Adventure Guide: Fun for the whole family

adventure guide W2022
(Tanzi Propst / Park Record)
(Tanzi Propst / Park Record)

AWhile the winter of Park City is the perfect setting for an abundance of fun sports in the cold season, the mountain town that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics is also proud of its off-piste offerings that are sure to delight. sure residents and visitors. .

Some of these activities include month-end art gallery walks, film screenings, nature exhibits, and educational opportunities.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP MAKE PARK CITY A DYNAMIC AND UNIQUE MOUNTAIN CITY DESTINATION.



Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic promenade, 435-658-4240, engenmuseum.org

Founded in 1989, the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation’s mission is to preserve the history of skiing in the Intermountain region. To do this, the museum continues to showcase the contributions of local athletes, winter sports icons and others who have marked the development, competition, safety, innovation and methods of winter sports education.



The museum also includes a Hall of Fame wall, historical equipment and a hall dedicated to the 2002 Olympics.


(Tanzi Propst / Park Record)

Alliance of the city of the historical park
historicparkcityutah.com

The Historic Park City Alliance is dedicated to promoting Park City’s Main Street, which features more than 200 shops, restaurants, lodges and art galleries. The city’s Holidays on Main event that takes place during the holidays includes a popular electric light parade, as well as snow globe installations on Main Street.

Kimball Art Center
1401 Kearns Boulevard, 435-649-8882, kimballartcenter.org

The Kimball Art Center offers world-class art exhibitions and educational opportunities for visitors and locals. The KAC, as it is sometimes called, inspires and connects people through art by introducing visitors to the creative process and educational programs, including art classes and artist presentations.

City film from the park
503-866-8444, parkcityfilm.org

Park City Film is a non-profit arthouse film organization that shows the best of independent, documentary, global and local films. Its mission is to create a community through cinema, and the association offers a range of screenings throughout the winter.

Park City Galleries Association
parkcitygalleryassociation.com

The Park City Gallery Association offers the Last Friday Gallery Walk on the last Friday of each month. The walks, which feature 19 participating visual art galleries, typically run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and are free and open to the public. Each gallery will have coronavirus protocols in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, and the association is asking strollers to wear masks and maintain social distancing to fight COVID.

Park city library
1255, avenue du Parc, 435-615-5600, parkcitylibrary.org

The Park City Library offers virtual and in-person programming and curbside pickup for books and activity bags. Books can be ordered by calling the library at 435-615-5600. Online programs include its Baby & Me Virtual Meetings, Music & Movement, and weekly teen meetings. In addition, the library also schedules virtual conversations and workshops with local and national authors. Supporting online programming, the library
also offers an Action Book Club action bag for curbside pickup. Another curbside pickup offer is Crafternoons 2 Go every Wednesday. Librarians assemble 45 to 50 craft kits, and people can order the kits for curbside pickup.

City Park Museum
528 Main Street, 435-649-7457, parkcityhistory.org

The Park City Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the history of Park City and historic sites of cultural significance. It does so through permanent exhibits that follow the city from its mining days in the Old West until it became an international winter sports mecca. The museum also presents traveling exhibitions in its Tozer Gallery. Additionally, the Park City Museum offers free lectures by local historians and scholars who examine the history of Park City. Visitors can make an appointment to visit the exhibit by calling 435-649-7457. During their scheduled tours, people should be prepared to experience the exhibit in a safe and socially distant manner by wearing masks and noting the hand sanitizer stations set up throughout the museum.

Summit County Library, Kimball Junction Branch
1885 W. Ute Blvd., 435-615-3900, thesummitcountylibrary.org

The Kimball Junction branch of the Summit County Library offers a range of virtual and live programming that includes online presentations – Kirsten’s Monday Morning Book Report at 10 a.m. every Monday and Story Time every Monday. Tuesdays at 10:30 am Tuesday, with Youth Services Librarian Kirsten Nilsson. The Summit County Library also hosts live screenings and meetings from the Book to Film Club.

Swaner Reserve and Ecocentre
1258 Center Drive, 435-649-1767, swanerecocenter.org

Winter is filled with wonderland adventure and fun on the Swaner Reserve and Ecocenter, whose mission is to preserve the land, educate the community on the value of nature and nurture the ecosystem and those who connect to it. An array of wildlife including elk, deer, foxes and coyotes, stoats and snowshoe hares, as well as birds of prey can be found in the 1,200-acre reserve. The public can learn more about these animals and even see them by scheduling a snowshoe excursion or by taking binoculars to the viewing platform between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. In addition to snowshoeing, the Swaner Preserve and Ecocentre offers Little Naturalist storytelling hours on various days from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. It also hosts interactive traveling exhibitions.

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