Murray is a city located at the base of the Wasatch Front in the Salt Lake Valley. It is centrally located in the state of Utah. It received its name from governor Eli Murray. As Utah’s fourteenth largest city, Murray has approximately 50,000 residents. Murray shares borders with nearby cities such as Taylorsville, South Salt Lake, Holladay, and West Jordan. The city of Murray has its own police squad, fire station, power company, library, school district and parks, and recreation departments. Originally Murray was a heavy industrial area, but now Murray shows little evidence of a thriving industrial area. It has now been saturated by a large mercantile district.
Murray is known for its central location in Salt Lake County. It has often been called the “Hub of Salt Lake County.” The city of Murray has been designated as a tree city since 1977. This is a program where the Tree City USA program recognizes a city for its excellence in managing urban forest areas. Each year thousands of people flock to Murray Park for its beautiful wooded areas and sprawling grass. Among other reasons to visit Murray Park are their awesome sports events throughout the summer and their fun family pool.