The Nampa Parks & Recreation Department and city of Nampa officials will break ground for the new Midway Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, near the corner of Midway Road and Smith Avenue. Parking will be available south of the intersection.
The 52-acre Midway Park will be built in several phases as funding is available. When the park is completed in its entirety, it will have amenities for all age groups and interests with an emphasis on youth baseball facilities.
Phase 1 includes four baseball fields and parking accommodations. Phase 1 will be completed in the spring and ready for play in the summer of 2017. The park will be funded mostly with impact fees and the City continues to look for donations to complete additional phases in the future.
The city of Nampa purchased the ground in 2007 for the multi-use park that will include – once the park is completely built out – pickle ball courts, basketball courts, picnic shelters, splash pad, universal accessible playground, a fitness pathway, small amphitheater and plenty of green space. In 2015 the Midway Park Master Plan was approved by Nampa City Council and the Parks Department was given direction to start building the park.
“This is an exciting time in the city of Nampa,” Parks and Recreation Director Darrin Johnson said. “We have a tremendous need for more youth baseball and softball fields in our city. When the first phase of the park is completed it will help meet the recreational needs of our youth and make Nampa a healthier and better place to live."