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JL Sorenson Recreation Center

5350 W. Main Street
Herriman, UT 84096

The JL Recreation Center will be a complete fitness & recreation facility operated by Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation. Projected to open March 2011, this 107,000 sq. ft. facility will include a wide variety of amenities and programming to serve the southwest area residents of Salt Lake County.


In June of 2006, Mayor Peter Corroon, the Salt Lake County Council and Zoo, Arts and Parks Board appropriated funds to create a recreation center in the rapidly growing southwest portion of the valley. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation and Rosecrest, a master-planned community in Herriman developed by The Sorenson Group, donated an additional $5 million, the Jordan School District donated $1 million towards the project to allow the swimming pool to be a competition pool, and Herriman City donated 15 acres for the recreation center and new county library to be built upon.

The recreation center will cost $20.5 million to construct, was designed by Edwards Daniels Architects of Salt Lake City, and will be built by Layton Construction of Sandy, Utah.

Amenities Potential Programs
Fitness Memberships
Cardio Room Day Passes
Circuit/Free Weights Event Passes
Double Gymnasium Youth Basketball
Indoor Track Land Aerobics
Aerobics Studio Racquetball
Spin Room Tournaments
Multi-Purpose Rooms Youth Volleyball
Game Lobby Spin Classes
8-Lane Lap Pool Adult Sports Leagues
Leisure Pool w/ play features

  • Diving Boards
  • Water Slides
Swim Pool

  • Water Fitness
  • Lap Swimming
  • Swim Lessons
  • Swim Teams
  • Open Swim
  • Water Polo
  • Diving
Racquetball Courts Indoor Soccer
Drop-In Child Care Youth Classes
Outdoor Soccer
Personal Training
Teen Fitness
Flag Football
Art Classes
Track & Field
Music Theater
Pre-School Sports
Sports Camps
Birthday Parties
Community Classes
Day Camps

When will the new facility be completed?

The facility is scheduled to be open in March 2011 if all goes well. Refer to the “construction update” link for updated facility completion information.

When will memberships for the new center go on sale?

Visit the temporary office located in the new Herriman Library next to the center OR call 385-468-1340. Temporary office hours Mon.-Fri. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Sat. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

What type of youth classes will be offered and who will instruct them?

We will offer a wide variety of youth classes, including Karate, Dance, Gymnastics, Ballet, Music Theater, Art, Chess, Fencing, Swim Lessons, Youth Fitness & more. All of our classes will be taught by professionals with the expertise and certifications required to instruct each specific class.

What type of youth sports will be offered?

All of our youth sports programs will be run through Salt Lake County Recreation and will include Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis, Track, Water Polo, Swim Teams and more.

What types of employment positions will be available and how do I apply to become part of the team (staff) at JL Recreation?

The JL Recreation Center will require many team (staff) members to keep the facility and all of its programs running. Positions available will include: Front Desk Attendants, Fitness Attendants, Building Attendants, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Swim Coaches, Youth Sports Specialists, Referees/Site Supervisors.

Approximately 4-6 months prior to the expected opening of the facility we will be accepting applications for the above positions. Visit the County website www.slco.org for more information regarding the acquistion & submittal of applications.

Who will be operating this facility?

JL Recreation will be operated by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, and will be directed by Program Manager, Ron Preece. You may contact Ron @ 801-253-4404 ext 7 OR rpreece@slco.org for more information. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is always looking to partner with organizations to offer services to County residents.

For more information or to follow the construction progress visit – www.recreation.slco.org/jlsorenson

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