Parks & Recreation
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Creating a Sustainable Community through People, Parks, and Programs
FROM THE SHADY picnic areas of Adams Park to the exciting terrain of the Logan Skate Park to the refreshing water at the Logan Aquatic Center, the Logan Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone. Our purpose is to serve the leisure and recreational needs of the community. Five divisions help us accomplish our objective of creating quality life-long experiences for men, women, and children. These divisions are Administration, Cemetery, Golf Course, Parks and Trails, and Recreation.
The Logan Parks and Recreation Department Leisure Guide 2023—Spring and Summer.
Bonneville Shoreline Trail 2022 Status Report
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first completed 2-mile segment in 2022. Since then, almost 150 miles of trail have been built through the cooperation of dozens of cities, 5 counties, the State of Utah, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, state legislators, members of the U.S. Congress, many non-profit groups, and hundreds of trail enthusiasts. Just in the past two years, over 30 miles have been added to the BST! Yet we have a long way to go to complete the planned extent of the BST that now reaches over 300 miles.
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee is the leading non-profit organization supporting the development of the BST. As we prepare for the extension of the trail in the near term (at least 12 miles are slated for completion in 2023) and the long term, we have prepared a Year-End 2022 BST Status Report that documents the current state of each segment of the trail, highlighting the dozens of recent projects to extend and improve the BST. This report was written by Brandon Plewe and John Knoblock of the BST Committee, based on our extensive field work and reports from stakeholders along the entire trail, including the Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation. You can view the report at https://www.
Along with the written report, we have created a wall map that shows the current and planned extent of the trail in a panorama of its urban-wilderness landscape. You can purchase a copy from http://bit.ly/bstmap2022. Half of the proceeds will go into a fund for trail markers to place along the trail.
Thank you for your continued interest and support of this important trail,
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee
Logan Parks and Recreation is NOW hiring!
Come work for us! Apply online at https://loganutah.
Trail Counts in Cache County
Check out the new StoryMap! Trail counts-data summary of approximate trail usage throughout Cache County. https://bit.ly/CacheCountyTrailCounts #loganutah #WeAreParksAndRec #partnerships
Step It Up Program
Join us for a chance to get in shape while earning incentive awards. For every 100 miles you walk, you can receive either 3 one day passes to the Logan Aquatic Center or 5 one day passes to the Logan Community Recreation Center. This program promotes healthy, active lifestyles, and well-being for members of our community through walking, jogging, and running. Participants must be 7 years or older to participate. You can earn rewards for up to 300 miles per year.
Register online at pr.loganutah.org
Parks Matrix showing where dogs are allowed and where they are not allowed within the Logan City Parks system
Parks and Recreation Department Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation
City of Logan Parks and Recreation Department
Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation
Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community
Logan, Utah, October 1. 2019 – Today, City of Logan Parks and Recreation Department joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.
CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.
As part of the accreditation process, City of Logan Parks and Recreation Department had to demonstrate compliance with 151 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. Often the process helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into higher quality service and operation to benefit the community.
"I congratulate our City's Parks and Recreation Department on their accomplishment to earn accreditation status from the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This is a great achievement for staff that benefits the residents we serve." - Holly H. Daines, Logan City Mayor
The process for accreditation involves a formal application, self-assessments, a site visit by a team of trained visitors that results in a written report, and a hearing with the commission to grant accreditation. Once accredited, the agency must uphold the standards by submitting an annual report and is reviewed again in five years.
The Commission is comprised of representatives from NRPA, the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials, the International City/County Management Association, the Academy for Leisure Sciences, the Armed Forces Recreation Network and the Council of State Executive Directors.
For more information about CAPRA accreditation, visit www.nrpa.org/CAPRA.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.
Logan Parks and Recreation Department Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Core Values
CITY OF LOGAN MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the City of Logan is to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Logan.
The Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to fulfilling the City’s mission statement.
