Park City

Population: 8,375

Designation Year: 2021

Park City developed a long-term strategic plan that envisions Park City as a “complete community,” where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. In addition to its world famous skiing, the city is surrounded by hiking and biking trails which provide residents the chance to be active throughout the year. The city has community gardens and is home to EATS Park City, a community non-profit organization which focuses on nutrition advocacy and providing healthy food to residents. Mental health trainings, workshops, and resources are also available to residents.

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

Health-related objectives in their general plan

Utilized and implemented strategies from an existing community health needs assessment

A moderate income housing plan

Coordinated with the UDOT Move Utah Program to move active transportation planning and implementation efforts forward

Access to Healthy Food

A farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits

Provided financial incentives for a grocery store to locate in an underserved area

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

Signage for "healthy" parking spots at city/town facilities

Conducted a walkability audit

Connected walking and biking trails

Provided guidance on joint-use agreements for facilities in their community that can be used for physical activity

An active transportation plan

An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights

Wayfinding signage that promotes active transportation

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

Promoted the use of the SafeUT app in schools and other community centers

Medication disposal services, locations, or programs

Gun locks available for free for community members