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The trails of Roy City provide a wondrous and beautiful experience for all who explore them. However, to ensure the future of the trails, it requires the efforts of many to protect and preserve them.
Taking on the stewardship of a trail is a privilege and it important that the adopter take the responsibilities of maintaining the trail seriously. We have prepared the following requirements so that you understand the value you can bring and the responsibility you are taking on. You are not alone since we are here for guidance and assistance when faced with key or larger issues. But understand adopting a trail puts you as the first line of protection of a very special and natural resource.
- Complete and sign the Adopt-A-Trail Application, including waiver and release of liability.
- The Roy City Parks and Recreation Department will assign a trail section and a Trails Coordinator for trail communications and special needs. They will also inform you of special projects needing your help.
- Commit to a minimum of 50 hours of trail work for the year.
- Read and acknowledge the Adopt-A-Trail Training packet. Please submit to Trail Coordinator.
- Keep a record of volunteer hours to be submitted to the Trail Coordinator.
- Spring Startup—initial trip in spring before heavy traffic (usually in April)
- Clear any fallen trees, low branches or overgrown brush off the trail before the heavy traffic season. Use the 6’ rule to ensure no puncture weeds and debris are cleared from the paved trail path. (NOTE: If fallen trees require the use of a chain saw or larger equipment, please contact your Trail Coordinator.
- Pickup and dispose of any trash.
- Identify any major concerns (washouts, signage, slides, fallen trees)
- NOTE: Roy City Dumpsters are available at Roy City Public Works the following days throughout the year.
- April 8th – April 20th
- September 30th – October 12th
- Inspect your trail segment at least twice a month
- Clear brush, repair trail issues and remove trash.
- Remove noxious weeds, puncture weeds
- To report graffiti, call your Trail Coordinator.
- Illegal activity—camping, fires, fireworks etc. Please report this or other suspicious or illegal activity to the Roy City Police Dispatch at 801-629-8221.
- For needs beyond your capabilities, contact your Trail Coordinator.
- Work with your Trail Coordinator on special needs for your trail segment.
- Provide monthly update during high use months (April-Sept) to your Trail Coordinator.
- Fall Inspection—a final inspection, usually in October-November
- Assess trail conditions and identify improvements
Upon Partner approval, the following elements of appreciation will be provided.
- Trail partner name to appear on signage at each segment or at the trail head as the Adopt-A-Trail partner.
- Partner name and contact info to be linked on the Roy Parks and Recreation web page and Facebook pages.
- A certificate showing they are an Adopt-A-Trail partner.
- Trail partner list to be included in an annual article in the Roy City Roy Connection Magazine Newsletter.
- Such other opportunities to show our appreciation as may arise.
Roy City currently has five parks with covered Bowery which may be reserved for private use by individuals, business groups, and organizations.
Park Bowery reservations for 2019:
- Roy residents can make reservations in person at the Roy Municipal building the 1st working day of January.
- Non-residents can make reservations at the Roy Municipal building the 2nd working day of January.
- The 3rd working day of January, reservations are available to anyone and can be made in person or online at www.royrecreation.com .
For questions, please contact Parks and Recreation Department at (801) 774-1048.