Pioneer Park was set aside in the earliest days of the Salt Lake Valley for community festivities. On the West side of downtown, the park gradually fell into disrepair. In the 1970s, the Park was home to many transients and had an unsavory reputation. In recent years, there has been a major effort to reinvigorate Salt Lake's West Side. The most notable change to the park has been the establishment of a weekly Farmer's Market and Crafts Market.