Liberty Park is the oldest and most prominent park in Utah. At 80 acres (32 hectares), it is also the second-largest public park in Salt Lake City. The park first opened in 1882 and has long served as a place to escape for the city’s residents who come to exorcise, picnic, barbeque or just relax in the open green spaces.
Liberty Park’s public facilities include playgrounds, restrooms, concession stands, children's play areas, picnic areas, horseshoe pits, a swimming pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, a jogging path, seasonal amusement rides and a greenhouse. Seasonal activities include paddleboats, recreational games and various festivals. It is also a popular jogging, rollerblading and cycling location.
During the spring, summer and early fall, large crowds gather on Sundays for Drum circles that often last all day. Also located in the park is the impressive Tracy Aviary, which maintains a collection of approximately 400 birds, representing about 135 species, many of which are considered rare or endangered.