City of South Salt Lake

Population: 25,582

Designation Year: 2021

The City of South Salt Lake works to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to be physically active. A new park and all-abilities playground was build with visitors from a nearby senior center in mind. South Salt Lake offers recreation and fitness programs on a sliding fee scale and the FreeBikes4Kids program provides bicycles to families regardless of income. South Salt Lake addresses access to healthy food through community gardens, a farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits, and a mobile food pantry. Free mental health services are provided at fourteen community sites located throughout the city.

Strategies Selected

Collaboration

A relationship with the local health department

A resource page on their website to assist in accessing healthy foods, physical activity, and mental health resources

A moderate income housing plan

Access to Healthy Food

A farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits

A community garden

Active Living

A written guideline that promotes active transportation/physical activity for city employees

Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children

Connected walking and biking trails

An active transportation plan

An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights

Mental Health

Offered Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings

At least one evidence-based program or inititiative that provides education, awareness, and training to community members around mental health

Medication disposal services, locations, or programs