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Pioneer Park in St. George (with Dixie Rock)

One of the most fabulous and FREE places to visit in St. George is Pioneer Park. It is amazing – but it definitely isn’t your typical park.

There is NO grass or playgrounds.

BUT the entire 52 acre park is a natural playground full of exploring fun.

pioneer park in st george

Pioneer Park in St George has easy, medium and difficult hikes for all ranges and ages.

What is Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock?

This rustic community park is a rock climber’s paradise – both expert and beginner. You can stay close to the parking lot and still climb several rocks or you can hike and venture out of find a Boy Scout Cave, historical pioneer cabin, slot canyons and a connection in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

Dixie Rock at Pioneer Park in St George

One the other side of this rock, the word Dixie overlooks St George. It is a fun and easy hike will steps and a bridge – even though it looks difficult from most of the angles.

Dixie Rock (which is a big red rock with DIXIE written on it and also called Sugarloaf) can be climbed and gives beautiful views of downtown, the St. George Temple, Zions National Park, White Dome and even to Arizona.

Dixie Rock (which is a big red rock with DIXIE written on it and also called Sugarloaf) can be climbed and gives beautiful vies of downtown, the St. George Temple, Zions National Park, White Dome and even to Arizona. 

View of St. George temple and downtown from Dixie Rock.

 

This park has a large trellis pavilion with two barbecues and fire ring, several smaller picnic areas with tables, two with metal trellis pavilions, and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater.  Bathrooms are close to the parking area too.

Pavillion at pioneer park in st george

The pavillions are spread out and some have spectacular views

What Do I Bring to Pioneer Park

Where is Pioneer Park (Dixie Rock)?

240 Red Hills Parkway St George Utah

 

There are several areas to park. Any parking spot works because you can start to hike anywhere!

Parking at pioneer park

 

What do you love most about Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock?

Kiwanis Park in Pleasant Grove

Kiwanis Park in Pleasant Grove is a great park. Even though there is not a playground or splash pad, it provides a great gathering place. It is a more wooded park, but that also means that it has more shade from the summer heat.

Kiwanis Park

Why Kiwanis Park?

First, it is the trailhead for several hikes – the Hike to the G and Battle Creek Falls.

Second, it has a great pavilion. The pavilion is large and can hold a huge party!

kiwanis park pavillion




I love the fire pit! It is just around the corner from the pavilion.

kiwanis park fire pit

And the big open spaces are great for frisbee or a small soccer or football game.

kiwanis park

There is also has a monument for Battle Creek. The creek is sometimes dry and the entrance to the park is a bridge over the creek, but the history is neat!

Battle Creek Monument

Where is Kiwanis Park?

The park is at the east end of 200 South in Pleasant Grove Utah. It is at the base of the mountain and is quite simple to find.

Have a great time at Kiwanis Park!

And for some fun, you can check out this blog that tells the haunted legend of the park.