• Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Downtown Sandpoint

    Allison Wildman

  • Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Powerhouse Rainbow

    Aaron Qualls

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Parks & Recreation

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Parks and Recreation in Sandpoint

Whether new to the area or just visiting you will immediately notice mountains with ski hills, wide lush valleys, and the largest lake in Idaho Lake Pend Oreille, dominating the view. Built by railroad and timber over one hundred years ago, Sandpoint has become one of the most diverse small towns in the Pacific Northwest. Many travelers, when crossing the long bridge on U.S. 95, instantly decide to make this their new home, if only temporarily. Sandpoint is less a place and more a feeling that can only be experienced, not explained.

Since our modest beginning the recreational possibilities of Sandpoint have been unlimited, and a priority in our community. The Sandpoint Recreation Department was established in 1945 and after considerable growth combined with the City's Parks Department in 2004. The combined Parks and Recreation Department continues to make the exploration and execution of Sandpoint's recreational possibilities a top priority. The Parks and Recreation Department compliments the community's health and safety by enhancing quality of life.


To register for programs or book facilities online, start by creating a user account. CREATE ACCOUNT QUICK START GUIDE For additional information regarding park reservations or recreation programs contact the City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department at (208) 263-3613 or email recreations@sanpointidaho.gov 

Parks and Recreation Spotlight

Second War Memorial Field replacement workshop

Post Date:05/01/2017 9:58 AM




Sandpoint – The City of Sandpoint is hosting its second community workshop to discuss the replacement field options at War Memorial and receive public input.  The workshop will be held Thursday, May 11th, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Sandpoint City Hall located at 1123 Lake Street in Sandpoint. 

City staff and representatives from SPVV Landscape Architects, will provide an update on the funding received to-date for the project through the Local Option Tax and construction timeline.  Field options, including natural, hybrid and artificial turf will be discussed.

Public input is requested on the field replacement and this is the second in a series of workshops before a final decision is made by City Council.  In addition to the workshops, the City will also be offering an online feedback option in May.  A video stream of the first workshop held in April is available for viewing on the City’s website at video.sandpointidaho.gov.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Stapleton, City Administrator, at (208) 265-1483 or jstapleton@sandpointidaho.gov.

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