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Posted on: April 24, 2023

May Events with Nampa Parks & Rec

Press Release from Nampa Parks and Rec

Check out the programs and classes being offered for the month of May from the Nampa Parks & Recreation Department. For more information or to register, please call 208-468-5858, go online to, or stop by the Harward Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way in Nampa.

Traditions Tang Soo Do

This class teaches self-confidence, builds self-esteem, and improves balance, while establishing discipline and courtesy towards others. Participants will learn age-appropriate self-defense and weapons training. These classes are non-violent; sparring is optional. 

Clothing and Equipment: Students should wear loose fitting clothing, such as sweatpants and a t-shirt. No jewelry or watches during class. A mouth guard and a groin protector cup (males) are recommended.

Ages 6-12

May 1-31

Mondays & Wednesdays


Ages 13 & up

Mondays & Wednesdays


Harward Rec Center

Member $35/month, Non-Member $41/month

$5 late fee applies on the 1st of the month

Indoor Pickleball Lessons

Pickleball is a combination of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. It is played on a badminton size court using a whiffle ball and composite paddle. It is easy for beginners to learn and can develop into competitive play for experienced players. Class is for active older adults.

May 2-23



Harward Rec Center 

Member $75, Non-Member $82

Instructors: Nick and Tami Leach

Tai Chi Classes

The beginning class covers the fundamentals of Tai Chi including basic movements, breathing, meditation, warm-up form and an introduction on the Yang Style Short form. The intermediate class continues with movements, breathing, meditation, the Yang Short form, Yang Long form and an introduction to push hands (Tai Chi sparring).

May 2-30


Beginning: 6:30-7:30pm

Intermediate: 7-8:30pm

Harward Rec Center

Member $30/month, Non-Member $36/month

$5 late fee applies on the 1st of the month 

Women’s Self-Defense & Fitness 

This class is designed for women of all ages, sizes, and athletic abilities. The class covers situational awareness, releases, proper falling and recovery techniques, effective punches, strikes, kicks, improved fitness, and basic martial arts etiquette. Students should wear loose fitting clothing, such as sweatpants and a t-shirt. It is recommended that an adult accompanies youth 12-17 years. 



Harward Rec Center 

Member $30/month, Non-Member $36/month 

$5 late fee applies on the 1st of the month

HRC Preschool 

Providing your child with a variety of positive experiences to help develop self-esteem and prepare them for kindergarten. Teacher bio can be found on our website on the “Staff Directory” page.

Registration for new students for the 2023-2024 school year begins Friday, May 5 at 8am.

Bob Ross Style Painting

Have you ever wanted to paint? Do you think it is possible in just ONE day for you to walk away with a painting that anyone would be proud to display on their wall? Well, it IS, and you CAN! No previous painting experience required. All supplies included to complete a 12” x 16” painting in class. Registration due the Thursday before the class. 

May 6 or May 20 


Harward Recreation Center 

Member $75, Non-Member $85 

Instructor: Sherry Pence

Get Golf Ready Clinic 

Get Golf Ready is an opportunity for adults to learn the game of golf in a fun and relaxed environment. The clinics will cover the basic fundamentals of golf, golf etiquette, and provide an on-course experience at the end of the class. All classes will be taught by PGA Professionals and clubs will be provided if needed. 

May 8-June 12 


6-7pm (the last two classes will be 6-8pm) 

Ridgecrest Golf Club 


Coed Outdoor 4 on 4 Volleyball League

Join Nampa Parks and Rec for this Outdoor Volleyball League. Games will be played in a 4 on 4 format. Each team will play one self-officiated match with a total of 8 matches. Teams with the best record at the end of the season will be awarded champion t-shirts. 

Ages 15 and up 

May 30-July 25 



Harward Recreation Center Back Lawn 

Team fee: $60 by May 10, $70 by May 17

Outdoor Cornhole League 

Sign up to compete in our Outdoor Coed Cornhole League. Teams will play a best-of-three self-officiated match every week for a 7-week season with a single elimination tournament to conclude the season. Cancellation scoring will be used. Roster size of 4 maximum. 45 minute time limit. A competitive and recreational division will be available. 

May 30-July 25 



Harward Recreation Center Back Lawn

Team Fee: $50 by May 10, $60 by May 17

Three Island Crossing and the Oregon Trail

Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we visit the Three Island Crossing Visitor’s Center and drive a portion of the Oregon Trail. Trip includes transportation, tour, lunch, and water.

