Introduction to Riverdale, Utah
Riverdale, Utah is located 3 miles SW of Ogden, Utah (center to center) and is 382 miles W of Denver, Colorado. It is in Weber County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area. The population of Riverdale is 7,656.
Riverdale was first settled in the 1850s. Daniel Burch established the first grist mill of the area in 1853 in 1853. John Taylor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the mill in 1858 and made improvements. The first postmaster of the city was John Child. Riverdale was incorporated as a town on March 4, 1946. The first President of Town Board was Mondell Bennett. Later on July 7, 1956, Riverdale gained the status of a third class city. Edwin G. Anderson was the first mayor.
Riverdale and nearby Attractions
- Schneiters Riverside Golf Course
- Roy Historical Museum
- Eccles Community Art Center
- Hill Aerospace Museum
- Great Salt Lake State Park
- Ogden Union Station Museums
Things To Do In Riverdale
Riverdale offers easy access to Ogden Union Station Museums, Roy Historical Museum, Hill Aerospace Museum, and Pioneer Village. The Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park offer amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Schneiters Riverside Golf Course and Ogden Golf & Country Club provide excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. One can also visit the Treehouse Children's Museum. The Riverdale Park, East Park, and Golden Spike Park are some of the local parks.
Flights can be availed from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Riverdale Higher Education
Weber State University, Utah State University, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College are the centers of higher education.