Taylorsville, Utah is a city located in the center of the Salt Lake Valley. The area was first settled in 1848 by Joseph and Susanna Harker and was called the Church Farm because they were Mormon pioneer settlers. The Harkers along with eight other families worked together and brought in the first successful crop in 1851 by bringing water from the Bingham Creek to the area.
Over the years, the area thrived and is now home to 60,383 residents. It wasn’t until the late 1980s and early 1990s that the area experienced rapid growth, which led to the incorporation of the city. The residents of the area decided to incorporate the area due to its growth, insufficient law enforcement and rising cost of county-based services. In 1995, voters approved the incorporation and the city was finally incorporated in 1996.
Taylorsville has several parks and recreation facilities, including Azure Meadows Park featuring a pavilion and playground, the Jordan River Parkway Trail where visitors can enjoy a system of trails running parallel to the Jordan River, the Millrace Park that has a baseball field, soccer and football areas, pavilions, fishing pond, dog park, walking trails and a playground, and the Southridge Park, featuring five baseball fields, tennis courts, cricket, rugby, soccer, volleyball and basketball courts, a pavilion, restrooms and a playground.
In addition to these parks and rec facilities, Taylorsville offers a number of restaurants, including, the Old Spaghetti Factory, where visitors will enjoy made from scratch menu items, including oven-baked lasagna, Mizithra cheese and brown butter and ravioli. Tiburon Fine Dining provides five-star meals, impeccable service and a beautiful atmosphere to visitors. Here, you will find delicious entrees like New Zealand Elk and Atlantic Salmon. In addition to these fine dining restaurants, the area offers several local favorites, including Penny Ann’s Cafe, the Great Harvest Bread Company and Cubby’s.