Enjoy the sandy beach, refreshing water, playground, and scenic trailhead of Blackridge Reservoir. It’s a perfect spot for cooling off and soaking up the summer sun or getting a fresh perspective on the hillside trails nearby.
Though Blackridge Reservoir is one of the highlights of our community, its popularity comes with a list of challenges that relate to overcrowding during peak times. Parking space on site is limited, to which some drivers respond by illegally parking in permit-only areas in nearby neighborhoods. Various nuisances are a recurring issue at the reservoir and in the vicinity. When crowds are their largest, police presence is often needed, pulling officers away from patrols around the rest of the community or costing the City extra money for additional officer shift
The City Council has considered the challenges of Blackridge Reservoir on an annual basis: how do we keep an amenity open that we’ve invested money into while reducing headaches at the reservoir and through the surrounding neighborhood? The Council is considering a multi-point approach that would start May 1, 2024:
These changes are intended to meet a balance of allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the several amenities at Blackridge while reducing the strains on City resources and nuisances in the surrounding area.
We invite you to participate in public hearings at City Council meetings to voice your opinion on the proposed changes. The dates and topics of these hearings are as follows:
Residents who live in the area shown on the map are eligible for permits to park belonging to them or their guests on the public street. All other vehicles are prohibited from parking in those areas. Residents living outside the area are not eligible for the permits.
Blackridge Reservoir is a natural body of water and is untreated. The water may contain waterborne pathogens, parasites, leeches, snails, and more.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality tests regularly for E. coli and harmful algal bloom. View the latest test results on the state DEQ's website.
There is no lifeguard on duty.
The following are prohibited: