Spring is a great time to visit Park City with kids. The snow is plentiful, the sun is often shining, and there are so many enjoyable activities to keep you busy during your entire stay.
Here are our top 10 activities to do with kids in the spring when you visit Park City:
1. Check out the Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park highlights the legacy of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. Inside, make sure to check out the free museum where you can learn all about the 2002 Olympic Games at the Winter Games Museum and all about the evolution of skiing at the Alf Engen Ski Museum.
To get a bit of an adrenaline rush, make sure to check out the winter ropes courses, where you can try a variety of high obstacle challenges. If you want to really experience what the winter Olympics is like, make sure to sign up to take a bobsled ride down the Olympic track (16+, open until April 5).
2. Learn some new tricks at Woodward Park City
Woodward Park City is the area's latest action sports hub, but there is so much more to do than just skiing here. Outside there are a couple of lifts that are focused on teaching tricks and skills for snowboarders and skiers to do in the terrain park on big jumps. There is also a massive tubing hill that you'll want to try out.
Inside, Woodward is a massive action sports complex with an indoor skatepark, ramps and foam pits, trampolines, and even an indoor parkour area. Everything here is designed to teach action sports in a safe environment with trained instructors helping you along the way. To get into Woodward, you can get a full day pass, sign up for an individual sports class, or even try out one of their camps.
3. Hit the trails for a hike
Spring hiking can be hit or miss in Park City, depending on the year (or sometimes even the day). A good rule of thumb we follow is that if there isn't snow, there's a good chance the hiking will be good. Check out this article for the best spring hikes in Park City.
4. Take a swim at the South Summit Aquatic Center
If your kids need to burn some serious energy, the South Summit Aquatic Center is the place to take them. The pool there is so much fun for kids with a waterslide, lazy river, pool climbing wall, Wibit obstacle course, and a kiddie playground. There is also a rock-climbing wall there, which is especially fun with older kids. Ages 4-17 are $5 and age 18 and older is $7, so it's a surprisingly affordable family activity.
5. See what's going on at the Library
The Park City Library is fantastic and always seems to have some kids program going on. You'll find the typical morning storytimes for baby, toddlers, and preschoolers, but in the afternoons and evenings, a lot is going on as well. Some of the top programs for kids in the afternoons are the crafternoons (a make and take craft activity), the LEGO Club, and the Books 2 Movies series, where they partner with Park City Film on select weekends to show movies that were based on books for young people.
6. Channel your artistic side at the Paint Mixer
If you're looking for something fun and unique to do indoor in Park City, the Paint Mixer is an excellent place to spend a few hours. Their painting studio has several classes where you can both create your art, or they also offer guided instruction to walk you through all the steps you need to paint your masterpiece. This is a great way to create a unique and personal souvenir from your trip to Park City that will have your personal touch.
7. Party at Park City Resort's Spring Gruv
Park City Mountain Resort's annual Spring Gruv festival goes from March 6-April 5. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a month, the entire resort celebrates the arrival of spring with a giant party. Every day features live music, and special family aprés-ski activities like s' mores and hanging out with the avalanche rescue dogs. The culmination of the Spring Gruv is the annual pond skimming contest on April 4, where contestants dress in costume and try to ski across a pond of water.
8. Ice Skate Indoor or Outdoor
If you want to expand your winter sports choices beyond the snow, make sure to give ice skating a try. With two options for skating, you can choose between skating indoors or out, depending on the weather.
The Resort Center Ice Skating Rink is a small rink located at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Its convenient location makes it a great way to finish off a ski day, or the perfect ending to a dinner out at Baja Cantina.
If you're looking for a bigger rink or the weather is urging you inside, head to the Park City Ice Arena with the family. The ice arena has a variety of programs, including drop-in-hockey sessions that the whole family can participate in.
9. Try the Park City Escape Room...if you dare
The Park City Escape Room is a great place to spend a few hours with the entire family. In each of the rooms, your group will be "locked" inside and given clues to try and escape. The challenges can get pretty tricky and will force you to work as a team as you try and work through all the puzzles that you're given. There are 4 different rooms that you can try out depending on the challenge you want, the ages of your group, and how many people you have. This is an excellent activity for the whole family since it's completely interactive and works well for all ages.
10. Enjoy Some Spring Skiing!
Any trip to Park City in the spring wouldn't be complete without some spring skiing. As soon as the days start getting longer, the ski hills in Park City take on an almost festive feel, and the excitement over the spring weather is palpable.
If you've got the kids with you, spring skiing is fantastic because you can enjoy the fun of skiing together, and the weather is usually pretty great. Although it's not uncommon to get a few big snowstorms in the spring, the temperatures are generally a bit warmer, which makes a big difference and helps kids stay happy on the mountain longer. Both Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort are scheduled to remain open until April 12, 2020, if conditions permit.