Series 1171
State Planning Board Parks and recreation reports

Dates: 1932-1939.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The State Planning Board recognized the growing demand for adequate and varied recreation facilities. Federal, state, municipal, and county agencies worked separately to meet this demand and the board worked with these agencies to help them coordinate their development and conservation plans. The board cooperated with the National Park service to complete a study of park, parkway, and recreational area programs in an effort to thoroughly document Utah's recreational sites. The study lists existing and potential recreational areas over the state, their location, accommodations, attendance, accessibility , land and geographical features, and facilities. The preliminary report, the final report, and the individual forms are included in this series. The series also contains charts that show tourist activities; reports on the Dinosaur National Monument, Kolob Canyon, and Zion National Park; a bibliography on forest recreation; lists of mountain elevations and national forests; wildlife studies; a survey of scenic and recreational resources; and reports from the Utah State Museum Association including an archeological survey sponsored by the State Planning Board through the Utah Emergency Relief Administration appropriation for "museum extension" work. There are also blueprints for a proposed Utah history museum.

The Utah State Planning Board was officially designated as the state agency through which the National Park Service would operate and as the agency which coordinated the cooperative efforts of the following state agencies with the National Park Service in the Park, Parkway, and Recreational areas study: State Land Board, State Fish and Game Department, State Engineers Office, and State Department of Public Roads. Expenditure of funds was determined by the individual agencies. The State Planning Board had supervisory direction of the study projects and reports.


Alphabetical by name of report.

Related Records

Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, includes maps associated with Utah's recreation areas.

Parks and recreation correspondence from the State Planning Board, Series 22027, is correspondence associated with the planning board's work with the parks service.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in July 1999 and microfilmed in 1998 and 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah—Recreation areas.
  • Utah—Public lands—Recreational use.
  • Utah—Recreation—Management.

Container List

1 none none Archaeological survey report (Utah Museums Association)
2 1 1 Charts
2 1 2 Enlarging the Dinosaur National Monument
2 1 3 Fish and Game Department; 1932
2 1 4 Forest recreation: A bibliography; 1938
2 1 5 Kolob Canyon National Monument; 1934
2 1 6 Memorandum; National park opening dates; 1938
2 1 7 Mountain elevations
2 1 8 National forest areas by county; 1935
2 1 9 Park, Parkway, and Recreational report; 1939
2 1 10 Park, Parkway, and Recreational study; Federal; 1938-1939
2 1 11 Park, Parkway, and Recreational study; Organized camps; 1937
2 1 12 Park, Parkway, and Recreational study; Private; 1938-1939
2 1 13 Park, Parkway, and Recreational study; State; 1938-1939
2 1 14 Planning for wildlife in the United States; 1935
2 1 15 Preliminary plan on recreation; 1934
2 1 16 Preliminary state plan for the development of scenic and recreational resources; 1936
2 1 17 Recreation values of National Forest primitive areas and their administration; 1938
2 1 18 Recreational public works projects
2 1 19 Scenic resources in Utah
2 1 20 State plan: Recreational and scenic development in Utah; 1937
2 1 21 Summary of Utah history
3 1 22 Survey of scenic and recreation resources of Utah; 1936
3 1 23 Tourist statistics; 1936
3 1 24 Tourist trade
3 1 25 Utah municipal recreation facilities; 1935
3 1 26 Utah parks, parkways, and recreational areas; 1939
3 1 27 Utah State Museum Association reports and blueprints; 1934-1935
3 1 28 Zion National Park

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.