Parks & Recreation
Future Parks/Construction Projects
The following is a list of all parks that are currently in the design or construction phase that will be maintained by Meridian Parks and Recreation.
8th Street Park:
8th Street Park, 2235 N.W. 8th Street
Did you know 8th Street Park is our oldest park and could be the most underutilized park in our system? Eighth Street Park is the only neighborhood park without restroom facilities resulting in fewer visits and for shorter durations. That's about to change. We applied for and received a Community Development Block Grant to build a restroom in 8th Street Park. The restroom is currently in the planning stages with construction expected to begin sometime early in the summer of 2013. We are applying for another grant that will allow us to use match money to replace and upgrade an aging playground currently onsite. These exciting new improvements will make it possible for citizens using the park to lengthen the duration of their stay.
Borup - Bottles Property:
Borup Property Concepts Plan (118 pages)
The City of Meridian held a public open house on June 30, 2010 to discuss the concept plan for a future park at the "Borup property" located near Cherry Lane and McDermott Road in west Meridian, which is currently the property where the annual Lions Club Rodeo is held. Members of the City staff and consultant design team were on-hand and presented the most recent concept plans for the park, which include a new rodeo facility, dog park, and/or softball facilities.
In May 2012, we successfully closed on and are now the owners of an additional 17.5 acres known as the "Bottles Property," which is adjacent to the Borup Property. This additional land acquisition will increase the options for development of the full 47.158 acres of property in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dog Park/Rodeo Concept Plan
Dog Park/Softball Concept Plan #1
Dog Park/Softball Concept Plan #2
Isola Creek Subdivision Neighborhood Park:
Isola Creek Subdivision is a new subdivision near Ten Mile and Ustick, just west of Bridgetower Subdivision. The developer will dedicate land for a new, public, 9-acre neighborhood future park as part of the subdivision.
Meridian Settlers Park:
Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road
Settlers Park has seen many changes in recent years. A partnership with Meridian Youth Baseball has produced the Leighton Family Baseball Complex, an eight-field development for youth baseball and softball on the west side of the park. Also, the second, third, and fourth phase of Adventure Island Playground, including a water splash pad, interactive sound garden and climbing boulders are complete giving Meridian residents a great place to cool off and play during those hot summer days. A grand opening celebration was held in June of 2009 with the completion of Phase 1 construction including the addition of two tennis courts, two picnic shelters, and 16 tournament-style horseshoe pits. In the fall of 2009, a 9-hole, winter disc golf course was installed. There is still more work to be done though on the undeveloped sections of the park on the corner of Ustick Rd. and Meridian Rd. and on the west side of the water tower in Settlers Village Square. For Phase 2, the park will receive four additional outdoor tennis courts, a championship tennis court, three QuickStart courts for tennis players under the age of ten, a picnic shelter, and 36 additional parking spaces. The Phase 2 project is currently in design and will likely go into construction in the spring of 2013 with an anticipated completion date of fall 2013. Future phases of the construction project will a beautiful community plaza. Settlers Park and all its amenities will be a popular place for years to come.
William Watson Park:
This park will be 7.5 acres located in the Bainbridge subdivision on the west side of Ten Mile Road between McMillian and Chinden. It is currently in the design phase and no schedule has been set for construction.