1260 W 5050 S, Riverdale, UT 84405

Golden Spike park is a large park a few streets away from Riverdale Road, just past Target, nestled in a small neighborhood. It is easy to navigate to the park with well labeled turn signs directing you to the park. 

This park has a lot to offer including two separate play structures for the 2-5 year and the 5-12 year age groups (very similar to Riverdale Park), swings, a rock climbing wall, two baseball diamond and bleachers, sand volleyball court, concrete walking path, covered pavilion with tables and garbage cans and restrooms. 

The playground is large and has a woodchip base. There is wheelchair access from the parking lot to the concrete track but no concrete path to get directly to the playground (you have to go through grass). Unlike some parks, the playground is level with the grass and does not have a raised edge separating the bark from the grass. 

I especially like the small separate play structure for kids 2-5 years old. It has 3 different small slides, a tunnel, a fire engine panel with steering wheel, curved walkway that gives the illusion of danger, climbing panel (4 foot) and a set of stairs with hand rails for stability. 

There is also a bigger play structure for 5-12 year olds with a bridge, monkey bars, taller slides and lots of different ways to climb on. 

There is also a small set of 2 regular swings in good condition. They are the older style of swings with a rigid plastic seats. 

Next to the swings and behind the 2-5 play structure is a tall rock wall for climbing. There are lots of hand/foot holds on both sides and a peek through hole. 

Outside the playground there are two baseball diamonds with bleachers, large grassy area, restroom building (open April-Sept) and covered pavilion with picnic tables and a garbage can. 

There is also a large parking lot with plenty of parking both handicap accessible and regular stalls. In the back of the parking lot there are 2 basketball hoops that look like people in the neighborhood brought in (on wheels with weighted bases and not concreted in permanently). 

The concrete walking/bike track circles the park and is 0.41 miles/lap. I like that the track does not intersect with the parking lot and the park is flat, making it easy to see the entire track from the playground if you have older kids riding bikes around the park. 

As you enter/exit the park next to the sign with the park rules and hours there is a small free little library, bike racks and complimentary dog bags to pick up after your dog. 


- in quiet neighborhood 

- large playground with 2 separate play structures for different ages

- swings

- large walking/biking trail that circles the playground and has good line of sight 

- 2 park benches surrounding playground (1 shaded by mature trees some of the day)

- restrooms close to playground (open April- September)

- covered pavilion with picnic tables close to playground

- large parking lot with plenty of parking


- no toddler or adaptive swings

- playground not wheelchair accessible or any inclusive elements

- can be noisy with lots of airplanes from nearby flight path

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