May 10 


 Depart and Return: Harward Rec Center 


Rappelling Class 

This class is designed for individuals who have little or no prior experience in rappelling. Rappelling is the act of descending a rope in a safe and controlled manner. These classes are held the second Friday of the month. Come learn basic rappelling principles at our 30-foot climbing wall. Participants will learn how to descend a rope with an ATC and Figure Eight while having a focus on safety. This class does not cover anchor building for outdoor rappelling. This class is a great way to develop the confidence needed to pursue additional technical skills. 

Ages 12 and up 

May 12 


Harward Rec Center

Member $25, Non-Member $30

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

In this one-day class learn information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Course includes handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and CD with fun activities and support resources. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Red Cross Babysitter Training Certification card. Please bring a sack lunch. 

Ages 11-15 

May 13 


Harward Rec Center 

Member $66, Non-Member $78

Making Macarons 

The Macaron is a French pastry that is known for its shape and composition. Although tricky to make, you can learn how to create this delicate dessert and impress your friends and family with your new skill! Please bring your own hand mixer. Participants will take home 8-12 macarons. 

Ages 12 and up 

May 13 - Lemon Raspberry 


Harward Rec Center

Member $45, Non-Member $50

Beginning Rock Climbing 

This class is designed for individuals who have little or no experience in rock climbing. Come learn the basics of climbing, including movement, hand positioning, footwork, belaying, and safety. 

Ages 14 and up 

May 13 


Harward Rec Center 

Member $15, Non-Member $21

Youth Strength Training Course

By successfully completing this 4-day course, youth ages 13 and 14 years will be granted use of the weight room including the free weights (some restrictions apply). This course will focus on safe, productive training and practical experience. Participants are required to attend the entire class and pass both a written and practical exam. Classes require preregistration at the Program Desk. 

Ages 13-14 


6-8:30pm (9:30pm on the last night) 


Harward Rec Center 

Member $17, Non-Member $56

Balance & Fall Prevention Class 

This class will help increase mobility and independence by improving lower body strength, endurance, flexibility, and bone mass, which can help reduce the risk of falling. Medical clearance required.  

May 22-June 28 



Mondays & Wednesdays 

Harward Rec Center 

Member Free, Non-Member $35

Strength Training for Women

This six-week course will cover a variety of equipment and free weights helping you to feel more comfortable in the weight room. You will learn more about weight room etiquette and jargon, safe and effective training techniques, the five fitness components and their benefits, and have lots of time to practice what you learn! 

May 23-June 29 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Harward Rec Center 

Member $30, Non-Member $69

Nampa Recreation Department T-ball, Baseball & Softball Sponsored by Toyota and Pepsi

This recreation program is designed to promote participation, develop fundamental skills and have fun in a mildly competitive environment. Practices and games will be held at Skyview Park. All players will receive a t-shirt uniform, team hat, certificate of participation and a medal. Players must meet the minimum age requirement on or before June 5, 2023. Programs begin with daily practices (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs for T-ball) until the season starts. Once the season begins, games will be played 2-3 days a week with no further practices scheduled. Volunteer coaches are always needed!

Ages:  T-ball:  4-5; Coed T-ball 5-6; Softball:  7-8, 9-11, or 12-14; Baseball:  7-8, 9-11, or 12-14

Practices: June 5 – June 15

Games: June 19 – July 13

$45 (Register by May 23 to receive a $5 discount)

McCall Lake Cruise 

Escape the city for the cool, fresh mountain air of McCall. Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we journey north for the afternoon in McCall, enjoy an opportunity to walk and shop downtown, and a 90-minute boat tour on Payette Lake. Drinks and snacks onboard are available for purchase. Our trip includes transportation and boat tour. You will not want to forget your camera for this beauty! 

May 24 


Depart & Return: Harward Rec Center 


Registration deadline May 1 

No refunds after May 1

Orah Brandt Park Splash Pad

7999 Cherry Lane, Nampa 

The splash pad will open for the season on May 29. 

Hours of operation are 10am-9pm daily 

(Hours may be adjusted in relationship to daylight hours).


Basic Archery: Students will learn basic technique and form using a compound bow. Equipment, safety and elements of shooting will be covered. 

Advanced Archery: Class will cover equipment, safety and advanced form and technique using a compound bow.

All classes held at Nampa Bow Chiefs, 222 West Railroad. Equipment is provided. Students may use their own equipment with instructor approval. 

Registration deadline is the Friday prior to class. 


May 30-June 8 

Basic (Ages 7-12) 6-7pm 

Basic (Ages 13-17) 7-8pm


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