The City of Nampa is breaking ground on a $2.3 million dog park this week. It will be Nampa’s second park dedicated to pooches.
The park will be spread out across 9.5 acres on Smith Ave. between Middleton and Midway roads. The space will feature paved walking trails, a separate small dog area, misting water stations, a parking lot, and lots of green open space.
Nampa opened its first dog park, Amity Dog Park, in 2009 near E. Amity Ave. and S. Kings Rd. The city says hundreds of people use the park every day and with Nampa’s growing population, the city decided to construct a second one.
“We know, from experience, that this dog park will be a place where citizens can exercise while building relationships with others,” said Nampa Parks and Recreation Director Darrin Johnson. “This will be a public gathering place where so much community spirit takes place.”
The $2.3 million dog park, which has yet to be named, will be paid for by impact fees.
The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Dogs are welcome if on a leash.