Future Parks/Construction Projects
Three new parks are slated to open in Meridian in late 2017.
Designs have been created for each of the parks and plans have been put out to
bid with groundbreakings anticipated in early March.
Hillsdale Park will be built adjacent to the collaborative complex called
The Hill, which currently houses the new Hillsdale Elementary School and will
eventually be home to a new YMCA and Saint Luke’s medical facility. Located on
a 10-acre plot of land near Eagle & Amity, Hillsdale Park will have an
agricultural theme, in keeping with the property’s heritage as the Hills
Bainbridge Park, for which a new name will soon be
announced, will be a 7.5 acre neighborhood park located in the Bainbridge
Subdivision near Chinden and Ten Mile.
Reta Huskey Park, an 8.9-acre neighborhood park, will be
built near Ustick and Ten Mile in the Bellano Creek Subdivision.
parks are being built on donated land and will feature a variety of amenities
including picnic shelters, walking paths, and a children’s play area.
Plans for a New Regional Park in South Meridian
Planning is also going full-steam-ahead on Phase 1 of Meridian’s yet-to-be-named 77-acre park to be located in south Meridian on the south side of Lake Hazel Road between Locust Grove & Eagle Roads.
Parks and Recreation staff is currently working to develop the schematic design and theming for this large regional park. Current plans are for it to have a “discovery” theme, which will incorporate elements that encourage children and adults to creatively interact and learn about nature and the park’s outdoor environment.
Amenities of this park are likely to include a softball complex, tennis courts, a fenced off-leash dog area, a restroom/concession building, ponds, maintenance facility, playground, splash pad, picnic shelters, walking paths, sprinkler irrigation, turf and trees.