In 2004, Snyderville Basin voters passed a Recreation and Open Space bond for $10 million. First acquisitions with these funds included the Rasmussen Parcel (pictured below), which is now home to mountain biking skills trails, and the Roberts Parcel, 40 acres visible from Interstate-80.
In 2008, the rest of the bond proceeds were used to purchase the Kimball Junction Parcel along 224, which had been slated for commercial and residential development. These 314 acres were purchased in conjunction with 100 acres in the Round Valley area with the help of Park City. The Kimball Junction Parcel just below the Olympic Sports Park is one of the most visible properties from State Highway 224 and Interstate-80. The property now includes a 5 K Nordic track, mountain biking trails and an off-leash dog park.
In 2013, the Snyderville Basin Open Space Advisory Committee ("BOSAC") was created for the purpose of advising and providing input to the county manager and the county council regarding the creation, preservation, and identification of open space within the Snyderville Basin in order to ensure high conservation values and promote the resort and scenic character of the area.
And, as recently as 2014, the residents of the Snyderville Basin passed a $25 million recreation and open space bond. $15 million is dedicated to funding open space acquisition as well as trail development.
Open Space Protected Rasmussen Parcel
Organizations working to preserve open space in Summit County