There’s a hot spring in Salt Lake!
Remember Wasatch Plunge on Beck Street?
How about the old Children’s Museum?
Join us in reactivating our hot spring right in the city, bringing the historic building back to life and creating a community gathering place where people of all walks of life come together—to soak, learn, heal, connect, and collaborate in new ways!
Repairs on the historic Wasatch Plunge building have started! Salt Lake City currently owns the historic building, the land, and the hot mineral water. In 2022, the city allocated 8 million dollars of a Sales Tax Bond for much needed repairs and stabilization.
Great gratitude goes to the City Council members who voted yes on this.
Please let them know how much you appreciate their YES vote. And we want to add an especially big thank you to Chris Wharton for all his hard work in championing this funding! Warm Springs is in District 3 where Councilperson Wharton serves and he’s done a great job advocating for the preservation of this local treasure.
...More Good News
1.5 million in bond money has been allocated for improvements to Warm Springs Park. That project started with a survey and other outreach done by Salt Lake City for public input. As of January 2024, they’re compiling the results of that input.
Sign up here for updates and we’ll keep you posted about the progress.
About Warm Springs
A beautiful, historic building sits empty.
Hot mineral water quietly flows from the hillside into the sewer.
A lovely, but little-used park waits for the occasional visit from a neighbor with a dog.
This is what you’ll see today if you visit 840 North 300 West in Salt Lake City.
But there’s more to know.
From the use of the springs by indigenous people, then early Mormon settlers, to the Wasatch Plunge pool so many still fondly remember, to the well-loved Children’s Museum, the area has cultivated community in unique ways for hundreds of years.
It has always served best as a gathering place.
We believe the historic Warm Springs site can be that again.
We see the potential for it to be a place that people from the neighborhood, city and surrounding area come to often and for many good reasons.
We’re hearing from the community that you want the hot springs to be reactivated for public use. You’re interested in arts, cultural and social events, educational programming, spa services, interactive history exhibits, concerts, festivals, conferences, eating together, children’s events and celebrations. We believe it’s possible to offer these things in ways that draw all ages, beliefs, abilities, economic classes and backgrounds. A place where everyone is welcome.
We understand there is no other site like this in the Intermountain West and would like to see this singular landmark honored by realizing its full potential, and in the process revitalize the neighborhood and serve the whole region.
We’ve been gathering community input for years. We’ve integrated the community’s ideas into a plan and we’re still listening. Please add your voice!
What do YOU want to see?
Take the survey.
Tomar la encuesta en español.