It was a sunny day with a light breeze and kids ran around with painted faces and balloon animals. The first annual Westside Arts, Food and Music Festival was in full swing. “This is our first year and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout!” said Restore North Temple Founder, Jade Sarver. “The whole purpose […]
Neighborhood Light Swap!
Salt Lake City Neighborhood “Light Swap” pilot project enables households in 84104 and 84116 to swap 5 incandescent and/or CFL bulbs for 5 LEDs—for FREE. March 14th event – Salt Lake Center for Science Education March 22nd event – 4H…
Dirt2Table: Celebrate Spring!
The preparations for the 2018 Fairpark Community Celebration of Spring and Plant Sale are underway, scheduled for May 5, 2018 at the Northwest Community Center. We are starting some varieties of peppers and tomatoes that we didn’t start last year,…
Education Corner: Tracking Education Bills
The 63rd Session of the Utah Legislature is well under way. There are many bills under consideration regarding Education. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has a bill tracker on it’s website, which can be directly accessed at: https://schools.utah.gov/file/97bec1b3-f073-4f1b-bc8e-0f19d7e6e690…
As many of you know, the Gateway Inn on 819 W. North Temple has become a center of criminal activity in our neighborhood. An article in the West View community newspaper last Fall pointed out there is a strong disparity…
Pedal in the City: Jordan Parkway Trail Finished!
A long awaited dream for Fairpark residents and bike enthusiasts all over the city has come true. Residents can now cycle the entire Jordan Parkway Trail without skirting around side streets between sections of trail. The Jordan River Trail Bridge…
Annual Community Coat Exchange
Bring a coat, take a coat: If you need a coat, come get one. If you have a coat, we know someone who can use it. Fairpark Community Council is once again partnering with Blue Sky Institute for its annual…
Ever wanted to take a bike ride, either around town or to easily navigate from place to place downtown, but either did not have your own bike or it was inoperable at the moment? Enter GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s bike share program! GREENbike started in Salt Lake City in 2013. In the first 3 seasons […]
The city of Salt Lake has several programs to help residents buy or fix their homes. So long as the property is within the Salt Lake City limits, lower income residents can benefit. Run by Housing and Neighborhood Development, there are two main programs Fairpark residents can put to use. For existing homeowners, repair options […]
Learning continued right up to the last ring of the bell for 5th and 6th grade students at Backman Elementary School, May 30-June 2. Bike Utah came to Backman as part of its Youth B.E.S.T. Program. Bike Utah has launched the Youth Bicycle Education and Safety Training Program to teach 3,000+ kids in Utah how […]
The Utah State Fairpark and the Fairpark Community Council are very excited to announce that “Best of Utah” BBQ winner, Pat’s BBQ, is opening a location directly on the fairgrounds! Pat’s has also been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! This location is currently renovating what is now known as the food court, […]
With Independence Day and Pioneer Day festivities in July, here are the restrictions on fireworks for Fairpark residents. Fireworks are allowed July 1-7 and July 21-27 from 11 AM to 11 PM, with fireworks allowed until midnight on the night of the 4th and the 24th. Be sure to place your used fireworks in a […]
This month’s featured Board member is Marin Christensen.(Click her name to read full bio.) Marin serves as an At-Large Board Member. She is a Research Associate at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and has Master of Science in Human Development and Social Policy. Marin is a member of the Utah League of Women Voters. […]
The new Fairpark Community Council Board was elected at the Annual Meeting in April. This process takes place every two years. The Board has 17 members which comprise the Executive Committee: Chair, first and second Vice-Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer. The remaining members serve as “at-large” members. All Board members serve in a variety of capacities. […]
Gardeners from all over our community, as well as from surrounding areas flocked to the event on a cool spring day. There were over 300 people who attended, and the Plant Sale sold almost 2,000 plants during the four-hour Festival. Although some needed sweaters on the cool day, the weather didn’t stop hundreds from visiting […]