Parks and Recreation

12830 S. Redwood Road
Riverton, UT  84065

(801) 208-3101 Telephone

Sheril Garn
Parks & Recreation Director

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon-Thurs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday

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Just you and I - Daddy Daughter Date Night

Come join us for our annual Valentine's Day themed night for dads and their daughters. There will be dinner, dessert, dancing, pictures and parting gifts for each girl. Best dress please!

Space is limited so register early!

Registration Opens Dec 28, 2015

   ***Registration Deadline Monday, Feb. 1st (or until full)***

   Day: Friday, February 5, 2016
   Time: 6:00-8:00pm
   Cost: $20 per couple (Father/Daughter)
            $10 each additional daughter
   Location: Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center- Auditorium, (12830 South Redwood Road)


Game Night

Riverton City is hosting a FREE game night sponsored by Fongo Bongo Games! We are in a board game renaissance due to new, innovative games. The old games like Monopoly and Sorry aren't games, just exercise in repetition and tests of your patience. Come experience modern board games with less randomness, more strategy, and choices that matter! All ages are welcome to have fun together.

   Day: Friday, February 20, 2015
   Time: 6:30-9:30pm
   Location: Riverton Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center- Auditorium, (12830 South Redwood Road)
   Cost: FREE!!


Goin' Green Recycle Day

Riverton City is offering a free recycle day! Bring all your glass, paper, electronics, and car seats that you would like to recycle. We will also have paper shredding available from 5-7pm at both locations.

   Day: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
   Time: 7am-7pm (Paper Shredding from 5-7pm)
   Cost: FREE
   Two Locations: (1) Riverton City Hall, 12830 S. 1700 W., and (2) CR Hamilton Park, 3700 W. 13800 S. 


Easter Egg Hunts

*Attention Parents: Easter Egg Hunts will be located at CR Hamilton Sports Complex, 3700 W 13800S for both 2014 & 2015

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

   CLICK HERE to see Aerial View of Teen Hunt Layout

Join us for our annual Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of candy & cash filled eggs & lots of prizes! Dress warm and bring a flashlight.

   Cost: FREE!
   Location: CR Hamilton Sports Complex, 3700 W 13800 S
   Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
   Time: 9:00pm sharp!
   Ages: 13-18 year olds

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

   CLICK HERE to see Aerial View of Children's Layout

Meet the Easter Bunny & prepare to hunt for candy, toy, and money filled Easter eggs. Dress warm and bring an Easter basket.

   Cost: FREE!
   Location: CR Hamilton Sports Complex, 3700 W 13800 S
   Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
   Time: 10:00am sharp!
   Ages: 12 & under

Spring Neighborhood Clean Up Day

Join your neighbrs in cleaning up that extra "stuff" around the house! Landfill vouchers are available at Riverton City Hall- Utilitiy Billing department during regular business hours. (Closed Weekends)

   Day: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Arbor Day Tree Planting Seminar

Come and learn the proper way to plant a tree correctly, and learn more about tree selection. Class presented by Marty Sheide & sponsored by IFA.

   Day: Saturday, April 25, 2015
   Time: 9:00am
   Cost: FREE
   Locations: Riverton City Hall west lawn


Riverton Heritage Tour

General Information:

As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration activities this year, Riverton City is hosting a “Night in the Cemetery” on Monday May 18, 2015 from 6-8 pm at the Riverton City Cemetery located on 13200 South and 1500 West.

We will feature a brief life sketch of 13 early settlers of Riverton and how they helped shape our community. Actors in period clothing will portrait these early settlers and briefly tell their story in 1st person. Families will move from actor to actor to learn about early Riverton and gain a better understanding of the lives and experiences of those who have gone before.

Refreshments will be provided.

   Day: Monday, May 18, 2015
   Time: 6:00pm 
   Cost: FREE
   Location: City Cemetary, 13200 S. 1500 W.


2015 Summer Celebrations

Information highlighting activities at Riverton's new Main Park, including the grand opening, Riverton Town Days, and more!

Click on the picture to open a PDF of the brochure.

Movies in the Park!

FREE! Bring your blankets and enjoy a summer evening with family & friends. We ask people with chairs to sit towards the back. All movies will start at DUSKweather permitting. Movies will be located on the event lawn at the Riverton City Main Park (1452 W 12600S). You can even bring some money for Food Truck Frenzy before the movie starts.

June 12 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs  **At hte Riverton IHC Hospital Lawn
July 3 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
July 10 Maleficent
July 17 Paddington
July 31 When the Game Stands Tall
August 7 Big Hero 6
August 14 Into the Woods
August 21 Million Dollar Arm
August 28 The Lego Movie
September 18 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Food Truck Frenzy

New this year!! In conjunction with movies in the park, there will be food trucks in the park starting at 6:00pm until the movie starts. Make a night of it, and come grab some dinner before the movie!

