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Play time, Parkites

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD
Play Magazine recently arrived at addresses and post-office boxes in Park City. The Park City Recreation Department publishes the magazine each year as a guide to programs and facilities. Courtesy of Park City Municipal Corp.
Park City Play Book (Photos by Tyler Cobb / The Park Record)

It is Play time again in Park City.

The Park City Recreation Department recently published the annual Play Magazine, a detailed guide to athletic programs, camps and facilities that provides Parkites with a list of offerings as the weather turns nice.

The 49-page Play Magazine arrived in recent weeks at addresses and post-office boxes in the 84060 and 84098 ZIP codes. It is timed each year to coincide with registration periods for the programs, camps and other offerings scheduled in the summer.

Ken Fisher, who directs Park City’s recreation programs, said Play Magazine is widely used by people considering their options. It has been published on an annual basis since the late 1980s, he said.

"It’s for the kids and parents for planning summer out," Fisher said, adding, "We try to make it as all-encompassing as we can."

The Recreation Department produced 12,000 copies of Play Magazine. It cost $12,865 to prepare them and print the copies. The mailing costs added another $2,000.

Park City in the past teamed with the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District to publish Play Magazine, but this year’s edition is exclusive to the city’s offerings.

In a message to the community inside Play Magazine, Fisher mentions the successes of the department, including the opening of the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center late in 2011. He also talks of a study looking at the future demand for additional facilities and a survey about recreation.

"While the success of the PC MARC has been very rewarding we have already begun to look into the future and begin planning for the next 10 years," Fisher’s message says, using an acronym to refer to the Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center.

The Recreation Department’s offerings include a broad selection of organized sports and clinics as well as the ability to schedule events on municipal parkland. The listings include prices, dates, times and age limits.

Play Magazine covers topics like the fitness and wellness programs, tennis, aquatics and the fees at the Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center. It also has sections dedicated to the Park City Ice Arena, the Park City Library and the Park City Golf Club.

The publication also offers information about reserving a park, events at the McPolin Farm, dog obedience classes and youth activities.

Information is also available on the Recreation Department’s website, http://www.parkcityrecreation.org.


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