The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located at Brigham Young University. The museum was opened to the public in 1978, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and maintains membership in the Natural Science Collections Alliance. Research collections of vascular and non vascular plants, invertebrate and vertebrate animals are maintained and made available to research scientists and educators. Public exhibits and educational programs are offered. Admission is free.
From Provo‘s Website:
Exchange Park is a long park that follows the Provo River and the Provo River Parkway Trail. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the river while enjoying a picnic with your family and then go on a leisurely walk along the trail.
The park has:
60 parking lot spaces
1 volleyball court
1 horseshoe pit
Drinking fountain available at restrooms
Other parks in Provo are listed here.
There is a cool painted tunnel under the road at the north end.
Utah Lake Posts:
- Lake Mountain
- Lincoln Beach
- Pelican Point
- Sandy Beach
- Utah Lake Fishing Industry
- Utah Lake Resorts
- Utah Lake State Park
- West Mountain
Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Utah. It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area. The lake’s only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake. Evaporation accounts for 42% of the outflow of the lake, which leaves the lake slightly saline. The elevation of the lake is legally at 4,489 feet above sea level. If the lake elevation goes any higher, the pumps and gates on the Jordan River are left open.(From Wikipedia)
An easy albeit steep trail runs from the east side of Provo up to the block Y on the mountain. It is a very popular hike for college students and families. From the Y you get great views of the Provo area and Utah Lake.
The Y is made of concrete that is whitewashed regularly. A nearby generator is used to light it up during special BYU activities. The block letter is 380 feet high and 180 feet wide, and is said to be the largest collegiate symbol in the United States.
The trail to the Y is well-marked and easy to hike.
Constructed in October 2001, Maeser Park is a beautiful neighborhood park. A mural painted on the wall bordering the park depicts scenes from the Provo Maeser Neighborhood area. With the park nearly completely fenced, there is a walking path circling the park if you want to take a stroll while your children are playing on the playground.