Concerts in the Park

Also new this year!! Each Sunday in August will host an array of artists presenting a one hour concert.

   Days: Sundays in August
   Time: 6:00pm 
   Cost: FREE
   Location: Riverton City Main Park, 12600 S. 1452 W.

Farmer's Market

Visit our local farmers & buy the freshest fruit and veggies available. Food vendors and craft vendors will be available as well.

   Days: Saturdays, Aug 15-Oct 17
   Time: 9am-1pm 
   Cost: FREE
   Location: Riverton City Main Park, 12600 S. 1452 W.


Volunteer Sports Day

This will be a fun-filled evening for kids to try out a new sport and/or show off their athletic abilities. Representatives from all volunteer sports organizations through the city will be running drills/games for their sport. The sports will include baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, & football. 

   Day: Monday, June 15, 2015
   Time: 6:00-8:00pm 
   Cost: FREE
   Location: CR Hamilton Sports Complex, 13800 S 3700 W 
   Ages: 4 & older

Riverton Main Park Grand Opening

The New Riverton City Park Opens with The Osmonds, Alex Boyé & Much More!

As part of the official grand-opening extravaganza for the new Riverton City Park on June 22, 2015, Riverton residents will be treated to a fantastic free event featuring The Osmonds, Alex Boyé, the Riverton Children’s Choir, the Riverton Jazz Band and additional RHS performing groups! Country Music Artist and Motivational Speaker Nathan Osmond will serve as the Master of Ceremonies on this extraordinary night, celebrating 150 years of Riverton City’s heritage and growing success.

Shuttled parking from Riverton High School throughout the event. (12476 S. Silverwolf Way)

Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. on June 22 at the new park for community members to begin experiencing the extraordinary reconstruction that includes:

·         Sand Volleyball

·         5 Acres of Open Lawn

·         Basketball Courts

·         3 Playgrounds

·         2 Tennis Courts

·         3 Exercise Stations

·         4 Pickleball Courts

·         2 Outdoor Pavilions

·         Splash Pad (Opens June 29)

·         The Old Dome Meeting Hall  Indoor Pavilion (Opens June 24)

Food vendors and special activities will be available throughout the afternoon. Then, at 7:30 p.m., attendees will want to secure their spot on the open lawn with blankets and chairs to watch the spectacular concert event, produced by O2 Productions, and view the amazing concluding fireworks display.

Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn is offering a special hotel discount! Click here for the details. 

Riverton Park Splash Pad Opening

Come over and splash around with us for the opening of the Riverton City Main Park splash pad! Enjoy a picnic in the park and fun in the sun!The first 50 people will receive a prize!

   Day: Monday, June 29, 2015
   Time: 12 noon 
   Cost: FREE
   Location: Riverton Main Park, 1452 W. 12600 S.


Town Days


Town Days will be back at the Main Park this year! Look for the Riverton Town Days Brochure in your mailbox early June.

3 Man Arena Sorting   June 25          7:00pm      Riverton Rodeo Arena     Free Spectator admission
Rodeo                       June 26 & 27  8:00pm       Riverton Rodeo Arena    $7 General Admission, Free for 3 & under     Gates open at 6:30pm
Carnival                     July 1-July 4    Times Vary  City Hall West Lawn       Tickets and Concessions sold through the Carnival
Parade                       July 3             6:30pm      Check back for route map
Fireworks                   July 4             10:00pm     Riverton Main Park         Free
Park Festivities            July 4             All day        Riverton Main Park         Most activities are free, bring money for food and vendors

NEW THIS YEAR!! Carnival Pre-Sale Tickets- 40 tickets for $20.00 (Half off regular priced tickets). Available only on June 23,24, & 25 at Riverton City Hall.

*Tickets for the RODEO will go on sale Tuesday, May 26 and can be purchased ONLINE by Clicking HERE, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office, 12830 S Redwood Rd, Office hours: M-Th 8am-6pm, F 8am-5pm, or at the arena the night of the event starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are limited, so get your tickets early!

Click the image below for Town Days brochure. 

Riverton Town Days and Parade Applications Available

   2015 vendor application by clicking HERE, or contact Bradley Dance at for more info.

   2015 parade applications by clicking HERE, or through the Calendar and Publications link located on the left side of this webpage.

   Click on the red button to the left to register for the Pickleball, Basketball, and Volleyball tournaments. 
    Click HERE for Basketball Tournament Rules, and HERE for Volleyball Tournament Rules
ATV Rodeo      

   Day: July 04, 2015
   Time: 9AM (8AM Registration) 
   Cost: FREE to watch, $8/event to participate
   Location: Riverton Rodeo Grounds (South-East corner of Main park)

UPD - Night Out Against Crime

Come support Unified Police Department in the Main City Park with the annual Night Out Against Crime event. Free activities for the whole family!

