North Summit Recreation has new Board member
January 28, 2014
North Summit has been looking to expand recreational opportunities for members of the community for some time, and now a new member will be joining the Recreation District’s Administrative Board who wants to do just that.
Tyler Rowser was recently appointed to North Summit Recreation’s Administrative Board. Rowser also serves as the public information officer for the North Summit Fire District.
"I was approached by community members who wanted to see new representation [on the board]," Rowser said. "The recreation district has good things it can do. We can provide a service to our community."
Rowser said that he would like to see more adult sports leagues put in place, adding that, although he supports youth leagues, not as much emphasis has been put on adult leagues. North Summit Recreation already hosts the Winter Classic basketball tournament every year and he said he would like to see more events of that type come to the Coalville area.
"We’re looking at having tournaments to bring tourism into the community," Rowser said. "The Winter Classic basketball tournament brings in a good crowd. I would like to see more [events like those]."
The construction of a new recreation center has been talked about for several years, and Rowser said the board previously had wanted the center built in the course of two years.
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"Projects like that take a lot of years to bring through," Rowser said. "[The Board] tried to push it through fairly fast and not warm the public up to it. If we could have had the service for the price, it would have been better."
For this year’s Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) tax grant application process, North Summit Recreation requested $500,000 for improvements to Coalville Park. However, the committee did not grant the district any funds, as it still has $189,000 left over from a 2012 RAP tax grant.
Rowser said he wants the Board to look at the district’s current facilities to see how they can be improved. They have already applied to build a new baseball field, he said, and the construction of a splash pad is also in the works.
On its website, North Summit Recreation says it has received a lot of interest in the formation of an adult co-ed volleyball league. They are also considering adding an adult basketball league and either an adult co-ed or men’s and women’s slow pitch softball league.
For more information on North Summit Recreation, visit nsrecreation.com or call 435-336-7322.
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