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 the hot spring, 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.

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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 4 years. We’ve integrated the community’s ideas into a plan we presented to the city of Salt Lake in December of 2018, and we’re still listening. Please chime in!

 

GREAT NEWS!

After almost a year of working to protect Warm Springs, Salt Lake City’s consideration of the proposal for residential development there ended in the spring of 2018! Opposition is not always fun, but sometimes necessary when important things like nature, history and community are threatened.

To every one of you that signed the petition (over 3,600), shared, commented, showed up, donated time, energy, money and positive thoughts. THANK YOU! It’s all added up to a big wave of change that wouldn’t be happening without you. It’s the collective vigor of all of us that changed the direction things were going, and will keep us going.

Thank you to the members of city government who included the alliance in the conversation and for hearing the desires of the community. A big “thank you!” goes to Mayor Jackie Biskupski for opposing residential development there and to the members of the city council who have been supportive of our efforts to protect Warm Springs, especially Councilman Chris Wharton.

Also thanks go to Woodbury Corp for not pushing forward with their plan to put an apartment building at Warm Springs.

Now that the integrity of the site is no longer threatened, the REAL fun begins as we roll up our sleeves and focus entirely on creating what so many have dreaming about for so long.

What’s next?

Let’s reactivate the only hot springs in the valley, bring the historic building back to life and create a community gathering place where people of all walks of life come together—to soak in the hot springs,  learn, heal, connect, and collaborate!

 

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