Parks & Recreation
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.
Logan Parks and Recreation Department-Recreation Programming and Closed/Open Updates (5-20-20)
Logan Parks and Recreation Department—Recreation Programming and Closed/Open Updates (5-20-20)
Logan Community Recreation Center limited in person aerobics classes begin May 20. Online aerobics classes are offered for FREE.
- Registration deadline extended—June 12
- Rescheduled start date—July 6 through September 17
- Managers meeting Wednesday, June 17—via email
All Comers Track Meet
- Rescheduled—Thursday, July 30
Cache Valley Youth Baseball
- Rookie Leagues rescheduled start date—July 6
- Minor Leagues rescheduled start date—July 6
- Major Leagues rescheduled start date—July 6
- Pony Leagues rescheduled start date—July 6
- Coaches meeting—preseason workout for all 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 year olds—June 16
CPR, AED, First Aid
- Session April 15, May 6, June 17—cancelled
- Recreational Softball rescheduled state date—July 6
- Competitive Softball rescheduled start date—June 22
- Competitive Softball Coaches Meeting, rescheduled—June 18
Lifeguard Training Course
- Rescheduled—June 10-16
Little Hitters Baseball and Tee Ball
- Rescheduled—July 6 through July 30
Logan Flyers Track Club
- Rescheduled—July 7 through August 13
- Spring Paddle Battle May 7, 8, 9—cancelled
- Gone Virtual—June 1 through August 7
- Registration May 15 (online only)
- Logan Aquatic Center Swim Lessons
- Spikeball Tournament
- Youth Sports and Fitness Camp
- Fall Two-Pitch Softball
- Logan Aquatic Center is closed for the 2020 season
- Logan Parks are open
- Logan Skate Park is open
- All outdoor basketball courts are open
- Logan Community Recreation Center is Open. (Starting Tuesday, May 26 the ICON (upstairs) weight room will be closed to the public from 7:30 am-11:30 am Monday through Friday. This closure is to accommodate Logan High School Athletics summer weight training and still meet COVID-19 guidelines. During this time the two downstairs weight room areas will remain open to the public.)
- All park playgrounds are open
- All park pavilions are open (by reservation only)
Walk 20 Trails in 2020 Challenge
Join the Logan Parks and Recreation Department for our Walk 20 Trails in 2020 Challenge!
• Grab your Logan City Trail Map check off sheet
• Check off the trails you walk
• If you would like to have your Walk 20 Trails in 2020 Challenge photo on the Logan City Facebook page please email them to: email@example.com
• Return your completed check off sheet to the Logan Community Recreation Center, 195 South 100 West, to redeem your prize and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an iFit Band or a 2021 Logan Aquatic Center family pool pass
• One drawing entry per family
• Program begins April 1, 2020
• Deadline to enter is July 31, 2020
• Questions? Call (435) 716-9244
Closure of the Logan Aquatic Center-2020 Season
The City of Logan announces the closure of the Logan Aquatic Center for the 2020 season in order to take care of long-needed capital improvements, many of which can only be done during warm weather. Next year will be the pool’s 20th anniversary season, and we look forward to a grand reopening slated for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021.
During the closure, the City will perform repairs and improvements including deck and gutter repairs, plumbing and pump replacements, chlorination and filtration upgrades, and structural improvements to the diving stands. Generally, contractor availability is in short supply in the spring when most pool operators are preparing to open and post swim-season repairs are limited in the fall due to shorter days and cooler temperatures.
According to Russ Akina, Director of Parks & Recreation, “Due to uncertainty surrounding coronavirus and the resulting guidelines* which only allows pools to operate at 50% capacity, this seems like an excellent time to get these big projects done, which you can’t accomplish when the pool is open.”
The Logan Aquatic Center was built in 2001 and opened to the public on Memorial Day that year. The 2.5-acre pool facility consists of a 50-meter pool and diving well with low and high diving boards, an accessible leisure pool with two water features, and a 40-foot-tall slide tower with two water slides and splash pool, showers, locker rooms, restrooms, concession space, and staff offices. The facility serves an average of 113,939 patrons each season offering lap swim, water fitness classes, swim lessons, public swim, adaptive aquatics, and group reservations.
For more information about City happenings including Logan Parks and Recreation programs and services, please contact us at (435) 716-9250 or visit us online at pr.loganutah.org.
*Utah leads Together 2.0 (Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses to Maximize Public Health)
2020 City of Logan Freedom Fire Cancelled
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Logan regretfully announces the cancellation of Freedom Fire scheduled for Friday, July 3, 2020 at USU Maverik Stadium.
The cancellation comes as a result of coronavirus related disruption to the planning for Freedom Fire, current uncertainty regarding mass gatherings at public events, and the unfolding financial impact to event sponsors.
For more information concerning this contact us at (435) 716-9250.
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.
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.
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.
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.