144 Wilson Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION MISSION


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.


 PARKS & RECREATION ONLINE REGISTRATION

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

 ADMINISTRATION

The Pocatello Parks & Recreation Department consists of eight divisions. For information on the administration and service level reporting of the Parks & Recreation Department's activities click here.

 COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

The Pocatello Community Recreation Center is a complete family recreation center. The facility offers a variety of programs throughout the year. Click here for more information.

 PARKS

Pocatello has over 25 parks for residents to enjoy year round. Click here for a list of all of Pocatello's parks, their locations and associated facilities.

Interested in planting a public tree? Click here for the master list of acceptable public trees.

 RECREATION
 Outdoor Recreation

The outdoor recreation program is dedicated to providing quality adventure programs and activities. From the yearly Portneuf Valley Fun Run Series to the Nordic Center cross-country skiing to raft trips, backpacking opportunities, climbing trips and lessons throughout the summer, there is something for everyone. Click here for more information.

 
 Team Sports

The team sports program offers activities that include adult volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball and youth programs include basketball, softball, knothole baseball and flag football. The program also hosts special events such as the annual Jr. Olympic Skills and Hershey's Track & Field Competitions. Click here for more information.

 
 POCATELLO ZOO

Opened in 1932 the Pocatello Zoo is a city treasure. Today the zoo has more than 100 animals representing close to 40 different species. The Pocatello Zoo is unique in that it is one of only two zoos in the United States specializing in animals native to the Intermountain West. Click here to go to the Zoo website.

 
 ROSS PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX

The Ross Park Aquatic Complex is designed for all ages. It has a zero depth pool for children, a lazy river activity pool with water play elements, 25 meter lap pool and three-story water slide. Click here for more information.

 MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES

The Parks and Recreation Department is also responsible for oversight of the City's two municipal golf courses: Riverside Golf Course located on Bannock Hwy south of the city and Highland Golf Course located off the I-15 Pocatello Creek Road exit.

 CITY CEMETERIES

The City of Pocatello maintains two Cemeteries, Mountain View and Restlawn, to provide a resting place for our departed loved ones. Click here for more information.

 FORT HALL REPLICA
To visit Pocatello's Fort Hall Replica is to enter the 19th Century world of explorers, trappers, fur traders, Native Americans, pioneers, Gold seekers, historic figures, and common folk; all of whom visited the place called Fort Hall on the banks of the Snake River in what is now Southeast Idaho. Click here for more information.

 

The Fall/Winter 2014 & 2015 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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