Basin Rec to develop a new 10-acre park

PARK CITY, Utah. — Snyderville Basin Recreation District (Basin Rec.) is building a new community park in Summit County.

Ben Liegert, Basin Rec. Parks Manager said, “Basin Recreation is excited to provide another great park for the community! Highlighted in the District’s 2020 Strategic Action Plan, multipurpose outdoor fields were identified as the top outdoor priority need in the community and staff is thrilled to be able to develop this 10-acre park.”

Liegert wrote in a statement that, due to the property’s proximity to the existing Trailside Park, the area always appealed to the District. Staff will be able to program and maintain the park utilizing existing District infrastructure and equipment. Basin Recreation staff works closely with Park City School District. As part of the park’s design, a transportation trail was added to allow students to walk/bike to school rather than utilize the existing trail along the road. Staff believes this is a great benefit to the neighborhood and students/faculty of Trailside Elementary.

The park is similar in size to Matt Knoop Park, which included the District’s first artificial turf field. Staff will be able to program sports practices/games and fitness class options throughout the spring and fall due to the artificial turf. The park includes two multipurpose fields, two pavilions, 127 parking stalls, and a restroom.

“Currently, there is no plan to extend Silver Sage Drive or Mountain View Drive. Basin Rec. staff hopes to start groundwork this year, with the majority of construction completed in 2022,” wrote Liegert.

This blank slate is slated for a new community park.
This blank slate is slated for a new community park. Photo: Michele Roepke

At one point, the area was slated for residential development. In 2019, the District acquired the 68.52-acre parcel through a generous Transient Room Tax Grant from Summit County. 

As part of the due diligence for this project, the District engaged consultants to prepare (1) a baseline study to evaluate soil types, ecosystem types, plant community, and wildlife habitat on the property; (2) a traffic study to analyze traffic flow in the area; and (3) an Aquatic Resources report. More info



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