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Friends of Utah State Parks

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What We Do


Small Project Grant Program

With support from our sponsors, donations, memberships and funds received from community support programs (including Smiths Reward Program and Amazon Smile), Friends of Utah State Parks initiated our Small Project Grant Program in 2015. Since then FUSP has awarded several grants for park projects, educational resources or interpretative programs.

For more information about Small Project Grants for Utah state parks, please contact an FUSP board member.

FUSP grant application (pdf) (Application deadline March 31, 2019)

Tree Planting Initiative

In 2019, the Friends of Utah State Parks expanded the grant program to include a Tree Initiative Program to help restore and enhance Utah State Park campgrounds, beaches, and parks. With a donation from Wild Tribute, we were able to award five parks to plant 50 new trees!

With the support of our sponsors, members, community support programs, and donations, it is our goal to continue to provide matching grant to provide 50 new trees per year.

Make a donation directly to the Tree Planting Initiative here.

2018 Grant Awards

  • Willard Bay State Park ($500)
    Entrance signs and dam/reservoir interpretive signs.
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Sand ($500)
  • Update sand collection display in Visitor’s Center, two area maps, and information kiosks.
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park ($500)
    Replace light fixtures and shields necessary to comply with Lightscape Management requirements to become a International Dark Sky Park.
  • Dead Horse Point State Park ($500)
    Trail markers on to keep visitors on the trails and reduce resource damage from the creation of social trails.
  • Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ($500)
    Marketing and promotion of the third annual Frontier Folklife Festival
  • Great Salt Lake State Park ($500)
    Park entrance and visitor center maps and interpretive signage.
  • Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation ($500)
    Planting of trees in campgrounds where there is limited shade
  • Deer Creek State Park ($500)
    Redesign and restripe Sailboat Beach parking lot for easier access and more parking.

Friends of Utah State Parks

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P.O. Box 150196   Ogden, UT 84415

Friends of Utah State Parks" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Utah, P.O. Box 150196, Ogden, UT 84415

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