National Parks and Recreation Month is a great reminder to get outside and enjoy all the experiences parks and outdoor recreation offer, especially here in Utah. Here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, our volunteer programs are aimed at creating an experience where kids have a chance to bond with an adult mentor. For some matches, a great way to do that is by getting outside and exploring together. 


Here are some ideas for Bigs to get outside with Littles this month: 



Biking is a great way to get outside, explore, and be active. Utah has so many trails you can bike on too. Here are some popular Utah trails:


Paved Bike Paths: 

  • Memory Grove 
  • Sugar House Park Loop 
  • Jordan River Parkway Trail
  • Old Mill Bike Path 



Parks are fun places to go and play with Littles. Parks are often no-cost and make for great summer activities. Many local parks also host free events that can provide fun and free entertainment. Here are some great parks to check out near Salt Lake City:

  • Liberty Park 
  • Sugarhouse park 
  • Memory Grove Park 
  • Washington Square Park  
  • Pioneer Park 


Walking and Hiking Trails to Explore 

There is so much to explore when you embark on a trail. Here is a list of popular kid-friendly hikes near Salt Lake City:

Hiking Trails:

  • Donut Falls trail- Wasatch Cache 
  • Living Room Lookout – Red Butte Canyon 
  • Lake Mary Trail- Wasatch/Uinta 
  • Grandeur Peak- Cache National Forest 


If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in Utah, consider volunteering your time as a mentor for a local child. For more information visit our website