2023 Partners in the Park

Partners in the Park Season is in Swing!

This year’s Partners in the Park events are under way, and we are back in West Valley this summer. We will be joining up with University of Utah Health at the Healthy Start West Valley event in August. These events provide so much fun and connection for west side residents and they continue to grow each year. This year 71 different organizations have signed up to table at the events, to share information and resources with the families who attend. We hope you’ll come and join us this summer!

Tuesday, June 13 | 6 ‐ 8 p.m. Jordan Park 1060 S 900 W
Tuesday, June 27 | 6 ‐ 8 p.m. Poplar Grove Park 750 S Emery St (1150 W)
Tuesday, July 11 | 6 ‐ 8 p.m. Parkway Park 3405 W Parkway Blvd (2700 S)
Tuesday, July 25 | 6 ‐ 8 p.m. Riverside Park 1490 W 600 N
Friday, August 4 | 3 ‐ 7 p.m. Centennial Park 5353 W 3100 S
Tuesday, August 15 | 6 ‐ 8 p.m. Constitution Park, Northwest Recreation Center 1255 W Clark Ave (300 N)

Partners in the Park – returns to the park

This year’s Partners in the Park events are in the park and in full swing, with a few exciting details to note.

  1. This year there are more organizations than ever, joining in to share a variety of resources and opportunities.
  2. We are also having our first ever West Valley City Partners in the Park on July 12th, when we’ll be at Parkway Park.
  3. Finally, this year we plan to recognize more scholarship recipients than in past years, as we’ll be inviting later recipients to join us with their families at the August event.

We hope to see you there!

Glendale Systems Mapping

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Photo of UNP-Hartland Partnership Center

An Important Message for the UNP Community

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SLC’s West Side and the Legacy of Lowell Day of Service

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Jamming with the Arts at Hartland

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Farewell, Partners in the Park. . . Until Next Summer

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Thoughts Before Parting: Sandwiches and Accordions

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The 2019 Xipetotec Graduation & Upcoming Imaginemos Latinx Summit

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U Giving Day

Today is U Giving Day! We at UNP are reaching out to our partners for additional support of the work that we all do with the west side communities of Salt Lake City. Working together reciprocally we all increase individual and family capacity, education pathways, community wellbeing, and community-engaged scholarship. 

Hartland Partnership Center

The UNP Hartland Partnership Center, located at 1578 W 1700 S in Salt Lake City.

The piece of the UNP model that we’re focusing on today is our Hartland Education Pathways. The UNP Hartland Partnership Center is an educational hub and launching point where west side youth and adults can pursue their greatest potential. The goal is for more residents to access higher education and come back to their communities as professionals and leaders. UNP brings university and community groups into the space to build relationships and offer programs in academics, health, cultural arts, social development, professional skills, and leadership development.

On this U Giving Day, please consider supporting UNP’s Hartland Education Pathways. Your gift will be match, up to $5,000, by the Scott & Betsy Thorton Family Foundation. This will double the amount of your gift, regardless of whether it’s $5 or $500. 

Please visit our U Giving Day campaign page HERE to make a gift today! 

If you are staff or faculty with the University of Utah, giving can be even simpler. With a small gift withdrawn from each paycheck, you can sustain UNP with your ongoing support. Get a Payroll Deduction Enrollment Form HERE.

Together, we can all imagine new heights for west side communities!