Are you planning a wedding, family gathering, party, special event or company picnic? The Nampa Parks and Recreation Department invites you to reserve any of our multi-purpose facilities, including picnic shelters, athletic fields, the rose garden, or amphitheater, for your event. Browse our parks to find the perfect fit for your event.
Reserve a facility to ensure that it is available for your group outing. Reservations for all facilities may be made in-person at the Program Desk in the Harward Recreation Center, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Online facility reservations are also available, excluding the Lakeview Amphitheater, Athletic Fields, and Lloyd Square Park. Reservations are taken up to 365 days in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. A facility is not considered reserved until full payment is received.
Reservation fees vary based on the location. Park sites start at $50 per time block and increase for our larger shelters. Turf fee is required if your party is planning to set up anything extra on the grass or if driving on the grass is needed. Including, but not limited to, bouncy houses, dunk tanks, pop up canopies (nothing that stakes into the ground is allowed) driving on the grass for any reason or items that would require driving onto the grass like catering equipment or BBQ's.
Reservation Time Blocks
Secure a park facility in one or both of the following time periods:
- Picnic Shelters
- Time Block One - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Time Block Two - 4 p.m. to Dark
- Rose Garden, Amphitheater, and Lloyd Square
- Time Block One - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Time Block Two - 4 p.m. to Dark
To hold a special event, authorization must be approved through an application process. Events may include, but not limited to, fairs, concerts, car shows, art festivals, fundraisers or other types of community celebrations. Please contact our office directly for to reserve a park for your special event. Our office is located at 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID 83686, call 208-468-5858, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nampa Parks & Recreation reserves the right to prohibit some activities that may be requested. The applicant is responsible for providing a complete list of event plans and a list of vendors providing concessions, sale of goods and services. An event logistics map is required, detailing the location for all water, power, tables, canopies, stages, generators, vendors, booths and any other mayor services or activities planned. Reservation fees are determined based on the number of people attending, special circumstance and staff requirements.
Bounce House Policy
Many groups bring a bounce house for their event. Bounce houses are welcome in the park with a reservation site only. Water is not available at all locations, please contact our office prior to booking a water jump house to determine if water is available.
When using a bounce house in Nampa parks it is required to provide proof of liability insurance with the City of Nampa named as an additional insured. If you are renting your bounce house please tell us upon reservation what company you will rent from, they will cover the insurance. If you bring a personal bounce house the individual making the reservation must provide the insurance. Please contact our office at email@example.com or 208-468-5858 for more information.
Spaces for Reservation
The Amphitheater is located in Lakeview Park, which, with its historic features and mature trees, serves as a great setting for concerts and plays. Reservation for this space must be done by contacting our office. Please call 208.468.5858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.. A Park Reservation Form must be completed to reserve this site, download here.
Lloyd Square is a unique urban park in the heart of downtown Nampa. It was converted to a park in 2016 from a parking lot. Historically, the site was home of the old Lloyd Lumber Company lumber yard. Two of the old lumber yard buildings still stand and are used for reservations and events including farmer’s markets, weddings and food truck rallies.
The public is welcome to reserve the park for personal events or simply enjoy the open green space tucked into Nampa’s downtown. The facility is available for reservation Spring-Fall. Public events such as live bands, outdoor markets, or food concessionaires are common sights at Lloyd Square Park which give it a unique urban feel.
The Main Building is 2,432 square feet and includes a men and women’s restroom and empty space for you to set up your event. With all the doors closed the maximum occupant load is 154 people. However most events will roll up the garage doors making the event both inside and outside, then the space can hold well over 1,000 people.
Building #2 is 1,980 square feet and is open space for you to set up. This building holds a maximum of 115 people. The cost for building #2 is $100/half day time block and can only be reserved in addition to the main building.
To reserve Lloyd Square Park please contact the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department at 208-468-5858. The fee starts at $300/half day time block and includes the main building and grassy area. To see a video inside the buildings Click Here
For more information about reserving an athletic field or facility, please contact the Program Desk at 208-468-5858.
Space Reservation Details
|Space for Reservation||Seats||How to Reserve|
|Athletic Fields||Varies||Special Event Facility Permit (PDF)|
|Lakeview Park - Maple Grove Shelter||80||Reserve Now|
|Lakeview Park - Rose Garden Shelter||25 (Chairs not Provided)||Reserve Now|
|Lakeview Park - Shelter by Fireplace||220||Reserve Now|
|Lakeview Park Amphitheater||1,200||contact our office at 208-468-5858|
|Liberty Park Shelter||220||Reserve Now|
|Lions Park - Shelter by the Playground||160||Reserve Now|
|Lions Park - Shelter by Pool Area||140||Reserve Now|
|Lloyd Square Park||1,000||contact our office at 208-468-5858|
|Nampa Rec Center Park Shelter||80||Reserve Now|
|Midway Park - Shelter by the Playground||100||Reserve Now|
|Midway Park - Plaza Shelter||200||Reserve Now|
|Optimist Park Shelter||100||Reserve Now|
|Orah Brandt Shelter by the Playground||40||This shelter is not reservable. It is a first come, first serve|
|West Park - Shelter by Pond||100||Reserve Now|
|West Park - Shelter by Restrooms||100||Reserve Now|
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on park property.
- Clean up after pets.
- Dogs must be on a leash.
- No motorized vehicles allowed on the grass.
- Overnight parking is not allowed.
- Parks open one-half hour before sunrise and close one-half hour after sunset.
For a detailed list of all park ordinances view the Parks Ordinances Page.