   Cost: FREE
   Location: Riverton City Main Park - 12600 S 1450 W 
   Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
   Time: 6:00-8:00pm

My Buddy and Me - Mother Son Date Night

Calling all Superheroes!!! Join us for our 2nd annual Mother & Son date night! Show off your super strength, speed, and smarts! Register now at City Hall in the Recreation Office or online. The event will be held at The Riverton City Park, 1452 W 12600 S) on Friday, August 21st , 6-8pm. Dress up like your favorite hero and be ready to save the world! Bring a blanket and stick around for the Friday Movie in the Park – “Million Dollar Arm”. 

   Day: Friday, August 21, 2015
   Time: 6:00-8:00pm
   Cost: $20 per couple (Mother/Son)
            $10 each additional son
   Location: Riverton City Main Park, 12600 S 1452 W



What's Up in Riverton - Celebration of Community

Come and meet your local businesses and Riverton City staff. All Riverton businesses are invited to come and share information about their business and give out FREE STUFF! Free hotdogs, car show, bounce house, bike rodeo (by the Unified Police Department) and more. Leave you wallets at home, everything is FREE!

   Cost: FREE
   Location: Riverton City Main Park - 1452 W 12600 S
   Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
   Time: 11:00am-2:00pm


Halloween Bash & Kids' Carnival

Halloween Bash




It's time for the annual Halloween Bash and RHS Drill Team Carnival Fundraiser! Enjoy a kid's carnival, food, and more. Back by popular demand is the Search for the Great Pumpkin with lots of "pumpkin seeds" filled with toys and candy!

New this year is the Scareodeo, Riverton's first kid-friendly spook alley in the Rodeo Arena. Experience the rodero grounds in a whole new light (or dark). Take a stroll with family and friends, keeping an eye out for the Headless Horseman, our Rodeo ghosts and goblins and a few other surproses. Fun for all ages. 

Also new is the TrollSTroll Scavenger Hunt. Find hidden prizes througout the park as you search for each clue. Fun for the whole family.

There's so much to do this year at the Halloween Bash, it has been extended into a two day party! All activities are outside, so dress warm and don't forget to bring your flashlight!

   CostRHS Drill Team Carnival Game Tickets

             Scareodeo, TrollSTroll, and Search for the Great Pumpkin are FREE!!

   Location: Riverton City Main Park, 1450 W 12600 S 
   Date: October 26 (Monday) & 27 (Tuesday), 2015
   Time: 6:00pm-7:55pm - Kids Carnival, Scareodeo, TrollSTroll, and more!
            8:00pm - Search for the Great Pumpkin


Veterans Day Program

Join us in honoring those who have served, and are currently serving, our country in the military with a performance by the Riverton Jazz Band.

   Cost: FREE
   Location: Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center, 12830 S Redwood Rd 
   Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
   Time: 6:30pm
   Ages: All ages

Candy Cane Corner


Candy Cane Corner is an annual collaboration between The Road Home, Volunteers of America, Utah and YWCA Utah. Annually, these three organizations ask the community to help them provide a holiday shopping experience for the families they serve. Riverton City is an official drop-off location. All are welcome to donate new gifts at Riverton City Hall until December 10th. 

*All items must be new and unwrapped.

They are in desperate need of clothing at Candy Cane Corner! Specifically:

  • Pants of all sizes
  • 3XL – 5XL clothing
  • Toddler clothing
  • Women’s clothing


Santa's Arrival


Here comes Santa Claus! Be there as he arrives in style on a big red fire engine. Visit Santa, enjoy crafts, wagon rides, warm scones, hot chocolate & more. Some activities will be outside, so dress warm.

    Cost: FREE!
    Ages: All ages
    Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
    New Location: Riverton City Main Park, 1452 W 12600 S


NEW Holly Days


Come join us in our new park to celebrate the holidyas & visit Santa! The park will be decorated for the festivities with lights & T'was the Night Before Christmas story. There will also be train rides, vendors, crafts, cookies, and more.

    Cost: FREE!
    Ages: All ages
    Date: December 4. 5. 7. 11. & 12
    Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
    Location: Riverton City Main Park, 1452 W 12600 S

150th Year Celebration Closing Ceremonies



Bundle up and come on over for our last city event celebrating 150 years of Riverton. We will be blowing out the birthday cake candles, burying our 2015 time capsule, and last but not least FIREWORKS!!

    Cost: FREE!
    Ages: All ages
    Date: Monday, December 14, 2015
    Time: TBA
    Location: Riverton City Main Park, 1452 W 12600 S