Since 2014, we have been advocating for issues related to drugs, crime, and homeless services in Salt Lake City. Working as a community, we've seen decision makers commit to revamping homeless services, replacing the downtown shelter, and instigating Operation Rio Grande, a three-phase plan aimed to improve the supportive services for those looking to overcome homelessness in Utah.

Our mission

Make Pioneer Park and the Rio Grande Neighborhood family friendly and inviting to all 24/7. Our neighborhood is changing for the better, but we still have work to do and that is why we ask you to be a part of our coalition.

Founder’s story

Read our founder's story to find out more about why we started The Pioneer Park Coalition.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
— Albert Einstein

guiding priorities for 2018

  • Support and provide feedback to leaders and legislators to continue the momentum of Operation Rio Grande in SLC, Utah

  • Make Pioneer Park awesome by investing in park improvements and establishing a coalition to pursue a public-private partnership

  • Create a positive vision for the neighborhood and for improvements to the homeless services system

 
  Photo taken by resident of the Pioneer Park neighborhood in SLC, Utah Dane Christensen

Photo taken by resident of the Pioneer Park neighborhood in SLC, Utah Dane Christensen