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.


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…

Basin Recreation is Monitoring COVID-19

November 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 OPERATIONAL CHANGES FOLLOWING STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 2020-25 On November 9, Basin Recreation postponed all youth, adult, and senior recreation programming and fitness classes through November 29. We did so with cautious optimism that COVID-19 numbers would drop and state and local orders would permit us to resume programming. On November 20, 2020, the Utah Department…

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…

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…

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…

Goat Grazing in Open Space Areas

July 13, 2020 Goats to Graze Open Space for Weed Management and Wildfire Safety 4 Leaf Ranch to help with Basin Recreation vegetation management Back by popular demand, goats will begin grazing on two of Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District's ("Basin Recreation") properties in efforts to manage vegetation, mitigate weeds and, new this year, reduce wildfire risk. Goat grazing is an efficient and…

The Future of our Trails

June 23, 2020 For over 20 years, Basin Recreation has provided trail experiences in the Snyderville Basin area. The District has built and/or maintains over 170 miles of trails and works with Summit County, the state of Utah, various land trusts, and other local organizations on the planning, maintenance, and management of the trail system. We feel proud to offer a collection of…

Provide Your Input on Basin Recreation’s Strategic Action Plan

June 10, 2020 This spring, Basin Recreation worked diligently on the update to its Strategic Action Plan. The District regularly reviews its long-range strategic planning documents to ensure residents' needs and desires for recreation facilities and programs are met and that resources are properly prioritized. While systematic in its approach, public input on the draft plan is invaluable in establishing direction for the…


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