DEPARTMENT VISION STATEMENT:
We create quality life-long experiences for all.
DEPARTMENT CORE VALUES:
Safe and Clean Parks and Facilities
Attention to Citizen Input
Stewardship of City-Owned Spaces
Partnerships and Alliances
Management of City Resources
Access for All
Cache Valley's Healthy Living Handbook
Cache Valley is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. Cache Valley's Healthy Living Handbook was created to help individuals, friends, and families that are new or experienced to the valley find not only fun, wholesome, recreational activities, but also local farms and a variety of locations to get locally produced items. The guide is divided into the following sections: Parks, Public Lands, Trails, Recreation Facilites, and Local Foods. Enjoy!
Logan City Park System Reminders
Logan Parks and Recreation Department, 195 South 100 West, would like to remind the general public that all Logan City Parks and Trails are closed from sunset to sunrise in accordance with Logan City Ordinance 12.24.010.
“It is unlawful for any person to enter or be upon or to drive any vehicle upon or to be within any vehicle upon any city park between sunset and sunrise of any day, except when participating in or attending an activity sponsored by the city or allowed under a permit issued by the city, and except for pedestrians crossing a park on a regularly established walkway.”
Slacklines and hammocks are not permitted in City parks. Do not tie anything to trees or park structures in accordance with Logan City Ordinance 12.12.140
“It is unlawful for any person to cut, carve, break, transplant, remove, mutilate or otherwise damage or kill any tree on city property without necessary permit(s) and without abiding by the arboricultural regulations of the city; to attach any rope, wire, nails, advertising posters or other contrivance to any tree on city property.”
All dogs must be on-leash on all designated trails and walkways.
Dogs are not allowed in City Parks in accordance with Logan City Ordinance 6.12.220 with the exception of the following off-leash dog run areas-Rendezvous Park, Harris Nature Park and Preserve, and the Deer Pen Dog Run Area.
" It is unlawful for any person to take or permit any dog or other domesticated animal whether loose, or on a leash or in arms, in any city park, sports field, or sports park, city cemetery, and city zoo, except specific areas authorized and posted by Logan City."
Dog owners must clean up any and all dog feces left by their dogs in accordance with Logan City Ordinance 6.04.090.
"The owner or any person having control over or charge of any dog or other animal shall be responsible for the removal of any feces deposited by such dog or animal in any public place, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, streets, planting strips, parking lots, parks, recreational areas or on private property not in the ownership or control of the person having control or purporting to have control over or charge of such dog or animal."
Clean up bags are available at Dogipot Stations provided throughout the system. Bagged waste must be disposed of in provided park trash cans located on City property.
Logan River Restoration Conservation Action Plan
The Logan River, an integral part of the greater Bear River ecosystem, originates within the Bear River Mountains in the headwaters of Logan Canyon and terminates at its confluence with the Little Bear River in Cutler Reservoir. The river is an asset to residents of Logan City and Cache County and has historically supported many beneficial uses. The Logan River was an important resource for Native Americans and pioneers, and it remains valuable today. Cache Valley citizens are attracted to the river and enjoy the aesthetics, recreational values, and wildlife resources associated with this highquality river, which supports fish, wildlife, and many plant species unique to riparian and wetland habitats. The Logan River also provides water for irrigation, municipal water supply, and hydroelectricity.
To protect the Logan River from degradation and the growing threats of floodplain development, a Conservation Action Plan (CAP) has been developed for the portions of the Logan River from First Dam (at the mouth of Logan Canyon) through Cache Valley to the confluence with the Little Bear River at Cutler Reservoir. The development of a short- and long-range vision for the river is needed to coordinate and prioritize conservation efforts and ensure a sustainable river system for future generations. Stakeholder groups representing residential, commercial, recreational, and agricultural interests have participated in the development of this CAP. The CAP is a dynamic set of objectives that can be revised as needed when new threats or conservation solutions are identified.