The Nampa Parks and Recreation Department is announcing the opening of a newly constructed swimming pond at the Nampa Dog Park. The pond will be opened to the public for the first time at the ribbon cutting scheduled for Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m. Dogs are welcome to swim in the pond but people are asked to stay out of the water.
The City of Nampa Parks and Recreation Department opened the Nampa Dog Park in the summer of 2009. Since the park opened it became one of the highest used parks in Nampa and regularly attracts visitors from surrounding cities throughout the Treasure Valley. "The Nampa Dog Park has become such a popular recreational destination in our community. We are proud to offer this park where people can bring their dogs and get exercise in a place that offers the opportunity to socialize with others," Darrin Johnson, City of Nampa Parks and Recreation Director said. "Now that we have completed the pond it will provide more opportunities for recreation and make a great place even better".
The master plan for the Dog Park included a swimming pond for dogs but the pond was not built during the initial construction phase because of a lack of funding. Since the park opened in 2009, the Volunteer Nampa Dog Park Committee has held fundraising events to raise money to complete the pond. Fundraisers include the annual Pooch Party Stroll & Splash, the Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs and a donation box located at the entrance of the park.
The Nampa Dog Park is approximately six acres and is equipped with large amounts of open green space, trees, park benches, shade shelters and a walking path. The park was constructed using a combination of grants, cash donations, in-kind donations, fundraising, volunteer labor and City resources. The Nampa Parks and Recreation Department is excited to invite the community and their dogs for the opening of the Dog Park Pond. The Park is located near the Amity overpass and parking is available off of 2nd Street South.
What: Nampa Dog Park Pond Ribbon CuttingWhen: Thursday, August 4Time: 6 p.m.Where: 2900 2nd Street South
For more information or questions contact 468-5858