Meridian Parks & Recreation updates reopening plan amid Idaho's second phase of reopening

Posted at 10:15 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 00:15:06-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Meridian Parks & Recreation has released their phaseed reopening plan in accordance with Governor Little's Idaho Rebounds plan.

Before the Idaho's second phase of reopening, Meridian Parks & Recreation already opened their park restrooms and approved youth sports practices to resume.

However, the city is now reopening playgrounds, outdoor gyms, tennis courts and pickleball courts.

Meridian parks will not allow sports games or tournaments, but open play areas, fishing ponds, dog parks, skate parks and disc golf courses are available for use as well.

Farmers markets will also be allowed to reopen in Meridian Parks & Recreation areas.

Meridian Parks & Recreation encourages people to follow CDC guidelines and to continue good hygiene practices.

Here is a full list of what is currently open and what will reopen in the coming weeks.

Now Open

  • Youth sports practices (no games/tournaments)
  • Park restrooms
  • Pickleball and tennis courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Farmers market season

Open May 30

  • Adult softball and volleyball leagues
  • Youth sports games
  • Meridian homecourt (social distancing advised)
  • Meridian Community Center classes
  • Park ambassador and volunteer programs
  • Splash pads
  • Mer-Ida-Moo summer camp
  • Reservations for shelters, fields and courts (up to 50 people)

Open June 13

  • Reservations for shelters and fields (over 50 people)
  • Events and tournaments (over 50 people, social distancing advised)

For more information, you can visit the Meridian Parks & Recreation website.