About Park City’s Rich History

Founded in 1869, Park City Utah has a rich history. Trust me, that is not just some play on words. The city was founded as a silver mining town and for much of its history that’s what it was. Chartered in 1884, the city had 10,000 residents by 1889, a thriving town for that period. It also boasted 100 saloons in that year.

There are 1,200 miles of tunnel under Park City, a throwback to the silver mining days. Flagstaff Mountain was the first miners claim in the area and the deepest tunnel runs 2600 feet.

At the last Census, Park City had a population of 8,066. The city’s 17.6 miles are protected by 24 full-time police officers and 16 part-time officers. There are 121 miles of road and 131 restaurants in Park City. There are more than 3,000 primary dwelling units with a total valuation of $4.6 billion.

Park City also hosted the winter Olympics in 2002.

These facts help show how great a community we have built here in Park City Utah. Won’t you join us!

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