Park Master Plan

The City of Lewiston, Idaho is pleased to announce the development of a comprehensive master plan design for Lewiston's Community Park. This 187-acre project has been planned for many years and is now moving forward with a plan to provide residents with numerous new recreational amenities and opportunities to gather as a community. In December of 2021, the City Council approved a preferred design and in October of 2022, the City Council approved and adopted the Master Plan.The intent is for the park to be constructed in phases over a roughly 10 year period.

The Master Plan features include:
  • Central Community Plaza - A large, two-tiered plaza with trellised promenade, two performing stage areas, raised planting beds, tree-shaded areas, restrooms, and four courtyard areas for accommodating various community activities.
  • Main Playground - A striking new playground featuring a large iconic climbing structure. This includes innovative play equipment (zip lines, spinning and climbing structures), a tot lot separated from older children's play area, slides, and swings, with elements of all-inclusive play design and safety surfacing.
  • Splash Pad - A large splash pad with an interactive river. Features include various types of ground sprays, overhead fixtures, river "jet boats", bridges, and rock features. Shaded areas will provide areas for relaxing out of the sun.
  • Little League Baseball - Four baseball fields which includes one championship field. The complex is also planned to include a concessions building, restrooms, a scorekeeping booth, covered dugouts, covered spectator seating, synthetic turf infields and natural turf outfields, and adjacent picnic pavilion and playground.
  • Softball Complex - Four softball fields (quad) which includes one championship field. Also provided is shaded stadium seating and a central building for concessions, restrooms, and scorekeeping, tensioned mesh net backstop, hard-covered dugouts, synthetic turf infields, and natural turf outfields.
  • RV Park - A 48-unit RV camping park for short-term guests during tournaments and special events. Park includes water and sewer hookups, central shower/laundry building, and check-in mini-store.
  • Multi-purpose Fields - Large fields that can accommodate full-sized or youth soccer, football, flag football, rugby, and lacrosse activities.
  • Amphitheater/Events Center - A formal amphitheater setting with tiered fixed seating, stage area, supporting restroom and catering building, and an open pavilion. Designed to host weddings, receptions, and other smaller private and public events.
  • Disc Golf Course - An 18-hole course with large areas of open natural terrain with trees and natural vegetation, and areas alongside developed trails and other turf areas.
  • Bike Park - Includes bike trails with ramps, jumps, pump track, and skills course.
  • Sand Volleyball Courts - Two lighted courts.
  • Natural Open Space - Large tract of land forming a meadow environment with trees, native vegetation, and grasses to attract pollinators, birds, and other small wildlife. Informal unpaved trails will provide pedestrian access for those looking for places to relax and enjoy nature.
  • Trails - Pedestrian and bike trails wide enough for couples, small groups, and families with strollers to walk around the perimeter or select shorter loops throughout the park with connections to all major park amenities. This is also planned to include unpaved trails for nature walks.

Approved Preferred Alternative - Community Park Master Plan View

Questions and Answers:

How can I stay up to date on this project?

To keep abreast of the ongoing development of Lewiston Community Park, check the homepage regularly. This website will be continually updated with the latest information and project developments. You can also sign up for updates on the park progress by subscribing on the City of Lewiston website here: View

How will this project benefit the community?

The City of Lewiston is a growing city, with an estimated population of over 34,000 residents and a projected population of 42,000 by 2040. Its relatively mild winter climate and location on the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers make it the primary regional transportation, retail, health care, and entertainment center.

In the adopted 1999 Park & Open Space Master Plan, the City identified a deficiency in the total acreage and facilities provided by existing city parks and the need for a large community park which provides 100+ acres for passive and active recreation.

Lewiston Community Park will fulfill these identified community needs and provide high-quality recreational amenities. No other park in the City has the size or the ability to provide such amenities. Lewiston Community Park is a once-in-a-century opportunity to provide a unique community resource to serve all residents well into the future.

How was this project selected?

This park has been in the planning stages for over 20 years. It was first introduced in the City's 1999 (updated 2010) Parks & Open Space Master Plan and was initially called Warner Community Park. It consists of approximately 187 acres of land north of Warner Avenue and is adjacent to an unnamed tributary of Lindsay Creek on the east and the new Lewiston High School campus and Lewis-Clark State College Career Technical Education Building on the west.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the proposed park design, click HERE