SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — On Monday, the Summit County Council approved the funding recommendations from the Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax Recreation Committee.
The citizens of Summit County voted and passed a ballot measure in 2000 to implement a one-tenth percent (0.10%) sales tax in Summit County for the purpose of funding arts and recreation programs.
Available RAP Tax funds are split 50% to the Arts and 50% to Recreation and Parks with area funding to approximately follow the population distribution of 48% to the Snyderville Basin, 21 % to Park City, 13% to North Summit and 18% to South Summit.
Where the new money is going:
- $500,000 to Park City Municipal for the purpose of widening and improving the Rail Trail from Quinn’s Junction to Richardson Flat.
- $132,121 for new, paved parking lots at Run-A-Muk Dog Park, and added bathrooms.
- $80,870 to the Park City Ice Arena, for the upgrade of the arena’s dehumidification system.
- $1,094,193 for a new 68-acre park in the Snyderville Bason that will consist of two turf fields.
- $1,358,763 for a new playground at Willow Creek Park.
- $720,000 for Willow Creek Pond, to replace the water system.
- North Summit Recreation is receiving $1,100,000 for a new sports complex at Beacon Hill Park.
“This project represents a major step forward in community recreation opportunities for the North Summit Area,” North Summit Recreation Special Service District General Manager Amanda Pace said. “Our residents have dreamed of these facilities for years. Now we can make them a reality. We are grateful for the collaboration and support of Summit County and the RAP Tax Recreation Committee to make this possible.”
Along with the improvements to the county fairgrounds, the North Summit proposal includes:
- Two artificial turf softball fields.
- An artificial turf soccer/multipurpose field.
- New scoreboards and fencing for fields.
- Pickleball courts and a basketball court.
- Field bleachers, concessions facilities, and a storage building at the North Summit Recreation property.