Provo Canyon Utah is sprinkled with scenic parks between its western mouth and the Sundance Resort turn-off. The parks in Provo Canyon are owned and operated by a variety of entities including by Provo City, Orem City, and Utah County. Most parks allow access to the Provo River for fishing, playing, or relaxation. Some parks also act as trail-heads for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding into the Uinta National Forest.
Parks in Provo Canyon offer the opportunity for groups to meet in an outdoor setting with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. All parks have pavilions which may be reserved for a fee. Most offer BBQs, power, and running-water restrooms. The parks include:
Big Springs Park: This is the last park in the string of parks located along the Provo River corridor. Its four manicured acres are covered with grass and trees and has plenty of parking. Big Springs Park serves as a trail-head for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorcycling on the adjacent National Forest land, including the Great Western Trail. It is a popular spot for group meetings, end-of-school-year outings, astronomy clubs, and family gatherings because of its large pavilions, shade trees, and green grass.
Bridal Veil Falls Park: Bridal Veil Park has picnic tables with barbecue grills, plenty of parking (in a couple of parking lots), as well as grassy picnic spots. The park is peppered with large mature trees for cool shade and climbing fun, yet there are enough large lawn space to toss around a ball or Frisbee. Bridal Veil Park sits next to the Provo River and is a short walk down the paved Provo River Parkway Trail to Bridal Veil Falls, a national treasure that is frequently recognized as one of America’s Top 100 water falls.
Canyon Glen Park:Canyon Glen Park might be the most diverse park in Provo Canyon. This four-acre park is a popular group site because of the large play field, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and play-sets for children. There is…