All about Park City, Utah
A group of prospecting soldiers stationed near Salt Lake City in 1868 struck silver in the surrounding hills of what was formally called Parley’s Park City. Subsequently, many other significant strikes followed. Word quickly spread, and adventurous prospectors flooded to the area, setting up remote camps around the mountain and turning it into a silver mining boomtown.
The new population put down their roots and quickly constructed mining shacks, schools, churches, and prospering businesses. In 1884, ‘Parley’ was dropped from the name, and Park City was finally incorporated as a town.
The town’s residents enjoyed great prosperity and established many fortunes for half a century, with more than $400 million in silver discovered. Park City attracted international fortune hunters, and by 1889, the town’s population was over 5,000. By mid-century, the city nearly became a ghost town attributing to declining silver and metal prices following two World Wars and Great Depression.
In 1963, Park City qualified for a loan from the Federal Area Redevelopment Agency to open Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons, and Park City Mountain. Deer Valley Resort opened in 1982, incorporating many of the former ski runs.
Park City Today
Today, Park City is a unique mix of the old and new and a famous and affluent resort town, with a yearly average of 4 million tourists. Sixty-four of Park City’s historic buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 1,200 miles of mining-era tunnels still wind through the surrounding mountains. Park City hosts all sorts of music festivals, film festivals and is known primarily by the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Spring Gardens Senior Living and Park City
At Spring Gardens Senior Living in Heber near Park City, we offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Your loved one receives the precise level of care needed 24 hours a day while maintaining their dignity and independence.
We understand the transition to assisted living can be unsettling. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, from residence details to financial options. We are here to help you every step of the way as you navigate this new step of life. Please visit; we think you’ll feel the difference the moment you enter the door.
Deer Valley near Spring Gardens Senior Living
Enjoy year-round activities at the beautiful Deer Valley Resort, only a twenty-mile drive from Spring Gardens Senior Living in Heber, Utah.
Deer Valley is full of endless summer activities, including ATV riding, 4-wheeling, cycling, and mountain biking. Try fly fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, or a scenic chairlift ride on the Silver Lake, Sterling, and Homestake Express. Test out your water legs river rafting, kayaking, boating, and stand-up paddleboarding at Pebble Beach.
For the snow bunnies out there, Park City is a vibrant winter destination. Don’t miss out on the ski and snowboard competitions and the world-famous Sundance Film Festival. There are bobsled rides, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and our favorite… skiing on the greatest snow on earth.
Deer Valley is the place to be regardless of the season, with numerous exciting events, family-fun activities, festivals, art exhibits, outdoor concerts, and excellent dining options.