Nampa, Idaho is a great place to live or visit if you have a special four-legged friend in your life. From spacious dog parks to beautiful trails, Nampa’s pet-friendly attractions make this big town a pooch paradise.
The Nampa Dog Park covers a whopping six acres! That’s much bigger than most other town dog parks. In the coming years, the park will feature a doggie swimming pond, although it currently has tons of other amenities, like shade areas, drinking water for canines and humans, benches, and lots of parking. The free park is open from a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. There is a small dog section for small or shy dogs. The park is a gem in the area, and is visited by many people from Nampa and the surrounding towns.
The Stoddard Pathway is a 2-mile paved path that begins on East Iowa Avenue and travels to the Ridenbaugh Canal. Locals love this trail, which is suitable for dog owners looking to see some of Idaho’s rural beauty. Keep in mind that the trail allows equestrian users, although horses are not allowed on the paved path and must stay alongside the trail on the dirt.
Just a short 10 miles east of Nampa is the town of Meridian. The Storey Dog Park at 430 E. Watertown Lane in Meridian gives dogs a chance to meet and greet their Nampa neighbors in the usual dog ways. This park is 2 ½ acres of enclosed grass, with a separate area for smaller dogs. This park has all the amenities, including water, waste stations, and benches for the human companion. There is a walking trail for dogs and humans to exercise together. The City of Meridian and local animal groups often host their events at this dog park. It is not unusual to spot foot trucks or hear some music in this pawesome park!
The metropolitan areas of Boise are just a 22-mile drive from Nampa. The Boise Bench neighborhood is the pawfect place for a dog to visit. Typical of other neighborhoods in Boise, there are many dog-friendly activities and places for a dog and human companion to explore. On that list is Morris Hill Dog Park, located at 10 N. Roosevelt. This one-acre fenced area has a mulch surface, but greenery abounds in the surrounding areas. Agility equipment is just one of the amenities available at this dog park. The park also has water, poop stations, and places for humans to sit while supervising their friends at play.
The Franklin Randolph neighborhood in Boise is less than 25 miles east of Nampa. Franklin Ralph is one of many other neighborhoods in Boise that welcomes dogs in a big way. Pine Grove Park is in this neighborhood. This park, located at 8995 W Shoup, has a an enclosed area for dogs to run leash-free. This entire park is scheduled for a big renovation, so improvements are in the works here. Currently, there is no water provided here. There are “mutt mitt” dispensers for easy cleanup, and a few areas for a person to sit and watch their dog. This one is worth coming back as it grows and improves!
The West Valley is one of many neighborhoods in nearby Boise. This area is 25 miles east of Nampa. Dogs and their people rise and shine to enjoy some off-leash running at Redwood Park on Shamrock Rd. This 7-acre park has many walkways and green areas for that early morning dog to enjoy until 10 AM. If you overslept, the off-leash fun starts up again at 4 PM. and continues until sunset. This park expects all dogs to be polite while off-leash, and for pet companions to clean up after their furry friends. There are many waste stations along the paths and in the park. This neighborhood values cleanliness, so keep it clean! A visit to Redwood Park is an awesome way to start or finish the day with your pup.