Parks & Recreation
Your Community Park Update
The Parks and Recreation Department has been working diligently to create a Master Plan that encompasses as many of the wants and needs that the community has suggested over the past 18 years in this 187 acre site that was originally purchased along with the Lewiston School District and Lewis-Clark State College as part of a 310 acre Tri-Partnership development in 2004. The college has built and is operating the Schweitzer Career and Technical Education Center at the site and the new Lewiston High School has been developed and open as well the past few years. We saw this time as the best to move forward with our park planning and have partnered with JUB Engineers to do just that. Please visit our website that has been specifically created for the Lewiston Community Park project and take 360 degree views of many of the proposed amenities. This website will be a specific and evolving resource for the community to check in and see what progress has been taking place in the design and development of the facility. There is always an opportunity to review and provide feedback regarding the plan, as it will evolve over the years as development occurs.
In the coming year, funding strategies will be developed by staff with the assistance of consultants, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lewiston City Council. These sources will include a number of different funding options to consider (bonds, hotel/motel bed tax, naming rights, in-kind services, etc.). There will be more to come moving forward with this exciting local and regional facility that will be a model for economic growth and community partnerships for many years to come!
Our Response to COVID-19
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department is constantly examining how best to share our existing resources. The department is focusing its efforts on maintaining facilities and programs allowed to run under current state and local guidelines. The City of Lewiston is aligned with the Rebound Idaho regulations which can be found at https://rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening/.
If you have any specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19 and our facilities, activities and park system, please don’t hesitate to contact us at our main office within the Lewiston Community Center located at 1424 Main St or by phone at 208-746-2313.
Tim Barker, CPRP
Parks & Recreation Director
The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a comprehensive program of high-quality parks, recreation facilities, and activities for a broad range of ages, interests, and abilities.
Creating Community Through Programs, Parks, and Facilities
Events / Programs
Take a look below for more information on our current and upcoming programs and events. 2022 Fall/Winter Magazine & Program Guide