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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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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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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

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

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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Basin Recreation is Updating its Strategic Plan

February 24, 2020 The long-range strategic planning of the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District ("Basin Recreation" or the "District") is a fluid, progressive process whereby Basin Recreation assesses needs and priorities, evaluates its level of service ("LOS") standards and considers policy changes. The master planning process occurs approximately every five years. The last Strategic Action Plan, completed in 2013, identified top priority projects…
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Hunting Laws Clarified

January 27, 2020 For Immediate Release Jan. 24, 2020 Park City, Summit County, DWR clarify hunting restrictions in Round Valley area after recent elk shootings. PARK CITY - In light of the frustrations expressed by some members of the community when a licensed hunter harvested a cow elk (and may have accidentally shot another) in the Round Valley open space area, Park City,…
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Why is Basin Recreation Proposing a Property Tax Revenue Increase?

November 18, 2019 Since 2004, the last time Basin Recreation requested an increase in tax revenue, the District has grown significantly. Guided by robust strategic master planning, the District has acquired over 2,100 acres of open space, developed approximately 90 miles of trail, added four dog parks and eight pickleball courts, as well as expanded The Fieldhouse twice to add fitness and gymnasium…
exciting projects at willow creek park thanks to a generous donation

Exciting Projects at Willow Creek Park Thanks to a Generous Donation

July 18, 2019 Basin Recreation's courts at Willow Creek Park are well loved and it is starting to show. While the District had budgeted for some repairs, a generous donation from the John C. Kish Foundation has allowed staff to expand the upgrade project significantly. Beginning the week of July 29, all of the courts at Willow Creek Park will be resurfaced. The…

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