News Release

June 24, 2009
For Additional Information:
Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office
(208) 489-0531


MERIDIAN, ID –  (June 24, 2009) – The City of Meridian will hold a grand opening celebration of Phase I of Settlers Village Square, which includes the addition of two new tennis courts, 16 horseshoe pits, and two picnic shelters.  The dedication will be held Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., at Meridian Settlers Park.  The park is located on the west side of Meridian Road just north of Ustick, at 3245 N. Meridian Road, in Meridian.

“These new tennis courts and tournament-style horseshoe pits are a wonderful addition to Settlers Park. They are the first amenities of their kind in our park system,” said Parks and Recreation Director Steve Siddoway. “The public comments we’ve received are that people are both excited to use these new facilities and appreciative of their high quality construction.”

This is the first phase of a three-phase addition to Settlers Park called Settlers Village Square. The next phase will build more tennis courts to create a tournament-style facility for tennis. The third phase of the project includes a public plaza, or village square, planned for the corner of Ustick and Meridian Roads, which is where the overall project got its name. The City looks forward to adding these future phases over the next several years.

“Settlers Park is the gem of Meridian’s park system,” says Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd. “It is a truly versatile park that offers diverse amenities for residents and visitors alike. From our CableOne Movie Nights in Meridian each Friday evening to our fishing pond, people of all ages and interests can find enjoyment in Settlers Park and Settlers Village Square.”  

Settlers Park’s other amenities include a zero-depth splash pad, Adventure Island Playground, the Sound Garden, the Little City of Rocks, the Tree of Hope, a concession stand, picnic shelters, athletic fields, walking paths, a baseball complex, and restroom facilities.

The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend this free event.  

For additional information, please contact Rachel Myers with the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department, at 888-3579.
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City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded as a farming community in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family. For more information about Meridian, visit

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