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First posted on July 29, 2022. Updated on September 2, 2022, November 8, 2022, and November 10, 2022.






Every time you spend money in Tooele City you are contributing to the Parks, Arts, & Recreation (PAR) funding that is used to fund cultural facilities, cultural organizations, and recreational facilities in Tooele City.

Tooele City voters first authorized the Tooele City PAR in the November 2004 election and reauthorized the funding in the November 2012 elections.

Voters will be given the opportunity to reauthorize the 1/10th of 1% sales tax on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The amount of tax collected is equivalent to one penny for every $10 spent.



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What are the Benefits of PAR?

♥ Skyline Park
♥ Pavilions at the Aquatic Center Park, Glen Eagles Park, Elton Park, Linear Park, Oquirrh Hills Golf Course, and Red Del Papa Park
♥ Tables and BBQ grills to upgrade parks
♥ Dock replacement at Tooele Valley Museum
♥ Playground equipment at Linear Park, Glen Eagles, Parkers Park, and Rancho Park
♥ Ballfield lighting at Red Del Papa Park
♥ Restoration of the brick on Carnegie Library
♥ Automated irrigation systems at Elton Park and Aquatic Center Park
♥ Walking path at Elton Park
♥ 12 Pickleball Courts and lighting at Elton Park
♥ New restrooms at the Aquatic Center Park and Oquirrh Hills Golf Course
♥ Dow James Building and Youth Center upgrades
♥ Tooele City Arts Council:

♥ Fridays on Vine, 4th of July, and holiday concerts
♥ Community art classes for adults and children
♥ Funding to organizations such as Tooele Arts Festival, Tooele Valley Academy of Dance and Tooele Theatre Company
♥ “Seek On” statue at Veteran’s Memorial Park

What Is PAR?  PAR is the Tooele City Parks, Arts, and Recreation program that develops and maintains cultural, artistic, and recreational opportunities in Tooele City.

How Is PAR Funded?  PAR is a 1/10th of 1% sales and use tax.  This means if you purchase a $10 pizza, only one penny goes towards PAR; or if you purchase $100 worth of groceries, only 10 cents goes towards PAR.

Every time someone spends money in Tooele City they are contributing to the Parks, Arts & Recreation (PAR) funding that is used to fund cultural facilities, cultural organizations, and parks and recreational facilities in Tooele City.

PAR is not a property tax!

Is PAR a new tax?  No! Tooele City citizens first voted to approve the Tooele City PAR tax in the November 2004 election and reauthorized the funding again in the November 2012 election.  Although this measure was voter approved twice before, state law requires that it be voted upon again in 2022.

How will PAR appear on the Ballot?  This is the language that will be written on the ballot on November 8, 2022:

How do I learn more about PAR? 

Monday with the Mayor

We held a “Monday with the Mayor” Public Information Meeting about PAR on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (90 North Main Street, Tooele).  Here is the presentation(pptx) (.pdf) and Video from that meeting.

You can also call 435-843-2104 or email

Election and Voter Registration Information is available at  If you are a registered voter, then you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.  County clerks will start mailing out ballots beginning October 18, 2022. The last day to request a mail ballot is 5 p.m. November 1, 2022.  Voter registration must be received by the county clerk before 5:00 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022. However, voters may register to vote at an early voting location or at a polling location on election Day. Please bring at least two forms of identification to the polling location.  You can also find Election information on the Tooele County Clerk’s website.


Active registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail about three weeks before the election. There are several ways to return your ballot:

      • By Dropbox – View Locations here
      • By Mail – Have it postmarked no later than November 7, 2022. However, we encourage you to use our convenient drop boxes to save the cost of a stamp!
      • Election Day – General Election – November 8, 2022
      • Vote Centers – Deseret Peak Complex & Tooele County Admin Building (basement) 7am – 8pm on Election Day
      • Early Vote – Early Voting will be held October 27th, 28th and November 3rd, 4th from 12pm – 4:30pm., in the Tooele County Clerk’s Office which is located at 47 S. Main St. #318, Tooele UT 84074