Tanner Park and Parley's Gulch

Trail and Play Area at Tanner Park    by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody

Directions:  Take the 2300 East Street exit (Exit 171) from I-80 in south Salt Lake City.  Turn left on Heritage Way (2760 South) and go to 2700 East.  You can use the parking lots for Parley's Historic and Nature Area or for Tanner Park.

Description:  The main problem here is with dogs. Hundreds of people all day long walk their dogs and let them run loose. No reports of dog bites, but they are almost always a nuisance. There are also some interesting historical highlights of what went on in this part of the canyon in the late 1800’s.  ~ Steve Carr

Birds:  Orange-crowned, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Virginia’s warblers, Chipping Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Wood-Pewees, Gray Vireo, gnatcatchers, grosbeaks. A Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo were seen in the gulch around 1998. Wood Ducks have been known to nest here in the past. Great Horned Owls and Screech-Owls are sometimes seen or heard. Common Nighthawks have been noted.

     eBird Data:  | Parley's Gulch and Tanner Park |

Nearby: Towards town a little over a mile away is Sugarhouse Park and Hidden Hollow Natural Area.  Up Parley's Canyon is Mountain Dell Reservoir (and Washington Park) and Little Dell Reservoir.