Summit County Council approves recreation, arts, parks funding

This year 17 applications requested over $3.8 million in funding

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah —The Summit County Council approved an advisory committee’s funding recommendations for the Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) tax grant program at its meeting on Wednesday.

This year the county received 17 applications for funding. The total requested amount was over $3.8 million. Ultimately, $1,790,000 in funding recommendations were approved.

North Summit Recreation requested the largest sum at $963,098, roughly 54% of the total funds available, for facility expenses for new recreation fields. This request was denied by the committee, as North Summit Recreation has not yet spent the $1.1 million in funding awarded in 2021.

Projects from Summit County Bike Share, North Summit Recreation and Coalville City were also denied funding this year.

The Summit County Land and Natural Resources Department had the second-highest request, and will receive the largest sum of funds this cycle. The department requested $495,000, and was approved $435,847 to help fund planning documents for sustainable recreation at the 910 Cattle Ranch.

Three of Park City Municipal’s projects were approved funding, including $364,911 for Rail Trail bridges and bank stabilization, $42,570 for a robotic field painter and $26,747 for mowing/mulching equipment.

North Summit projects will receive 11% of the RAP tax grant funding this year, South Summit projects will receive 22%, Park City projects will receive 33% and Snyderville Basin projects will receive 34%.

Other projects that were approved funding this year include:

  • Coalville City– $155,000 for trailhead parking and improvements.
  • Francis City– $108,055 for phase two of Wild Willow Park.
  • Henefer Town– $50,000 to refurbish tennis courts at town park.
  • Kamas City– $15,000 for recreation-related items.
  • Mountain Trails Foundation– $250,000 for road resurfacing materials.
  • Park City High School– $33,000 for baseball/softball field improvements.
  • Peoa Recreation Special Services District– $22,000 to replace a portion of a barbed wire fence with pipe fencing.
  • South Summit School District– $110,000 to improve locker rooms and purchase a new water chemical system for pools.
  • South Summit Trails Foundation– $135,000 to fund phase two of the Oakley Trail Park.
  • Summit Community Gardens and EATS– $41,370 for three Hypar shade structures.

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