Construction Notice:

Discovery Park will be under construction in 2022 as part of the development of Phase II; therefore, the picnic shelter capacities have been altered to accommodate the limited parking spaces available. Please advise your guests of the limited parking.


2121 E. Lake Hazel Road, Meridian

(South side of Lake Hazel Road, between Locust Grove & Eagle Roads)

Park Type:


Park Map:

Discovery Park

Amenities & Features:

Picnic Shelters Available to Rent ~

Green Shelter – Capacity of 50 – Rental fee is $125 per 4-hour time block (9am-2pm or 4-9pm)

Red Shelter – Capacity of 30 – Rental fee is $90 per 4-hour time block (9am-2pm or 4-9pm)

Blue Shelter – Capacity of 30 – Rental fee if $75 per 4-hour time block (9am-2pm or 4-9pm)

Note: All shelters have electricity and charcoal grills that are included with paid shelter rentals.

Picnic Shelters can be reserved online at any time at or by calling Meridian Parks and Recreation at 208-888-3579 during regular work hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, excluding major holidays). Shelter reservations must be paid for at time of reservation.

General Areas ~ Concessions Stand, Restrooms, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Off-Street Parking, Open Play Area, Pathway, Performance Area with Shaded Stage, Specialty Gardens, Illuminated Ballfields, Off-Leash Dog Park

Playground Features ~ Play Structure, Toddler Play Structure, Idaho-Themed Interpretive Panels, Sand and Water Play Area, Nature-Themed Photo Station, Climbing Rocks, Climbing Wall, Zip Lines, Roller Slides, Hidden Creatures, Sand and Water Play Area, Splash Pad (seasonal)

Discovery Park Phase I includes a total of 77 acres, 27 of which are currently developed. The developed area of the park includes three picnic shelters, two softball fields, a playground, climbing wall and boulders, splash pad, sand/water play area, concessions stand, off-leash dog area, stage and event lawn, educational gardens, and walking paths. Phase II of Discovery Park will include several new park amenities, including: a bike park and pump track; illuminated ball fields; restroom/concession stand building; teen area with skate park, hammock poles, and sand volleyball; an active area with bocce ball court, tennis and pickleball courts, a 4-yard dash challenge, and a basketball court; picnic shelters; paved walking paths; and additional parking. A completion date for this phase of the park’s construction has yet to be announced.


27 acres (Phase 1)


Main playground at Discovery Park Ballfield at Discovery Park Splash pad with water features in the shapes of a bear, a tree, and rocks at Discovery Park Water feature including a large log and pump in sand and water play area at Discovery Park Shaded shelter at Discovery Park
Roller Slide at Discovery Park Climbing wall featuring topography of Idaho and parts of neighboring states as hand and footholds at Discovery Park Small playground for toddlers at Discovery Park Hand operated water pump, concrete streambed and sand in sand and water play area at Discovery Park Side by side ziplines at Discovery Park