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Sportsman Park Friendship Garden

Subfacility of Sportsman Park - Pederson

The Friendship Garden is located on a rocky island in the Snake River in the heart of Idaho Falls. The island is historically important as the site of the first bridge to span the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. The garden was developed to celebrate thirty years of associating with our Japanese sister city, Tokai-Mura, and to encourage friendship with peoples throughout the world.

The Friendship Garden contains a traditional Japanese garden gate, many water features, a viewing platform, a deck, a "Dragon's Path" across a pond and the large Japanese lantern given to the city by Tokai-Mura. The many features have been built by volunteers who have donated many hours of their time to these projects. 

The Friendship Garden lower deck can be rented for $75 per day. Contact Parks and Recreation at 208-612-8480 to make reservations. Check availability on our website here

If you are having more than 100 people at your event, you will need submit a Park Application.  See HERE.

Contact Judy Seydel for donation or volunteer information.