by Mayor Tammy

One of the best things about living in Meridian is that we get to experience every season! There is great anticipation as we welcome the arrival of spring and summer - we are able to get out of our homes and enjoy all of the outdoor fun that Meridian offers.

Meridian boasts over 300 acres of parks throughout the City – with more on the way. This summer we will see the first phase of Discovery Park come to life in south Meridian. I am so excited! This phase will span 27 acres and will be home to dual zip lines, a sand and water play area, and a climbing map of Idaho among other unique amenities. Discovery Park will give residents the opportunity to combine recreation with education and imagination. The grand opening of this first phase will be something to celebrate and everyone is invited. Be sure to watch for more information.

Each month you will find fun events happening - perhaps near you! Unplug and Be Outside encourages everyone to spend less time connected to technology and offers a variety of free activities in local parks. We kicked off the celebration on Saturday at Kleiner Park and the fun continues throughout the week with free sports, art, and recreation activities for all ages. Adults, kids, and even pups have somewhere to unplug and play in Meridian. 

This June marks the 90th Meridian Dairy Days celebration. You won’t want to miss the traditional parade, art show, and carnival. Find information about Dairy Days HERE. June 8-14, you can take part in our annual Public Works Week. Learn about water and sewer through a fun run, tour, and the famous Public Works Expo. Then break out your red, white, and blue on July 4th and join us for our annual Independence Day Celebration in Storey Park – a full day’s worth of activities with a patriotic focus.

I hope you will take the time to enjoy the warm weather and all that our great city has to offer. Play a game of kickball at Bear Creek Park, enjoy live music at the new Playin’ in the Plaza events in downtown Meridian, grab some fresh produce at the Meridian Main Street Market, and gather the family for CableONE Movie Night at Settlers Park. Spring and summer activities make for a busy time here at City Hall, but it’s something we take pride in – and one of the reasons we love where we live!

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