Outdoor Principles

FJYJ Boot PrintFarmington strives to energize the life journeys of outdoor lovers and active families. As part of this promise, Farmington has created the Outdoor Recreation Principles to encourage residents, businesses, organizations and visitors to respect all aspects of our beautiful city, people and the natural surroundings in which we live, work, play and stay. Honoring and abiding by these guiding principles will jolt the journey for all and enhance quality of life & place.

✓           CHERISH THE OUTDOORS: I will be friendly, courteous, and respectful toward those encountered on public lands

✓           FOLLOW THE RULES: I will adhere to designated instructions and postings, use areas for intended purposes, and keep safety and preservation top of mind

✓           BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR: I will take care of adjacent land and property in hopes that private property owners continue to graciously share it

✓           BE A CAUTIOUS ADVENTURER: I will seek adventure but prepare for the unexpected

✓           SAFETY FIRST: I will maintain safe speeds, refrain from unnecessary risks, and use proper restraints and safety equipment for myself and passengers always

✓           RESPECT THE LAND: I will not make my own trails, leave trash behind, or start fires on sensitive landscapes

✓           LEAVE NO TRACE: I will not to disrupt designated cultural, archeological, geographic, and environmental conservation areas

✓           KEEP ANIMALS SAFE: I will take appropriate measures to keep my animals safe when encountered by fellow motorists, bikers, or hikers

✓           BE AN AMBASSADOR: I will share my knowledge of and enthusiasm for Farmington's outdoor recreation resources with friends and family far and wide, so they can enjoy them too