City releases Play Magazine |

City releases Play Magazine

Looking for summer day camps? The new spring recreational sports schedule? Just wondering what types of yoga classes the city offers?

Look no further.

The Park City Recreation department, in conjunction with the Snyderville Basin Recreation department, has released the 2006 Play Magazine. The comprehensive guide to all government-run recreation in western Summit Country includes everything residents need to know about programs, clinics, camps as well as their times, dates and registration deadlines.

According to Park City Recreation Director Ken Fisher, this year’s magazine is the most user-friendly ever. For starters, this year is the first time the city has worked with Basin Recreation to provide information about recreation all over the greater Park City area.

"This is a major attempt from both sides to make recreation as seamless as possible," Fisher said.

To do so, the two entities shared the cost to design, print and distribute the materials.

Included within the Park City section of Play is information on all Park City Recreation Programs, the Park City Racquet Club, the Park City Ice Arena, the Park City Golf Club, the Park City Library. Youth and adult activities, camps, Field House programs, facility rental and Basin Recreation parks and trails are highlighted in the Basin Recreation section.

"Pretty much anything you’d need to know," Fisher said.

Other features include a foldout front flap that lists all of the programs throughout the year, their dates and the corresponding information page, in addition to the table of contents. Each section is also color-coded.

"The Play Magazine is great because it provides all the needed information, not only for competitions and tournaments, but clinics and youth camps. It’s substantial," said Park City Recreation Coordinator Tate Shaw.

He noted that there is something in the magazine for everyone. With library programs, information on parks and facility rentals and even obedience classes for the dog, Tate said that the whole family will find a use for the publication.

Fisher said the Play Magazine is so extensive this year that it will be entered in a nationwide competition for most savvy city publication.

Twenty thousand copies were printed and a copy was sent to every home on the western side of the County.

Some of the new programs presented in the magazine include a series of dirt jump park camps in the summer and a parent/child skateboard clinic to be held this spring.

According to Shaw, the city will bring in local experts and professionals to the dirt jump park to teach youth how to use the facility in a progressive manner, from basic techniques to intricate jumping.

"It’s designed to help give people a better grasp," Shaw said.

The three-day camps will be held June 19-21, July 10-12 and Aug. 14-16 in the afternoons, so children can attend a different camp in the morning.

The parent/kid skateboard class is a program that Park City Recreation Coordinator Jessica Moran said has been needed for awhile. In the past, parents would often attend youth clinics and want to try the skills, or kids would sit and wait for their parents at the adult classes. Now, the family can come and spend time together in one class that meets April 30-May 21 on Sunday mornings from 8:30-10 a.m.

Both Park City and Basin Recreation will be offering all of their usual summer camps, with registration opening on April 1. Both Shaw and Moran were adamant that parents should sign their children up early to reserve a space in the summer classes, as they fill quickly.

To pick up an extra copy of the Play Magazine visit the Racquet Club or the Basin Recreation Field House.

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