Following are a few of the ways my team and I maintain our connection with the Park City community using social media. What are your most used social media groups and pages in the Park City area? Let me know in the comments!
There are so many Facebook groups related to Park City, and the Heber & Kamas Valleys, that I can’t even begin to share all of them. And the truth is, new ones pop up all the time. I invite you to get on Facebook and start searching for pages that interest you.
How’s Parley’s Canyon? – Park City, Summit County & Wasatch County Weather — If I need to travel to Salt Lake City during a storm, I always check this page. Residents post up to the minute updates on Parley’s Canyon, often much faster than the news. Also check out Provo Canyon- Road Conditions (Wasatch County).
Park City 365 Yard Sale — When I was moving from a bigger house to a small one, I put tons of furniture on this page and it sold fast. I couldn’t believe people drove for hours to pick up various items. It’s a great place to buy and sell things. Also be sure to check out Park City Outdoor Gear Swap, Kamas Valley 24/7 Yard Sale and Heber Valley Classifieds.
Ask Park City, Ask (Heber, UT) and Kamas Valley Information Center — Have a question about a restaurant, doctor, or anything in general? Throw it on these pages and you will get an enormous amount of opinions from our local communities.
Park City Community Forum, Park City Forum, Kamas Valley Community Forum, and Heber Valley Local — A slight variation of the “ask” theme, these pages are designed for locals who want to share thoughts about their small corner of our greater community. Many of these pages get crossover between garage sale items, missing dogs, and “we’re hiring”, but I think you’ll find them useful still.
If you are new in town, there are many groups for you to check out. Park City Women’s Meet Up Group is a Facebook Group created to bring families and friends togethers. This group is specifically for events and meetups. I’m not a member as it’s designed for families with younger kids, but many people I know are members. You’ll find some good info on Women2Women: Park City, UT Newcomers and Park City Ski Buddies.
Beyond those suggestions, as I mentioned, there is a niche page for just about anything. Foodie? Try Park City Foodies. Music junkie? Check out Park City Live Music. From Park City Adult Sports to Park City Nannies and Babysitters, it’s all right there for you.
Even though some other social media platforms have more sizzle than Facebook (I’m looking at you, TikTok), I still find Facebook to be one of the most useful platforms for niche community connection. Unlike some other social media sites, Facebook Groups feel more purpose-built for members of the community to interact, versus a one-directional post that might happen to have a few comments on it.
There are many good pages on Instagram that are worth following for those new to town or who want to keep up on the latest. Get news fast with our very own KPCW and Park Record. Learn about new trails, conditions and giving opportunities on Mountain Trails Foundation, South Summit Trails Foundation and Wasatch Trails Foundation.
It is also helpful to participate in the “Nextdoor” closest to the neighborhood where you live. You can find out the craziest things on Nextdoor, from the license plate of a speeding teenager, to the location of a mama and baby moose, to the best painter or babysitter.
A longtime favorite of mine and my husband’s is when people find lost cows at the Kamas Foodtown parking lot. Somehow, the cows are always reunited with their owners via this app or the Facebook pages. This is what makes small town living so fun.