In addition to being home of great companies, we are a full service community. Among our many assets is the Ford Idaho Center and Horse park, one of the largest indoor arenas in Idaho with a horse park that attracts regional and National horse shows. There are many opportunities for entertainment and cultural attractions throughout our community. As a City, we are proud of our continuous investments in our parks, pathways, and Downtown.
Nampa offers the amenities of a big city, the authentic charm of a small town, but with BIG TIME fun and activities for all ages.
Nampa's family-friendly community has a distinct cultural heritage. From its early days people relied on family members, neighbors and churches to see them through the ups and downs of the agricultural economy. That cultural heritage embraces an attitude that no one is irrelevant. Nampa's can-do spirit comes from the strength we get from a supportive family, community and a mutual respect for individual liberty and hard work.
Everywhere in Nampa one sees the fruits of volunteerism. Community members helped build the city's Ridgecrest Golf Course, the magnificent Nampa Recreation Center, the Salvation Army Community Family Shelter, various parks, schools and churches. The community rallies when schools need to be built, houses painted or leaves picked up. "Nampans have a selfless and collaborative way of getting things done."
An enormous amount of time, money and energy goes into providing Nampa's youth with a rich childhood. Its schools, library, Boys and Girls Club and numerous non-profit community events and agencies all give young people opportunities to grow.
It's easy to see why Nampa has been named among the Top 100 Communities for Youth, and one of the Top 10 Best Affordable Places To Live by Livability.
Adjacent to the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Nampa boasts tremendous recreation opportunities, with swimming, boating, fishing and bird watching, or take a tour along the Sunny Slope Wine Trail. Nature's bounty surrounds Nampa.
About 15 miles south of town, the Snake River winds through a dramatic desert canyon, with rocks painted with petroglyphs dating back 10,000 years. About 30 miles to the north is the Boise Front, with Bogus Basin Mountain ski resort, vast public land, water activities (kayaking, whitewater rafting, and relaxing on the Boise River), and amazing sightseeing. The area offers hunting, biking, golf, and camping. If sports is more to your liking, take in a Boise State football game; a Boise Hawks baseball game; or join the Idaho Steelheads for a little hockey. The Greenbelt walking and biking path runs throughout Nampa.