What if your doctor gave you a hiking regimen instead of a pill prescription? Using nature as prescription is an innovative concept that people in Salt Lake Valley can integrate into their everyday lives to help with stress, sickness, and overall well-being.


Interaction with nature is necessary for a healthy life. Whether it be a refreshing hike in the Wasatch Mountains, a stroll along the peaceful Jordan River Parkway, a picnic amidst your backyard flower garden, or a quiet moment to stare up at the majestic marshmallow clouds, Salt Lake City offers endless opportunities to connect with nature.

There are over 120 parks in Salt Lake City Valley perfect for barbeques, dog walks, meditation, ultimate frisbee games, lava tag, and much more. Some parks have organized events such as concerts and festivals, while others offer more solitude and wildlife. There is a park out there for everyone!

Visit the following websites for locations and more information on some of the parks in Salt Lake City:

Salt Lake City Parks

Salt Lake County Parks

Map of parks in Salt Lake City:

Utah also boasts FIVE national parks:

  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Bryce National Park
  • Zion National Park

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Nature Charities:

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Mountain Accord

Red Butte Garden

Take advantage of the myriad of recreational opportunities right in your backyard. RETHINK, RECONNECT AND REJUVENATE your relationship with nature!