The Snake River is one of the largest rivers in the western United States. The river stretches from Yellowstone National Park and wanders over one thousand miles, mostly across Idaho, before emptying into the Columbia river in Washington. A large section of the Snake runs through an area of western Idaho called "Treasure Valley." This area was named because it's the most economically prosperous area of the state. Treasure Valley, in Idaho, is home to Idaho's most populous cities, Boise, and Nampa. The two cities together have over thirty percent of the population of Idaho.
The real treasure in Treasure Valley, however, has to be the Nampa Dog Park. Nampa is the second largest city in Idaho, but that doesn't mean it's a large city. The population of Nampa is less than 100,000 people, however, the city created what is arguably one of the best, if not THE best, dog park in the region. The Nampa Dog Park is six well-manicured acres. It includes a fenced area for small and senior dogs, as well as a swimming pond for dogs in the main park. There are benches for people and shade shelters for people and their pups.
The main dog park is surrounded by a gravel walking path. The park has lots of trees and bushes, but not a lot of flowers to dig up. The city is justifiably proud of the park, and takes great pains to maintain it, even raking the gravel on the path regularly.
The city of Nampa named its dog park Amity Dog Park, in the hope that not only will dogs be able to interact together, but their friendship and fun will spill over to their people. To that end, Nampa has regular events at the park, including a swimming party and a food truck gathering. Nampa believes that dog parks should be fun for everyone, and at Nampa Dog Park, they are making that a reality.