The city of Nampa and Nampa Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to join the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Orah Brandt Park on 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13. A short presentation will take place near Franklin Boulevard at the entrance of the Franklin Village subdivision.
Last year Don Brandt, a Nampa developer, donated 28.2 acres that will be developed into a new city park. The future park is located at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Cherry Lane.
“We are very thankful for the Brandt family and this great gift to the city,” Nampa Parks and Recreation Director Darrin Johnson said. “When the park is built, it will be enjoyed by Nampa families for many generations to come.”
The first phase will cost approximately $600,000 and will include grass, parking and road improvements.
“The park will be built in phases and our department is looking forward to offering a great park on the North side of Nampa that will help serve the many neighborhoods in the area,” said Johnson.
A preliminary plan of Orah Brandt Park includes a large playground, swimming pool, sport practice fields, and space for park visitors to play basketball, soccer, pickleball, futsal, disc golf and baseball.