Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Environment and Society

Committee Chair(s)

Richard E. Toth


Richard E. Toth


Stephen W. Burr


R. Douglas Ramsey


The North Park study area is mainly focused on the parks, recreation, and trails of two municipalities: North Logan and Hyde Park. These two municipalities have formed several partnerships to provide the police, fire, and other civic needs of the citizens of both communities. Coincidentally, these services have been given a name that combines the names of the two municipalities, North Park. However, this particular study area also includes small portions of land that are currently located in Logan City, Cache County, and the U.S. Forest Service.

North Park is a beautiful area nestled on the east bench of Cache Valley. The majority of the area has remained undeveloped and relatively unchanged for the past 130 years. However, in recent years, the North Park area has experienced a large amount of growth and, with this growth, the existing community resources related to parks, recreation, and trails will need to grow accordingly. Consequently, a large amount of regional planning is needed between North Logan, Hyde Park, and the other governmental entities that make up the study area.


This work made publicly available electronically on August 30, 2011.