Parks in Eagle Idaho
I love the parks in Eagle. They offer visitors and residents a variety of amenities and places to enjoy. Many of these parks were places I grew up around and even took my children to! With its growing popularity as a residential community and vacation home destination, Eagle has several recreational parks, hiking trails and outdoor activity parks in and around the area. As a family-oriented destination, Eagle has 4 public parks within the city that offer residents and visitors a variety of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. With this much variety, there’s an outdoor destination for everyone! If you’re wondering of Eagle has any good places and parks for your family to visit, read on!
Eagle Island State Park
Eagle is a unique suburban community surrounded by beautiful foothills right next to Boise, Idaho. First stop is the beautiful Eagle Island State Park. Among all of Eagle’s parks, Eagle Island is a major destination for sports, recreation, activities, and events. Eagle Island is a family-oriented destination where families enjoy the beautiful Idaho outdoors all-year-round. In fact, 550-acre park has recreational facilities that keep kids of all ages entertained. In summer, visitors and residents can enjoy water activities at Eagle Island with its riverside beach area, swimming area, and massive waterslide. My kids love to come and rent paddle boards to take out onto the water. For land lovers, Eagle Island State Park has equestrian trails, hiking trails, and huge picnic area where families could have a large family reunion or a small family barbecue. They even have amenities for thrill seekers including a zip-line and cargo net ran by Zip Boise with tours starting as low as $29. There is also an enormous play set for the younger children to enjoy. There are also plenty of trees for hammocking or simply relaxing in the shade. Winters are not too shabby here either. Residents and visitors can enjoy tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, don’t fret, the small slopes at Eagle Island are great for beginners. This park is a gem all year round.
Stephen C. Grueber Community Park
This fun-filled, kid-friendly park sits on 15 acres of land west of Eagle’s city center. The park features recreational areas for children of all ages. With a large multipurpose shelter at the middle of the park, several large pavilions for resting, a full-sized splash pad and water structures for kids, the park offers visitors with ample opportunities for outdoor fun. There is also a large picnic area, public rest rooms and hiking trails. Grueber has facilities for many sports including basketball, baseball and volleyball courts. The park offers visitors with ample opportunities for outdoor fun including my children’s personal favorite, a shaved ice shack that’s open throughout the summer! Stephen C. Grueber Community Park is a great place where families can spend the day outdoors. Residents and visitors can even rent picnic shelters for private or public functions and events. Like Eagle, the Stephen C. Grueber Community Park is a work in progress, the city intends to expand the park and add more recreational and children oriented facilities in the coming years.
Orval Krasen Park
This is a hidden gem in Eagle. The small community park located on Stierman Way, offers families the chance to have a quiet picnic with grills, picnic shelters, open air tables, and a children’s playground. Couples and families could take short strolls along its hills. The park has enough shade for warm summer days and enough little hills perfect for sledding on cold winter days. When my kids were young we visited this park before going to the library to get all their wiggles out! This is a perfect little playground to stop at on a walk with the kids.
Reid Merrill Park
This is an excellent place to visit and experience the urban beauty of Eagle, Idaho. The park has a plethora of recreational facilities for kids and teens which includes a basketball court, a splash pond, a full-sized playground, volleyball courts, kiddie soccer field and even a large pond. Parents and adults can enjoy the outdoors at Reid Merrill Park as well, with it’s great picnic area with tables and shaded pavilions. There are trails and walking paths that allow visitors and residents to enjoy the beautiful Idaho outdoors. There’s a beautiful walking path along the Boise river that brings visitors close to nature at the heart of Eagle at this historical egg farm.
The 9-acre Merrill Park is located in the heart of the Eagle River development. The park plays a central role in the Eagle community, hosting events such as Flag of Honor and Baldapalooza, an annual concert that raises money to host children with cancer at Camp Rainbow Gold. The park has easy access to the 47-mile Boise River Greenbelt, which is one of Boise’s most beloved amenities. It provides Eagle River tenants and visitors with a scenic walking path or a safe, quiet place to bike or run. This is one of my families favorite bike rides to take on a sunny Saturday afternoon often times stopping at a park along the way for a picnic in the shade.
Eagle may be a small dot on America’s map but it is full of amazing, beautiful, and exciting experiences. Like the other communities in the Treasure Valley area, Eagle is a growing community with the heart of a small town. If you’re planning to visit or move to Eagle, stop by and explore the various parks in the city, and fall in-love with its mix of urban and rural atmosphere. Feel free to call me at anytime to talk about Eagle and why I love it.