Basin Rec makes Run-A-Muck safer

Last week we wrote that when Basin Rec opened up Run-A-Muck, that they made it too dangerous. They had an entry to the dog park on the east side of the road and the exit on the west side of the road. All visitors had to cross the busy road to UOP each time they …

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Run-A-Muck’s reopening has a dangerous component

Yesterday, Basin Rec reopened Run-A-Muck Dog Park. We were excited to get back. Yet after experiencing it, I’m not sure the risk-reward is worth it. For those who haven’t visited Run-A-Muck, it is a fenced dog-park that sits below the Utah Olympic Park (UOP). It covers many acres and legally permits dogs to run off-leash. …

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Park Rag’s Position on Basin Rec

With a meeting tonight by the Summit County Council on the Basin Rec Bond coming up, and the number of critical stories written over the past few weeks on the Basin Rec and the Bond, we wanted to clarify our position on the organization, bond offering, and our stories. First, we like the people at …

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When Basin Recreation Screws Up… People Notice

Anger is overflowing in parts of Jeremy Ranch. A field that many neighbors use to play soccer with their kids, let their kids run loose, and from all accounts, a good use of open space, has been converted into a small dog run. Residents are voicing concern, such as “It is a dog park and …

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How Basin Rec’s Bond Could Lead To Requiring More Growth

Note: We are writing a series of articles on the Basin Rec Bond. We feel that that the “Pro-Bond” side is getting a lot of press and wanted to provide alternate points of view. In November, Snyderville Basin residents will vote on a $25 million bond for Basin Rec. If passed, this bond will pay for …

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Why is Large Basin Rec Bond Not Divided into Smaller Bonds?

Note: We are writing a series of articles on the Basin Rec Bond. We feel that that the “Pro-Bond” side is getting a lot of press and wanted to provide alternate points of view. In November, Snyderville Basin residents will vote on a $25 million bond for Basin Rec. Basin Rec says they will use the …

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Cancer Concern on Basin Rec Fields?

Would you let your kids play on a pile of old tires at the land fill? How about the synthetic turf at the Basin Rec Fieldhouse, Quinn’s Junction, and Matt Knoop Park? Did you know that most synthetic turf uses those same recycled tires? They make up part of the crumb rubber that flies up from the …

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