IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- The Idaho department responsible for the states parks and recreation sites will be hosting a summit on non-motorized trail use in May. The Idaho Department of Parks and recreation’s summit is set for May 2, from 6-8 p.m. at their offices in Idaho falls, 4279 Commerce Circle.

“Idahoans love to recreate outdoors and interest in both motorized and non-motorized recreation continues to grow,” said IDPR Director, David Langhorst. “It’s our agency’s responsibility, as leaders in recreation, to encourage open discussion on topics relevant to recreationists in Idaho.”

The open discussion will explore all topics pertaining to non-motorized trail recreation in Idaho and ideas for solving the non-motorized trail funding gap.

“Idaho’s outdoor access is what make it such a great place to live, work and recreate; having well maintained trails is an essential component to enjoying these wonderful opportunities, said Randy Doman, Idaho Park and Recreation Board Chairman. “IDPR is concerned about the precipitous decline in trail maintenance over the past decade; we are looking to reverse this trend and provide our citizens and visitors with a well maintained network of trails the length and breadth of this great state.”

Participants are asked to confirm their attendance by calling (208) 514-2251.