Olympus Hills Park

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TerracesTerraces (02/22/2013) Snow covered terraces on the South End of Olympus Hills Park viewed from 4500 South.

Mountain MahoganyMountain Mahogany (05/25/2013) The Mountain Mahogany is one of my favorite trees. This one stands in Olympus Hills Park looking across the Salt Lake Valley toward the Oquirrh Mountains.

Tiny FlowersTiny Flowers (05/25/2013) These tiny flowers dotted the undeveloped area of Olympus Hills Park.

Park BenchPark Bench (10/05/2017) A decorated sandstone bench at Olympus Hills Park. These benches are often donated to parks as memorials.

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Olympus Hills Park

Olympus Hills Park is a county park on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley. The Park is in the Olympus Cove area, just west of I215 (the belt route). You can access the park from the 4500 South exit on I215. On the north east corner of the park is a overpass that crosses I215 and Wasatch Boulevard.

Most of the park is covered with native vegetation including shrub oak, mountain mahogany and native grasses. The soil is sandy. The area was once covered with sand dunes. The park includes tennis courts, a baseball field, soccer field and ponds connected with a cascading stream. There is a cement walkway around the park with enough vertical relief to make for a brisk walk.

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Context: Parks - Utah

Mount Olympus (136 pictures) The park is in the foothills of Mount Olympus.

Interstate 15 (87 pictures) It is just west of the eastern leg of Salt Lake City's belt route.

The Wasatch Mountains (130 pictures) You can access the park by parking at Churchill Middle School and crossing the overpass.

Big Cottonwood Park (29 pictures) Creek Side Park is several miles West of Olympus Hills Park.

Salt Lake Parks (26 pictures) Discover other Parks in the Salt Lake Valley.

4500 South Bridge (57 pictures) This gallery shows the new 4500 South Bridge over I215.

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