We are SO fortunate to have an abundance of parks in East Idaho! Once the weather warms up, we pack our park bag with snacks, water, a blanket and sunscreen and the playgrounds become our new homes! We look forward to seeing you this warmer season and hope this guide will help you find your new favorite park! Whether your kids are 2 or 12, there is sure to be the perfect playground for them in our area!
A BIG shout out to The Pediatric Center for sponsoring this guide! Be sure to visit their Idaho Falls and Rigby offices for all of your family’s pediatric needs!
Thank you, Design DNA for taking all of the excellent pictures of our local parks!
Address: 700 E 25th Street
Description: zipline, climbing structure, and 4 swings with 2 baby swings over wood chips in sunny area surrounded by mny shady trees
Ages: 6 and up
Amenities: bathrooms, picnic shelter with tables, soccer goals, 2 baseball diamonds, park benches, and a walking/biking path
Parking: Ample dedicated parking
Address: 1290 Science Center Drive
Description: large play structure, climbing ropes, slides, and swings over wood chips with lots of shade
Amenities: parta potty, large shelters with tables and fireplaces, benches, frisbee golf, many grassy areas and walking paths
Parking: Ample parking throughout
Address: 2800 S Boulevard
Description: 2 playgrounds- one small with a couple slides over wood mulch and the other is an equal access playground with swings, slides, musical toys, playboat, and electronic interactive game over rubber mulch and partly shaded
Amenities: restrooms, several picnic shelters, skate park, zoo, funland carnival, ice skating rink, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball nets, large grassy areas
Parking: ample parking throughout
Old Butte Park
Address: Playground is on Clarence Drive but the park is located on the corner of US 20 and Old Butte Road.
Description: Play structure with 4 slides over wood chips. Large pine trees near playground offer little shade.
Amenities: Pavilion with picnic table, walking path, lots of soccer fields. Restrooms across parking lots from playground.
Parking: Multiple parking lots around soccer fields including one next to playground.
Eagles Homestead Park
Address: Eagle Point Drive
Description: 2 playsets in different areas with slides and swings over mulch with very little shade
Amenities: 3 hole disc golf, shelter, restrooms, 3 pavilions with picnic tables, park benches, baseball diamond, doggy bags, fitness course, soccer goals, open fields, walking/biking path around park
Parking: 2 parking lots- West parking off Eagle Point Drive, East Parking off Eagles Homestead Drive
Address: 3074 Targhee Street
Description: Playset with tunnels, slides, and a swingset over mulch with partial shade due to large trees
Amenities: soccer fields, baseball diamonds, disc golf, splash pad, pool, shelter, restrooms, covered pavilion, gazebo, walking path
Parking: Ample dedicated parking throughout
Address: 440 S Milton Avenue
Description: Large play structure, swings, basketball court, all next to the Shelley Swimming Pool, this playground has it all and is located next to a neighborhood giving it a very cozy feel
Amenities: basketball court and a pool
Parking: parallel street parking
Address: 3548 N Main Street
Description: Small playset, climbing structure, big slide, and 6 swings including 2 baby swings over mulch and shaded during certain times of the day
Amenities: Tennis courts, restrooms, picnic shelter, walk/bike path, open grassy areas, 2 baseball diamonds, skate ramp, park benches, basketball hoops, and a walking/biking path
Parking: Parking lot (shared with businesses) and parking spots all around the park
Rigby City Park
Address: 200 N 1st W
Description: A large, grassy park with very little shade with a shelter, shaded enclosures, and picnic tables. The playset has a climbing toy, monkey bars, multiple slides and toddler toys. Separate swings have 6 swings and 2 baby swings with sandy gravel under them. The park also has a basketball court
Parking: On-street parking surrounds the park
Rigby South Park
Address: 355 Centennial Lane
Description: This park is huge! 5 playsets including 2 bungee rope climbing toys, a pirate ship playset, artificial rocks for climbing with slides, a zipline, swings, a baby swing, and 2 handicap accessible swings all over mulch.
Amenities: Restrooms, shelters, grassy areas, and many benches but not much shade
Parking: Dedicated parking throughout
Jefferson County Lake
Address: 490 N 400 E
Description:1 metal and 1 wood playset in full sun located by the water at Rigby Lake with bridges, slides, climbing walls, and swings.
Amenities: Restrooms, shelters with picnic tables, a volleyball court, and all of the amenities offered by Rigby Lake such as camping areas, a dock with a slide, and paddleboard rentals
Parking: $5/day per car
Address: S 2nd W + 3rd W
Description: Small playset and several swings including baby swings all over mulch and in direct sun, though many areas of the park are shaded by large trees
Amenities: paved walking path, bathrooms, open grass areas, splash pad, tennis courts, basketball court, picnic shelters, seasonal carousel (open only during the summer, $). Wheelchair accessible for the most part.
Parking: Limited parking surrounding the park
Beaver Dick Park
Address: Highway 33 and 6000 West
Description: Old metal playground equipment with slide and swings over crushed gravel and very close to the water.
Amenities: Camping spots available for $10 a night, or $40 for five nights. Fire pits, pavilions, bathrooms, and sheltered picnic areas. Beautiful nature scenery and wildlife. Not very wheelchair friendly due to dirt and gravel paths.
Parking: Small parking lot
Address: E Main Street
Description: Old metal slide and 4 swings with a newer playset boastng slides for young children over mulch and in full sun, but other areas of the park are shaded by large trees.
Amenities: paved walking path, gazebo, baseball fields, tennis courts (2), sheltered picnic areas, large open spaces, and Veteran’s memorial. Some wheelchair accessiblity
Parking: Street parking only
Address: 5th W + 3rd N
Description: Small playground with jungle gym and slides.
Amenities: 9 hole disc golf course, concrete skate park for skateboards, scooters, bikes, and rollerblades, soccer feilds, restrooms, sheltered picnic areas, fishing pond with a separate fishing pond for children 12 years and under, wheelchair accessible with walking paths wide enough for wheelchair use.
Parking: dedicated parking throughout
Address: 766 Lodgepole Street
Description: Playground with large and small slides over mulch in sun.
Amenities: A soccer field, a rugby field, sheltered picnic area (4 tables), garbages, bathrooms. No designated pathways to playground equipment, but level ground leading it to be somewhat wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Limited parking
Park Street Park
Address: 513 Park Street
Description: Playset with swings, slide, and spinning toy over mulch in full sun.
Amenities: Gas station playhouse, single bathroom portapotty, park benches, picnic tables, and marked “car” lanes for children to ride bikes, scooters, etc. Mostly wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Very limited street parking on neighborhood street