Parks & Recreation Department
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.
Each summer and winter the Parks and Recreation Department releases a Leisure Guide which highlights all the services and activities our department provides, such as recreational sports leagues for children and adults, fitness classes, nature education, parks and trails, and so much more. Check out the most recent Leisure Guide and start benefiting from all the recreation opportunities living in Logan provides.
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.
The Logan Parks and Recreation Department is a recipient of the 2018-2019 UCAIR Grant.
For instance, the gas and diesel-powered utility maintenance vehicles in 2017 used 18 gallons of diesel and 11 gallons of gas during the months of April and May, and required 23 hours of repair, or time out of service. Comparatively, while the replacement electric utility maintenance vehicles are relatively new, for the first six months no service time was required, and there has not been a task that the electric vehicles haven’t been able to perform that were previously performed by the gas and diesel-powered vehicles during 2017-18.
The City Cemetery and Logan River Golf Course maintenance staff will continue to measure and monitor the performance and effectiveness of the electric replacements. The Parks and Recreation Department greatly appreciates the opportunity to partner with UCAIR and the ability to replace fossil-fuel utility maintenance vehicles with electric vehicles to enhance air quality in Logan.
Parks Matrix showing where dogs are allowed and where they are not allowed within the Logan City Parks system
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
A Reminder to Dog Owners
A REMINDER TO DOG OWNERS: Dogs are permitted off-leash within the gated dog run area at Rendezvous Park, at Deer Crest between Lundstrom Park and 1500 North, and behind the flood control impoundment at the end of Mountain Road at Dry Canyon.
Pet owners are required to adhere to the following:
Properly bag and dispose of dog waste in provided City trash cans
Dogs must have a current license
Dogs must not harass others
Dogs must not be unattended
Dogs must be under voice control
Dogs must not be a nuisance
Dogs are NOT allowed in any other park within the Logan City Parks System except for parks that may have a sidewalk through the park. Dogs MUST stay on the sidewalk and be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in any other area of the park.
As part of Logan City’s Dog Friendly Parks pilot program dogs are allowed off-leash in the following parks through April 15, 2020 at which time the pilot program will be reevaluated by the City of Logan:
Jens Johansen Park, 850 East 100 North
Jones Neighborhood Park, 400 West 625 North
Kilowatt Park, 331 South 300 West
Logan Meadows Park, 350 South 600 West
Pioneer Parkway, 165 East Poplar Avenue
Ray Hugie Hydro Park, Northside of US 89 at Canyon Road
Logan Service Center East Lawn Area, 810 West 600 North
Logan City staff will place red NO DOGS ALLOWED signs to remind dog owners that dogs are only allowed in Logan’s Dog Friendly Parks as noted.
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.
SHOUT-OUT to the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant Program
The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant program funded the extension of the Boulevard Trail from 300 North to 600 East in Logan. The $106,000 construction project began in May of 2016 and was completed in September of 2016. The extension of the trail is a critical link for pedestrians going to and from Utah State University and for residents in the area. The Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant provided $25,000 in match funds for the project which was matched with funds from the Cache County Recreation, Arts, Parks, and Zoo (RAPZ) program, and the City of Logan.
Logan River Restoration Projects
Logan River Restoration 2016-2017 Demonstration Projects Presentation
Logan River at Rendezvous Park Channel and Floodplain Restoration: Crack Willow Issues and Management Strategies
Logan River at Rendezvous Park Channel and Floodplain Restoration: Existing and Proposed Trail Map
Logan River at Rendezvous Park Restoration Area Summary Map
Logan River at Rendezvous Park Channel and Floodplain Restoration: Cross Section 3
Denzil Stewart Nature Park River Bank Stabilization Demonstration Project Information
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.
Leisure Guide Available Online
The Logan Parks and Recreation Department Leisure Guide is now available ONLINE.
The Leisure Guide highlights Department sports, camps, programs, activities, and special events as well as park and facility information.
Printed copies are available at the Logan Community Recreation Center, Logan Library, Cache Chamber of Commerce, and the Cache Valley Visitor's Bureau.