Vibe

The Hwy 40-Hwy 248 interchange has seen big changes in the past couple of decades. First came the Park City Ice Arena and National Ability Center, then the hospital and the now-defunct Utah Film Studios. All emerged on what was once farmlands, wetlands, and sagebrush. A wee patch of farmland remains, as does a chunk of native vegetation in the protected Round Valley open space, which straddles several neighborhoods. Housing in these parts is limited to family-friendly Park City Heights and the just-over-the-city-line developments lining Hwy 248 near Brown’s Canyon and skirting Jordanelle Reservoir.

Play

Hop onto the Rail Trail or enter Round Valley’s 2,100 acres of open space via the Quinn’s Trailhead. Drop by the ice rink for hockey or open skate, and step onto the soccer pitch or the baseball mound at the sports complex. There’s a playground and outdoor fitness area at Quinn’s, too. The nine-hole Outlaw Golf Club, five miles past the highway interchange in Hideout, has public tee times. Consider driving the half hour to Kamas for access to the vast Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.\

Gather

For dinner outside the city: Overlook Restaurant | For boating: Jordanelle State Park | For inclusive adventure for all abilities (and volunteer opportunities): The National Ability Center | In general: Prospector is the nearby go-to for shops and eats.

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