Rose Park is a neighborhood located in the northwest area of Salt Lake City and is among the most ethnically diverse areas in Utah. Its name comes from the area's original developer, who arranged part of the area's streets in the shape of several roses, with one of its main streets, American Beauty Drive, acting as a long rose stem. This area's original roof shingles were red or green and its street names all feature rose varieties. Rose Park residents enjoy a very short commute (less than 5 minutes) to downtown and many recreational amenities such as the Jordan River Parkway and the Rose Park Golf Course.
The Rose Park community is very small. It is defined as west of 900 West, north of 600 North, and east of the Jordan River. Rose Park extends north to the city limits and the shared county line of Salt Lake and Davis Counties. Although the boundaries are often disputed by those who live there, the original boundaries of the historic Rose Park development are easy to identify by four signs (as shown above) which generally mark the four corners of the original neighborhood. It's also easy to identify by paying close attention to style of 1950s-era home construction in that neighborhood. There are many who live west of Redwood Road who claim to be from Rose Park.