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When something exciting happens in our world, we like to share it! We believe strongly in transparency and we utilize many outlets to get information to you – radio, TV, social media, the e-Newsletter and the website. We hope that you check back periodically to see what is happening with Basin Recreation.

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Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project

August 20, 2021 Basin Recreation continues final year of project to promote forest health and reduce fuel loads A public meeting and site visit will be held on August 23, 2021, at 5:30pm MST at the Matterhorn Terrace (Over Easy Trail) parking area in Summit Park to discuss Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District's (the "District") plans to continue the forest health and fuels…
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Access Improvement Planning

March 29, 2021 Beginning in October 2019, Summit County and Basin Recreation convened a group of partner agencies to address congestion issues at trailheads. The group's objective was to develop approaches to address the congestion challenges with input from the public. In June 2020, Basin Recreation and Summit County hosted a public forum called The Future of Trails to present preliminary strategies developed…
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Basin Recreation is Monitoring COVID-19

March 18, 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021 UPDATED FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS AT THE FIELDHOUSE For the past several months, Basin Recreation has made the internal decision to require face coverings at all times in The Fieldhouse. We acknowledge that such decision went beyond the requirements that exempt strenuous exercise. We made the decision to support the community's efforts to stop the spread of…
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National Wildfire Mitigation Award

February 26, 2021 2021 National Wildfire Mitigation Award Basin Recreation is excited to have been awarded a 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Award. The award was established in 2014 by the National Association of State Foresters, National Fire Protection Association, USDA Forest Service, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs in an effort to recognize the wildfire mitigation programs and projects that are making a…
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Basin Recreation Hires New Director

December 2, 2020 The Summit County Council and the Administrative Control Board of the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District ("Basin Recreation" or the "District") are pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Jones as Basin Recreation's new District Director. Dana joins the District after a 28-year career with California State Parks. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Outdoor Recreation…
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New Community Park Open House

November 5, 2020 Basin Recreation is happy to present the concept for its latest community park situated adjacent to Trailside Park. The project is located on the northeast corner of Silver Creek Parkway and Trailside Drive, on a 68.52-acre parcel owned by the District. The property was purchased in 2019 with grant funds from Summit County's Transient Room Tax. In 2021, Basin Recreation…
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Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project

August 17, 2020 A virtual public meeting will be held on August 27, 2020 at 6pm MST to discuss Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District's (the "District") plans to begin a multi-year forest health and fuels reduction project in the Summit Park area. Visit HERE for information on how to join the public meeting and submit public comments. Comments will be collected from August…
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Trailhead Parking Regulations are Changing

July 17, 2020 Basin Recreation works hard to provide high quality trail experiences to the entire Snyderville Basin community. The popularity of the system means that residents near trailheads deal most directly with the results of its success. Residents near Rob's Trailhead and in Summit Park have reported a range of impacts related to the high volume of trail use. There have been…

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