The best part of the trip was the Children’s Garden Area. Big E and little g loved the kid sized house, complete with tree trunk seats. A sandbox, lizard statues and kid friendly displays on vegetable gardening were fun to play in and around.
We spent most of our time in the water, however. Red Butte Gardens boasts a rattlesnake fountain splash pad that was perfect for spontaneous soaking. Tots can travel inside the rattlesnake tunnel (a trellis with creeping plants covering the top) through to the snake’s head, complete with fangs and a flickering tongue fountain.
I had never been to Red Butte Gardens before, so I didn’t know this splash pad even existed. If I had, I would’ve come better prepared; Big E ended up riding home in his soaking wet jeans.
The outing was a fun one, but probably not worth the general admission price of $10 for adults, $6 for children. If you enjoy exploring the local flora I would suggest an annual pass, or become a University of Utah student since they get in for free.
Red Butte Gardens:
Difficulty: Easy, paved trails are stroller accessible
Tips: Don’t forget a water bottle, sun screen and a camera. The place is truly beautiful.