Close to most of Salt Lake City’s popular offices and hotels, Liberty Park is an easily accessible, and popular downtown running spot. This is the City’s second-largest public, urban park (behind Sugarhouse Park), offering 80 acres of beautifully maintained greenery. Moreover, located at the park’s perimeter, there is a fairly new 1.5 mile woodchip running path, that is both flat and very soft on the knees. The Park’s 1.3 mile inside running path is paved, and flat. There’s a small lake at the park’s southern end.
On this route, you will pass several of Salt Lake City’s well-known landmarks: the Grateful Tomato Garden, Chase Home Museum, and Tracy Aviary.
Grateful Tomato Garden: Beautiful garden includes an artesian well, a straw bale greenhouse, and a hoop house. Pumpkins, pears, apples, tomatoes, peaches, corn, strawberries, raspberries, and several herbs are regulars in this garden.
Chase Home Museum: The only museum in the country dedicated to displaying a state-owned collection of Folk art.
Tracy Aviary: Highly regarded, 8-acre aviary offeing various exhibits, shows, and encounters.
Add-Ons: Sugar House Park is 2.5 miles south east. Central city and downtown are just to the north.