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Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District Prepares for Winter

Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District

 When winter comes, more people workout inside, and The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District wants their indoor track to be ready.


That’s why the track will be closed for the rest of the month for improvements.  Melissa O’Brien is the district’s interim director.

"When they pulled up the old track, the surface was inconsistent," she said. "And so this particular board item was to approve an amendment to that contract to smooth that surface. So that when they put the new surface down, it will be even and there won't be some glitches."

She said the total cost to redo the track was $112,000 and the recreation district received a grant for $102,000. And it should be done by October. 

And Basin Recreation is also getting local trails clean before the winter season. 

"Well, I always think it's better now than it is after the winter, but let's just say it's been used," O'Brien said. "Our trails and our open spaces have been used a lot this summer with people not being able to be inside, everyone is outside."

O’Brien said they will clean the trails with the help of volunteers on Wednesday during their Run-a-Muk clean-up.  

And she says even though the ski season is up in the air with the COVID-19 pandemic, the rec center will still have a ski conditioning fitness program starting October 1. 


"It's going to be in the field house on the turf so you'll be able to spread out," she said. "None of us know what this ski season is going to look like. But we can at least get in shape for it."

And Basin Rec is looking for a new director. O’Brien said they received around 60 applicants from around the country; they started reviewing the applicants last Tuesday.

Jessica joins KPCW as a general assignment reporter and Sunday Weekend Edition host. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English — concentrating in film studies — and journalism. Before moving to Utah, she spent time in Atlanta, GA.
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