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 Welcome to Meridian Parks & Recreation



Kleiner Park Panorama


Our Mission:

The Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to enhance the community’s quality of life by providing well-designed and properly maintained parks and recreational opportunities for all citizens.

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 Parks & Recreation News & Notes:    


If you wish to RESERVE A PICNIC SHELTER in any of our City parks, you must do so by calling us at (208) 888-3579 or by visiting our office in person on the 2nd floor of Meridian City Hall, located at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian. Payment via credit card or check is required at the time of reservation. Tentative resevations or "holds" cannot be made. To learn more about shelter options or to check availability, please click here:


Enjoy free family-friendly movies at CABLEONE MOVIE NIGHT this summer. A different movie is shown each Friday night at dusk in Settlers Park on our giant inflatable screen. Bring your folding chairs, blankets, snacks and friends! A concession stand and restrooms are nearby, as well. Please note that anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult guardian. View the movie line-up here:


Calling all runners!  The MERIDIAN BARN SOUR 10k/6k/1 MILE FUN RUN is set for Saturday, June 28, at 8:30 am, beginning and ending in Settlers Park. The course incorporates Meridian's pathways and parks in a fun and challenging run through the city. Details and entry information can be found here:


The CONCERTS ON BROADWAY Summer Music Series will once again bring live music to Meridian City Hall's outdoor plaza. The free concerts, which begin with an opening act at 6:30 pm and the featured performers at 7:00 pm, include: Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia on June 28 and August 30; The Kings of Swing on July 19; and High Street on August 9. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs, lawn blankets, picnic favorites and friends!


Families are invited to celebrate the 4th of July at the City of Meridian's annual INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL in Storey Park. The fun begins at 3:00 pm with live music, food vendors, and family activities in Storey Park, and ends at approximately 10:15 pm with an amazing professional fireworks display high above Meridian Speedway. Families are welcome to bring their own safe & sane fireworks to set off at dusk in the Meridian Chamber parking lot, however, no aerial or illegal fireworks will be permitted. The live music schedule can be found online at:


The MERIDIAN SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL will take place July 5-6 in Meridian's Storey Park. The festival opens at 11:00 am on July 5 and closes at 6:00 pm on July 6. The will be live music and food provided by Archie's Place, Bel Cibo, and Kona Ice. For more information, please visit the Meridain Summer Arts Festival's Facebook page.


The KLEINER PARK LIVE CONCERT SERIES will bring a variety of free concerts to the Kleiner Park Bandshell each Thursday evening from July 10 - August 14. Activities for children will begin each concert evening at 5:30 pm; the live music will begin at 6:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs, lawn blankets, and their favorite picnic foods and beverages. To view a list of dates and bands, please visit here:

















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