Park List & Information

A map of the parks in Idaho Falls.
(1) 20th St Park  200 E 20th St No No Yes Yes No No No
(2) Antares Park 1436 Antares Dr. No No Yes No No No No
(3) Aquatic Center 149 7th St No No No Yes No No No
(4) Bel-Aire Park 900 Royal Ave No No Yes No No No No
(5) South Capital Park 270 S Capital Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
(6) Central Park 400 N Holmes No Yes Yes Yes 1 No No
(7) Civitan Park 900 W Elva Yes Yes Yes Yes 1 No No
(8) Civitan Plaza 510 Park Ave and B No No No Yes No No No
(9) Community Park 700 E 25th St Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 2 No
(10) Esquire Acres Park 800 Moonlite Dr Yes Yes Yes No 1 2 No
(11) Freeman Park 1290 Science Center 3 2 Yes 4 4 No No
(12) Greenbelt Eastside Broadway & Memorial Yes Yes No Yes No No No
(13) Greenbelt Westside Broadway & Riverside No Yes No Yes No No No
(14) Highland Park/Melaluca Field 505 Iona St. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
(15) Johns Hole Forebay/ Snake River Boat Launch Snake River Parkway Yes Yes No Yes No No No
(16) Kate Curley Park 950 S Higbee Yes Yes Yes Yes No  No No
(17) Liberty Park 1000 S Boulevard No No Yes Yes No No No
(18) Lincoln Park 2280 Lincoln Rd Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 No 2
(19) North Tourist Park 850 Lincoln Rd No Yes Yes Yes No No No
(20) Poitevin Park 1345 Curtis Ave No No Yes Yes No No No
(21) Reinhart Park 1055 Washburn Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 No 2
(22) Rollandet Park 2280 Rollandet Ave No Yes Yes No 3 No No
(23) Ryder Park Ryder Park Rd. Yes No No Yes No No No
(24) Snake River Animal Park 3000 Lindsey Blvd No No No Yes No No No
(25) Soccer Complex/Old Butte 1055 N 26th W No Yes Yes No No 12 No
(26) South Tourist Park 2800 S Yellowstone No Yes Yes Yes No No No
(27) Sportsman Park/Pederson/Friendship Garden 600 Broadway 2 Decks No No Yes No No No
(28) Sugar Mill 895 25th E St No No Yes No 2 1 No
(29) Sunnyside Park 1905 Sunnyside Rd. Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 4 4
(30) Taylors Crossing River Walk Dr. No No No Yes No No No
(31) Tautphaus Park 2800 S. Boulevard 3 4 Yes Yes Yes No 5
(32) Tennis Court IFHS 599 7th St No No No No No No 4
(34) Tennis Courts Skyline High School 1855 Skyline Dr No No No No No No 4

Park Classifications

The City of Idaho Falls Parks are categorized into 8 Park Classifications based upon the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) guidelines. Each classification serves a specific need in the community.

Mini / Pocket Park

The mini park is used to address limited, isolated, or unique recreation needs of concentrated populations. Mini parks typically serve a quarter-mile radius. The size of a mini-park ranges between 2,500 square feet and one acre in size. These parks may be either active or passive, but address a specific recreational need rather than a particular population density, although a high population density may create a specific recreation need. Recommended improvements for mini parks may include a small pavilion, picnic area, park benches, and a 6 foot-wide perimeter trail. Off-street parking is not recommended.

Neighborhood Park

Neighborhood parks serve a variety of age groups within a limited area or neighborhood. They range in size from 1 to 15 acres and generally serve residents within a quarter - to half-mile radius. The neighborhood park includes areas for active recreation activities such as field games, court games, playgrounds, etc. Passive recreation activities may include walking, viewing, sitting, and picnicking. Facilities are generally unlighted and off-street parking is not recommended.

Community Park

Community parks are larger than neighborhood parks and serve several neighborhoods. They range in size from 16 to 99 acres and generally serve a user area of one to two miles in radius. The community park may include areas for intense recreation activities such as competitive sports, swimming, tennis, playgrounds, volleyball, etc. There may also be passive recreation opportunities such as walking, viewing, sitting, and picnicking.

Metropolitan Park

Metropolitan parks are large park facilities that serve multiple communities. They range in size from 100 to 499 acres and serve the entire city. The metropolitan park includes natural areas or developed areas for a variety of outdoor recreation activities such as ball fields, playgrounds, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and trail systems.

Regional Park

Regional parks are very large multi-use parks that serve several communities within a particular region. They are 500 acres or larger in size and serve those areas within a one-hour driving distance. The regional park provides both active and passive recreation opportunities, with a wide selection of facilities for all age groups. They may also include areas of nature preservation for activities such as sightseeing, nature study area, wildlife habitat, and conservation. National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) standards for regional parks vary due to the specific site characteristics and natural resources.

Special Use Area

Special use areas and parks are for specialized or single-purpose recreation activities. NRPA defines these parks as historical areas, nature centers, marinas, golf courses, zoos, conservatories, arboretums, arenas, amphitheaters, plazas, or community squares. There are no specific standards for size or acreage since each site will vary. Special use parks may carry a double classification.

Linear Park / Linkages / Greenbelt

Linear parks and linkages are built connections or natural corridors that link parks together. Typically, the linear park is developed for one or more modes of recreational travels such as walking, jogging, biking, in-line skating, hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing. Linear parks may include active play areas. The NRPA does not stipulate specific standards for linear parks other than they should be sufficient to protect the resource and provide maximum usage.


Conservancies include areas for protection and management of the natural / cultural environment with recreation use as a secondary objective. Recreation use might include passive recreation such as viewing and studying nature and wildlife habitat. The NRPA does not indicate specific acreage or size standards for the conservancy other than they should be sufficient to protect the resource and provide appropriate usage.