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CURRENT PARKS & RECREATION ACTIVITY GUIDE


As I contemplate the arrival of spring I am reminded of the many things that start anew. The annual flowers pushing up from a long winter nap in the soil could be likened to ourselves. Now is the time to get out and enjoy the many parks and beautification areas in the City. A walk or bike ride along the many greenway paths or the trails up City Creek provide some good exercise and beautiful scenery.

 

As summer approaches there will be many structured activities to participate in which are listed in the following pages. The parks and recreations staff does an excellent job of administering these programs. I am proud to be a part of this department and look forward to getting a new director. Jerry Sepich, the past director, did an excellent job the past 9 years in making improvements to programs and facilities. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to get a new director of his quality.

 

In the meantime, we will continue to provide many opportunities for young and old to better their lives through exercise. On the horizon I am excited about the new Portneuf Medical Wellness Complex that is going to be built by the fairgrounds. This 80 acre complex will have 16 multiuse sport fields, a 7 acre pond which will have fishing and a beach for water activities. Plenty of walking trails, a BMX bike track, outdoor basketball courts and sand volley ball courts by the pond. This facility when completed will be one of the top facilitates of its kind in the Western US.

 

Please take advantage of the many programs and activities offered through parks and recreation and have a safe and eventful summer.


Interim Parks Director
Alan Green


MISSION STATEMENT


"The Parks and Recreation Department strives to serve the Pocatello community with quality recreation programs, well maintained parks, trails, and beautiful open spaces. Our aim is to help provide opportunities, activities and the facilities to bring pleasure to people’s lives. Our parks serve as a source of great community pride, and we are firm believers in the benefits recreation brings to both the years in one’s life and the life in those years. Often people don’t realize what a vital role Parks and Recreation plays in the quality of their lives. Our aim is to help the community make the connection between vital and happy lifestyles and parks and recreation."


 

The Spring/Summer 2014 Parks and Recreation Guide has something for everyone. Click here to learn more about the wide variety of programs and services the City offers to meet your recreational needs.

You can now register for recreation activities, team sports and even reserve a park shelter all online. Click here for Parks & Recreation Online Registration!

Pocatello Zoo

Dating back to 1932 the Pocatello Zoo is a city treasure. The zoo offers a host a great family and educational activities and features animals indigenous to the Intermountain West.The Zoo is open from April through October. Click here for more information.

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