pend the day in one of our many beautiful parks that provide opportunities for family fun in the Lewis Clark Valley. In the Summer, grab a block of ice and head to Kiwanis Park for some thrilling ice blocking, spend a Saturday evening in Brackenbury Square for the Farmers’ Market or Sound Downtown Summer Concert Series or beat the heat at Pioneer Park for a run through the water play fountain.
Hells Gate State Park
Shady campsites along the Snake River make comfortable base-camps for exploration of the surrounding area. Jet boat excursions into Hells Canyon leave on a regular basis from the park’s docks. The Nez Perce National Historic Park is only 30 minutes away. Hells Gate State Park is the gateway to Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. Located 4 miles S. of Lewiston on Snake River Ave.
Kiwanis Park & Mtn. Dew Skate Park
Kiwanis Park a perennial favorite park in the valley is located along the Snake River and has something for everyone. State of the art playground equipment chosen by the students at Webster Elementary two years ago includes a child’s climbing wall. There is a covered shelter, year round restroom facilities, and our newest addition to the park are interpretive plaques describing the Lewis and Clark journey that you can read as you walk, jog ,or bike along the trails that are connected to the Lewiston levy system.
At Kiwanis Park in Lewiston (1114 Snake River Ave), you’ll find a great skate park (12,000 sq. ft.) with three pools, one with a difficult shallow end about 6 feet deep and a deep end about 9 feet deep with good transition. Another pool is about 8 feet deep and really large with a few vertical spots, street spots and stairs with a rail.
Brackenbury Square is located right in the center of beautiful downtown Lewiston and offers a relaxing area to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or leisurely brown bag lunch. There is an outdoor stage with lots of shade trees where local talent loves to shine. You can also enjoy the “The Dance” statue and fountain create by local artist the late Dr. David Sears.
Enjoy the paved walking path that winds north along a canyon rim on the headwaters of Lindsey Creek and a path way connecting the parking lot with the intersection of 10th and Park Avenue in Lewiston.
On a cold winter night in Lewiston, Idaho, a dark and lonely park suddenly comes to life with lights, music and the sound of laughter – turning it into a winter wonderland for Winter Spirit. Lighting Ceremonies are always the Saturday before Thanksgiving and you can visit the lights through the first Saturday after New Year’s Eve. You can visit the Locomotive and Caboose year round and enjoy picnicking for three seasons.
Pioneer Park, located at 203 5th Street, is the oldest park in Lewiston that started out as a cemetery until the late 1880s. The church that sits at 3rd Avenue and 5th Street was built in 1904 as a Law Library and the northern home of the Idaho Supreme Court until 1956. In 1989 a new Band Shell was built.