Small Gazebo in the Middle of a Rose GardenAre 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.

Facility Reservations

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. An additional Turf fee ($30) is required if your party is planning to set up anything extra on the grass including, but not limited to, bouncy houses, dunk tanks, pop up canopies (nothing that stakes into the ground is allowed), or items that would require driving a single vehicle onto the grass like catering equipment or BBQ's. Driving on the grass for multiple vehicles or parking on the grass is not allowed.

Reservation Time Blocks

Park Picnic Shelter with People Under ItSecure 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

Special Events

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  Download our Park Event Planner Handbook for tips and guidelines for holding special events in our parks.

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. Download our Park Reservation Application here and return to

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 or 208-468-5858 for more information.

Spaces for Reservation

  1. Amphitheater
  2. Lloyd Square Park
  3. Athletic Fields

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 A Park Reservation Form must be completed to reserve this site, download here.

Space Reservation Details

Note that seat numbers are estimates - actual occupancy may vary.

Space for ReservationSeatsHow to Reserve
Athletic FieldsVariesSpecial Event Facility Permit (PDF)
Lakeview Park - Maple Grove Shelter80Reserve Now
Lakeview Park - Rose Garden Shelter25 (Chairs not Provided)Reserve Now
Lakeview Park - Shelter by Fireplace220Reserve Now
Lakeview Park Amphitheater1,200contact our office at 208-468-5858
Liberty Park Shelter220Reserve Now
Lions Park - Shelter by the Playground160Reserve Now
Lions Park - Shelter by Pool Area140Reserve Now
Lloyd Square Park1,000contact our office at 208-468-5858
Nampa Rec Center Park Shelter80Reserve Now
Midway Park - Shelter by the Playground100Reserve Now
Midway Park - Plaza Shelter200Reserve Now
Optimist Park Shelter100Reserve Now
Orah Brandt Shelter by the Playground40This shelter is not reservable.  It is a first come, first serve
West Park - Shelter by Pond100Reserve Now
West Park - Shelter by Restrooms100Reserve Now

Policy Highlights

  • 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.