Park Ordinances

Nampa Park Ordinances are set by the Nampa City Council.

  1. Definitions
  2. Prohibited Acts
  3. Enforcement
  4. Hours of Operation
  5. Emergency Closure
  6. Park Reservations
  7. Admission Fees for Events
  8. Amphitheater Permit
  9. Dogs in Public Parks
  10. Penalty

As used in this chapter, each of the terms defined has the meaning given in this section unless a different meaning is clearly required by the context. The word “shall” is mandatory, not directory.

At Large

A dog or other animal off the owners premises of the owner and not under control by an adequate leash.


To remain overnight, to attempt to remain overnight, to erect a tent or other shelter, or to use sleeping equipment, a vehicle, or a trailer camper, for the purpose of, or in such a way as will permit remaining overnight.


Concessions shall constitute any vendor food sales and non-consumable sales as well.


Shall constitute a unit for expressing the relative intensity of sounds on a scale from zero for the average least perceptible sound to about 130 for the average pain level.


Any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation. Fireworks include items classified as common or special fireworks by the United States bureau of explosives or contained in the regulations of the United States department of transportation and designated as UN 0335 1.3G or UN 0336 1.4G. The term “fireworks” shall not include any automotive safety flares, toy guns, toy cannons, caps or other items designed for use with toy guns or toy cannons, party poppers, pop its or other devices which contain twenty five hundredths (25/100) of a grain or less of explosive substances.


All parks, lands, buildings, reserves, sports complexes, swimming pools, squares, drives, trails, playgrounds, playfields, greenbelts, parking lots and other recreation and open space areas and facilities comprising the parks and recreation system that are owned, operated or maintained by the city of Nampa, including private pathways crossing the park system.

Park Rule

Those particular rules or codes of conduct the Parks and Recreation Director has adopted and the city council has designated by resolution as those for which a violation may lead to exclusion from a city park.


An act or omission or combination thereof that is contrary to any park rule or any civil or criminal provision of this code or the Idaho state code.