5 Rexburg Parks to Enjoy

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#1: Porter Park

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Located right by campus!

Here, you’ll find:

  • Picnic tables with Shelters
  • Playground (great for kids and but I prefer them for¬†ninja tag!)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Kids water part playground
  • Soccer fields
  • Jogging path
  • Plenty of trees that offer shade
  • Slack lining

The most special part of Porter Park is its antique carousel. It’s one of the 170 antique carousels remaining in the United States!

#2: Nature Park

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A perfect spot for running and biking!

Here, you’ll find:

  • Jogging Paths along the Teton River
  • Playground (in case you want to release your inner child yet again)
  • Fishing Ponds
  • An “in town” escape
  • Ducks to feed… lots of them!

This park stretches over 15 acres of land! Also worth mentioning for all you sk8rs is the Clair Boyle Skate Park packed with all sorts of stuff to give you, and your board, a rad time.

#3: BYU Idaho Gardens

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Like an Eden in Idaho!

Here, you’ll find:

  • The “laboratory” of the Landscape Horticulture ¬†department. In other words…
  • 750 varieties of annual flowers
  • 200 varieties of perennial flowers
  • Numerous kinds of trees and shrubs
  • Beautiful features like a waterfall.
  • Orchards and vegetable gardens.
  • Volleyball area
  • Picnic area

The Gardens hosts many summer activities including weddings and social occasions. They are open year round until dark.

(Hey, Guys! Maybe take a date here for a daytime picnic.)

#4: Smith Park

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The most popular park of the Rexburg Community!

Here, you’ll find:

  • Gazebo (Can be reserved but costs a fee)
  • Picnic areas (Can be reserved but costs a fee)
  • Baseball fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Kiddie Park
  • Playground Equipment
  • Antique steam engine
  • Barbecue areas

Smith park does a lot in the summer activities from concerts to art displays.

And, Finally #5: Community Park

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Open especially for athletic activities!

Here, you’ll find:

  • A park adjacent to the Madison High School baseball fields
  • An open field to play football

This park doesn’t have much to offer but it would be a key place to play some football, baseball or maybe capture the flag.

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Andrew Davis is a graphic designer, techno musician, creative writer, and dreamer. He’ll be attending BYU Idaho as a freshman this fall.

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  1. Joel Nielson — April 30, 2010 @ 5:28 am

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    Great post Andrew! Thanks for sharing… I’m excited for this summer!

    Although tackle football in the snow is a blast also…

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