning of December each year. This year, the park has added a massive all-abilities playground that will be a great destination for families with special needs children. The equipment includes a huge metal slide with double-wide ramps that eliminate static electricity that can negatively impact cochlear implants.
The weeping willow is inspired by a story in the Book of Mormon where Lehi has a dream of a tree called the Tree of Life. The lights will remain up through the first Sunday in January. The Tree of Life is open to the public 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM each night. The Lights are free to visit but donations are encouraged.
Draper City Park now has a massive all-abilities playground. The $1.6 million playground goes far beyond basic ADA standards and provides play opportunities for children with mobility, emotional, neurological, and intellectual needs.
The playground features two colossal towers that are close to forty feet tall and several long slides. The playground is also home to a merry-go-round and multiple sensory-focused play areas.
The park offers plenty of parking and is a short walk from the Draper Town Center. It is also accessible by public transportation on Salt Lake City to Draper Tram. The tram trip takes around 38 minutes and is operated by Utah Transit Authority. There are also several other options for getting to the park, including bus and bike paths.
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Draper City Park will soon be home to a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. The monuments, first erected by Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, are designed to remember families who have lost loved ones in military service. A family can be a mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, or child of a deceased service member.
The monuments, which are two-sided and made from black granite, feature scenes that portray the homeland, family, and patriotism. The foundation has helped to establish 61 monuments in 48 states and the territory of Guam.
In the case of the Draper City Monument, it will join those in Sandy, South Jordan, North Ogden, and St. George, Utah. The monument will be located in Historic Town Square and is expected to be completed in August. Check it out here.
Draper City Park is an awesome destination for kids and adults alike. It features playgrounds, baseball/softball fields, picnic areas, and access to the Porter Rockwell Trail. This park also houses a pond that is home to popular catches like green sunfish and bluegills.
Located at 12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, this aquarium is an excellent place to get up close and personal with apex predators and exotic fishes. The facility has artificial habitats that mimic Asian rainforests, South American Rainforests, Antarctica, and the ocean.
Located in the Draper Peaks Shopping Center, this burger joint serves up mouthwatering half-pound burgers topped with cheese and pastrami. It has a cozy ambiance and comfortable seating that makes it an ideal spot to grab a quick bite. You can even pair it with refreshing shakes to make the experience complete.
The City of Draper maintains 42 parks and 100 miles of trails. Many of the parks have outdoor pavilions that can be reserved for parties or events. Online reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance for half-day blocks Monday-Thursday and all day Friday – Sunday at the North and South Pavilions. The rental fee includes a $25 refundable cleaning deposit. Amplified sound, private attractions (like bounce houses, water slides, and dunk tanks), and gambling are not permitted in City parks.
The South Pavilion has tables that will seat approximately 120 people and there is a fire pit located nearby. The North Pavilion will seat 240 people at 24 tables. Both pavilions have electricity and lighting. Restrooms are located near both pavilions. Check this out!
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