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Kearns, Utah is a township located in Salt Lake County and named for U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns. It is found close to highways 68, 111, 154 and 201. In the year 2000, Kearns had a population of 33,659. Residents have access to eleven elementary schools, two junior high schools and one senior school. They also enjoy 4-H activities, historic landmarks, one fitness center, one library, one recreation center, one senior citizen center and the South Valley Regional Airport. Kearns also enjoys an annual parade at the Kearns Hometown Days celebration, which has been around since the 1950s. It is followed by the Kearns Hometown Night. There is also a Taste of Kearns, an Easter egg hunt, a holiday Festival, Neighbor to Neighbor and a Miss Kearns Pageant. Residents also assist in keeping crime statistics lower by going on patrol! Visiting sports enthusiasts might want to visit The Utah Olympic Oval as it played a part in the 2002 Winter Olympics. It provides the fastest ice surface the world over. This Oval is still being used for competition events and ice skating. There is also a new skate park, slated for a 2010 opening that has grind ledges, steps, rails, a flat bar, a radial edge, a hubba ledge, corner steps and a flow bowl. The weary traveler will find plenty of churches, recreational outlets, hotels and motels. There are also campgrounds located in Salt Lake City.