Basin Recreation is Monitoring COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs Answered

Community Members,

Thank you for your continued patience as we follow the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working closely with the Summit County Health Department and following its guidance as it monitors the virus. On March 25, a Stay-At-Home Joint Public Health Order (the “Order”) was issued by the Summit County Health Officer, County Council, and the Summit County Manager. Please visit HERE to view the Order in its entirety.

Basin Recreation is working hard to keep you updated on this ever-changing situation and provide relevant information for you and your family. I have highlighted a few frequently asked questions below that should provide you with more detail. As always, please reach out to us should you have any questions or concerns.

When will The Fieldhouse open?
The Order provides the closures through May 1, 2020. Under the terms of the Order, the duration will be reviewed after 14 days. At that time, Staff will follow Summit County Health Department direction concerning the opening of The Fieldhouse.

What happens with my Fieldhouse membership?
Your Fieldhouse membership will be extended based on the number of days the facility is closed to the public. If you are unable to use your extended membership due to the closure, please contact Matt Strader at mstrader@basinrecreation.org.

Are there fitness classes online that I am able to access?
We want to do everything we can to keep you active. Staff is working hard to create a fitness class page on our website where you will be able to access various fitness class videos taught by your favorite instructors. We will add new classes regularly, as well as weekly challenges, so check back HERE frequently. We will also be posting there to our Facebook and Instagram pages, so be sure to follow us.

What outdoor areas are currently closed?
Dog parks within the Snyderville Basin will be closed as of Monday, March 30, 2020. These include Run-a-Muk off leash dog area, Willow Creek dog park, Trailside dog parks, and The Woods at Parleys Lane dog park. Additionally, all play structures and play equipment, park pavilions, and the Trailside Park skate park are closed. All park and trailhead restrooms are closed. Allowed outdoor activities include walking, running, hiking and biking. Parks, athletic fields, trails, and trailheads remain open, but we ask that you not congregate in groups in those areas and practice social distancing.

What is the plan for youth, adult, and senior spring programming?
All spring programming has been postponed to May. Start dates for specific programming will be emailed out to patrons and can be viewed on our website. Summer camp registration will open on Wednesday, April 15 with the hope that summer camps will start on June 8, 2020. For specific questions regarding programming, please contact Sam Schwoebel at sam@basinrecreation.org.

How can I expect to be updated on information as the situation changes?
We will do our best to provide you with up-to-date information on this newsfeed page. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For detailed information regarding COVID-19 and Summit County, please visit HERE.

Staff is adjusting to the impacts of the pandemic and is united in prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in our community. We are working hard behind the scenes to keep you updated and proactively plan for the next season of activity. For now, we believe the most important thing we can focus on is our shared sense of responsibility to each other as one community, to keep each other safe, and follow the necessary measures as set forth by the Summit County Health Department. In the meantime, Staff will continue to explore the various ways to help people stay engaged, active, and to avoid social isolation.

Thank you for your help and understanding. Stay healthy and safe.

Brian Hanton
District Director


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stay Healthy While Recreating Outside

With the growing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has emphasized the importance of social distancing – keeping at least six feet from other individuals and pets – as well as other precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. With the recommendations and the closures of many facilities came a surge of public use of trails and parks, according to the National Recreation and Parks Association (“NRPA”).

While “the outdoors is not cancelled,” Basin Recreation wants to do its part to “flatten the curve,” and is recommending the following for patrons utilizing its parks and trails:

  • Do not use parks or trails if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If walking your dog, NRPA recommends that dogs remain on a leash at all times.
  • Please clean up after yourself. Carry out your trash and your dog’s waste to protect Basin staff.
  • Park and trailhead restrooms are closed.
  • Playgrounds are closed because there is no present guideline from the CDC on how best to manage these spaces, specifically recommended cleaning and disinfection for outdoor equipment.
  • Leaving tracks? Turn back! Be aware of changing conditions and do not use muddy trails.
  • Share trails mindfully and announce your presence as you pass.
  • Follow the CDC guidelines on personal hygiene and maintain social distancing of 6 feet from others at all times.

These precautions are consistent with the current recommendations from the CDC and the NRPA but are subject to change. Please obey all posted signage and check this newsfeed often for the most current information.


Friday, March 13, 2020

FIELDHOUSE CLOSING UNTIL MARCH 31

Following the recommendation of the Summit County Health Department, effective at 7pm tonight, March 13, 2020, Basin Recreation will be closing The Fieldhouse until March 31, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. The safety of our patrons and staff is very important to us.

All existing facility and fitness memberships will be extended accordingly. As the situation continues to change, Basin Recreation will reevaluate the closure and related pass extension as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Please stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Community Members,

As we follow the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want you to know the safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. We have been working closely with the Summit County Health Department as it monitors the virus and we recognize that information is constantly changing. In an effort to provide a resource for up-to-date Basin Recreation information, we will post here regularly.

As of March 12, 2020, we have suspended all group fitness classes until further notice. We have also postponed and/or cancelled Basin Recreation programs through the end of March. In addition, we have cancelled:

  • Indoor and outdoor facility reservations;
  • Drop-in adult sports; and
  • Toddler time.

For now, The Fieldhouse will remain open.

The cleanliness of our facilities is very important and we are increasing efforts to ensure such. Along with providing multiple cleaning stations and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout The Fieldhouse, our crews are working diligently to clean the facility. We are asking patrons to assist in maintaining a clean environment by spraying down equipment before and after use.

Please remember to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap is not available.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.

We are monitoring this ever-changing situation closely. For more information, please go to Summit County Health.

Thank you for your help and understanding.

Brian Hanton
District Director