Effective immediately, facilities including playground equipment, pavilions and bathrooms will be temporarily closed and off-limits to users until further notice in response to COVID-19. This includes facilities at the Pinebrook Park, Ecker Hill Park, Pickleball Court Park, and pocket parks in Pineridge. The parks themselves are not closed, however, park users must adhere to all “social distancing” actions as required by the Summit County Stay at Home order issued on Wednesday, March 25th.
Please join your Pinebrook neighbors, the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee, and special guests for an educational event, Tuesday, February 25th, 7:00pm at the Park City Day School. We’ll be showing two short movies, “The Fire Line: Wildfires in Colorado” and “Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire”, and then hosting a Q&A with Travis Wright, Utah Forestry WUI Coordinator, Bryce Boyer, Summit County Fire Warden, and Brent Lucas, Park City Firefighter. Contact Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee for more information. We look forward to seeing you!
Please be advised that Basin Recreation has received notice from FFSL that the weather is forecasted to be favorable for burning the remaining slash piles in Toll Canyon. Date and time will be posted when available. The crews will be in the canyon all day and into the evening. The area will remain open during the burning.
Jessica Kirby, GISP
Open Space Management Supervisor
Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District
5715 Trailside Drive, Park City, Utah 84098
office: 435-649-1564 Ext. 26
Parks • Trails • Open Space • Recreation
Pinebrook Master Association and Pinebrook Homeowners Association have contracted with Summitt Forests of Ashland, Oregon to do fire prevention related work on two of our community owned properties. Tree removal work will be performed on eight acres adjacent to upper Pinebrook Road and lower Canyon Drive (from Buckboard to Canyon Drive Court), and Oak Brush removal work will be performed on two acres between Canyon Drive and Hitching Post (adjacent to Dan’s Crest Trail). The objectives of these projects are fuel reduction and creation of fire breaks. Once started we expect that the larger project will be completed within 3-5 days and that the smaller project will be completed within 1-2 days. If you have any questions about this work, please send an email to David Geffen at firstname.lastname@example.org and Don Brownatdonb@utahskies.org. Please be on the lookout for the work crews and please use caution when driving near these work areas or using the trails near these work areas when work is being performed.
Pinebrook Master Association and Pinebrook Homeowners Association have contracted with Summitt Forests of Ashland, Oregon to do fire prevention related work on two of our community owned properties. Later in the summer or early in the fall, tree removal work will be performed on eight acres adjacent to upper Pinebrook Road and lower Canyon Drive, and Oak Brush removal work will be performed on two acres adjacent to Dan’s Crest Trail between Canyon Drive and Hitching Post Drive. The objectives of these projects are fuel reduction and creation of fire breaks.
Summitt Forests has agreed to take on individual homeowner fuel reduction project work while working here in Pinebrook, subject to the work being performed similarly to the work being performed on our community property and with the understanding that they do not offer any arborist services. We believe that for those homeowners in our neighborhood that are looking to remove a moderate or large amount of dead trees and/or a large amount of Oak Brush that these services will be a very cost effective alternative to having the work performed by our local tree companies. Any work being done on a homeowner’s property will be subject to a contract being executed between the homeowner and Summitt Forests directly with all costs paid by homeowners directly to Summitt Forests.
If you are interested in having Summitt Forests evaluate the work on your property, please send an email as soon as possible to both David Geffen at email@example.com and Don Brownatdonb@utahskies.org with some general information about your situation. David and Don can share some additional information about the services to be provided if you have questions. We will be aggregating the homeowner requests and will pass them on to Summitt Forests and then they will be in touch with you to discuss your needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about the work to be performed on our community owned properties, please contact David and Don.
The Summit County Cooperative Weed Management Area (Summit County CWM) in cooperation with the Summit County and Salt Lake Weed Control Departments, Park City, and Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, have been awarded a competitive grant from the Utah State Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) to map and treat two state listed noxious weeds, garlic mustard and spotted knapweed.
Please help us contain the spread of these high priority invasive plants by participating in this county wide management effort. Read more here.
Pinebrook Trail News and Updates
Alf Engen TH: The trail access to the Alf Engen Trail at the Pinebrook Park has been adjusted to keep trail users off the Gorgoza Mutual Water Company (GMWC) paved access road and work area. The trail access now begins immediately to the southwest of the main parking lot (a new sign has been installed) and the trail travels through the field and then crosses the GMWC paved access road to connect to the previous TH. Please do not walk on the GMWC paved access road (except to cross the access road, and then make sure to look for traffic) as heavy equipment is routinely operating in this area, and could be dangerous to pedestrians and pets.
Tall Oaks Circle TH: Trail access to the Ecker Hill Trail from the Tall Oaks Circle Cul-de-sac has been modified as of November 11, 2018. The trail access previously was up the driveway for 7475 Tall Oaks Circle, but we have constructed a new access trail that is located further west of the driveway. Please look for the trailhead sign, and stay on the trail, as it parallels the driveway. Please do not use the driveway in the future.
Creek Trail: The Creek Trail was temporarily closed this summer while a pipeline was installed below the surface. Many improvements were made to the trail and it is now open, but there are a few areas that still need work, so please use the trail with caution.
New Pinebrook Road TH to Creek Trail: A new connection to the Creek Trail was constructed this fall east of the driveway for 7670 Pinebrook Road. Please stay on the trail and do not walk down the driveway or on the homeowner’s property.
Just a reminder, using the private Pinebrook trail system to access the public hunting grounds in an area above Pinebrook is not allowed. Signage has been posted reminding hunters of this, but please report violations to the Summit County Sheriff. Thank you
Several years ago, plans were created for a private equity membership pool & recreation center in Pinebrook. With the economic downturn, the project was put on hold. Now there is a growing group of residents who would like to see this pool & rec center constructed. This is a private project and would not affect HOA dues.
If interested, go to the pool intiative website, check out all the information (there are multiple tabs with a lot of information to answer your questions) and see what you think. If you’re a member of the Pinebrook Master Association and you’d like to participate in this opportunity, join the list of interested parties by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.