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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Nampa Parks and Recreation Department July Events

Press Release from Nampa Parks and Rec

Check out the programs and classes being offered for the month of July 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.


July is Family Golf Month! 

July 1-31 

Kids get a large bucket of range balls for $5 (Limit one per day) 

July 5-11 

Enjoy discounted Green Fees for kids 17 and under 

Ridgecrest Golf Club Executive 9 $10 + tax 

Adults $15 + tax (with a child under 18)


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. 

July 3-August 9 



Mondays & Wednesdays 

Harward Rec Center 

Member Free, Non-Member $35


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

July 3-26

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


Noodle Mania

Come play and float as we toss all our foam floatable noodles into the pool.

July 8

12:30-2:30pm & 2:45-4:45pm

Lakeview Water Park


Harward Rec Center Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons meet American Red Cross curriculum standards and all instructors are certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.  To view class descriptions, visit the “Aquatics” page on our website, or stop by the Recreation Department Desk.

Session 3 - July 3-13 

*No class July 4th – Makeup Friday, July 7th

Session 4 – July 17-27 (Registration opens Wednesday, July 5th)

Session 5 – July 31-August 10 (Registration opens Wednesday, July 19th)


Harward Recreation Center

Member $50; Non-Member $60


Outdoor Swim Lessons

Session 3 - July 3-13 

*No class July 4th – Makeup Friday, July 7th

Session 4 – July 17-27 (Registration opens Wednesday, July 5th)

Session 5 – July 31-August 10 (Registration opens Wednesday, July 19th)


Lakeview Waterpark OR Lincoln Pool



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).

July 11-25


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.

July 5-26



Harward Rec Center 

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

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

Injury Screening -Provided by St. Alphonsus Physical Therapy

Stop by the weight room desk to arrange a 15-minute injury assessment or sign up for one of our ongoing times. Screenings will include recommendations for injury treatment and prevention. 

All ages are welcome 

Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month (12:30-1pm) 

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (5:30-6pm) 

Harward Rec Center 

Free for Members or with day pass

Silver Screen on the Green

Come out to the park and enjoy the silver screen on a large inflatable movie screen.

Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends, and head to Optimist Park in

Nampa. Movies are free and begin at dusk.

July 7 – Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

July 14 – Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania

July 21 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2

July 28 – Rumble


Optimist Park

Summer Mario Kart & Smash Tournament Series 

Join us this summer for one of our Mario Kart Deluxe 8 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch tournament series. Although competitive in nature, this tournament series is meant to be fun for all ages and will no doubt have many levels of skill present. Tournaments will be double elimination with pool play to determine seeding. Mario Kart will be 150cc, Smart Steering and Auto Acceleration will be turned off, and no CPUs. Super Smash Bros Ultimate will have a 7-minute time limit with 3 stocks per game. 

Ages 9 and up 

July 6 - Mario Kart 


Harward Rec Center 

Member $12, Non-Member $15 

Registration due 2 days prior to event date.


Cabarton-North Fork 

Rafting Join the Nampa Recreation Department and Bear Valley Rafting Company for this full day rafting trip along the Payette River. Great for the whole family! Lunch will be provided on a beach along the way. Trip includes transportation, rafting and lunch. 

July 6 


Depart & Return: Harward Rec Center 


Registration deadline July 3 

No refunds after July 3


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 

July 7 


Harward Rec Center 

Member $25, Non-Member $30


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 

July 8  


Harward Rec Center 

Member $15 Non-Member $21


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. 

July 8 or July 22 


Harward Recreation Center 

Member $75, Non-Member $85 

Instructor: Sherry Pence


11th Annual Kids Triathlon 

Sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union and Renewal by Andersen

Ready! Set! Participate! in the Nampa Rec Department’s Kids Triathlon! This fun and challenging event is for kids ages 6-13 and will include swimming, biking and running. The 3-event race not only promotes fitness but improves your child’s self-confidence as they cross the finish line on their own. A great introduction to the sport, participants will swim in Lincoln Pool, followed by a safe bike and run on roads and grounds of Lions Park. All participants will receive an event bag and all finishers will receive a t-shirt. The transition areas will be in the parking lots. We strongly encourage friends and family to come cheer on these young competitors. 

• Ages 6-7: 1 pool length (approx. 22 yd), 3/4 mile bike, 1/4 mile run 

• Ages 8-9: 2 pool lengths, 1 1/4 mile bike, 1/2 mile run 

• Ages 10-11: 4 pool lengths, 2 1/3 mile bike, 3/4 mile run 

• Ages 12-13: 6 pool lengths, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run July 15 Lincoln Pool at Lions Park 


Registration Deadline: Monday, July 10 

All participants must wear a helmet for the bike portion and provide their own bike. Check-in and Prerace Meetings will be held by age group and exact times will be established based on the final number of participants in each age group. However, approximate check-in times are: 

12-13yr: 7:30am 

10-11yr: 8:30am 

8-9yr: 9:00am 

6-7yr: 9:45am 

Heats for each age group will start immediately following the pre-race meeting.


Kids Triathlon – Training Clinic 

Get ready for the 11th Annual Kids Triathlon with a Pre-Tri clinic. Instruction will cover the basics for the swim portion of the event, as well as an overview of the biking and running portion for each age category. Bring your bike and running shoes as we review the race course during the first half of your clinic session. Splash into the pools with our certified swim staff for the second half of each day as they work on efficient glides, kicks, front crawl and turns. 

Ages 6-13 

July 10 & 12 (ages 6-9) 

July 11 & 13 (ages 10-13) 


Meet at Lincoln Pool 



Youth Tennis 101 

Youth Tennis 101 teaches the basic concepts and strokes of the game quickly and easily in a fun, family-friendly, active and encouraging group environment. Classes will take place on multiple courts with instruction provided by Columbia Head Coach Lee Haskill. 

Ages 6-14 

Session III: July 10-13 

Session IV: July 31-August 3 

9-10am (Ages 6-8) 

10:15-11:15am (Ages 9-11) 

11:30am-12:30pm (Ages 12-14) 


Columbia High School 



Fall Ultimate Frisbee 

Dust off your frisbees and round up your team to make some frisbee highlight reels. Frisbees will be provided for the games. Teams will play 7 on 7 games on Saturdays starting on August 5 at Liberty Park in Nampa. Each team will play 8 games followed by a single elimination tournament. 

Team Fee: 

$95 by July 11 

$130 by July 18 

Players Fees: 

Nampa Resident $10, Non-Resident $15



Fall Adult Men’s & Coed Softball 

Softball designed with fun in mind! The level of play is not highly competitive. Each team plays twice a week and receives ten league games. Once the regular season has concluded, each team will be placed in the appropriate division for the end of the season double elimination tournament. League starts August 7. Games held at West Park and Skyview Park. 

August 7-September 29 

Team Fee: 

$375 by July 11 

$410 by July 18 

Players Fees: 

Nampa Resident $10, Non-Resident $15


Summer Goaltimate 

Tournament Goaltimate is a fast paced half court style Ultimate Frisbee game. Teams of 4 compete on a field approximately half the size of your typical Ultimate pitch. Teams score by tossing the frisbee to an opponent through a large half-hoop and caught in the Key (endzone). Games are two 15-minute halves with a 5 minute half time. 

July 29 


Liberty Park 

$25 by July 13 

$30 by July 20


The Old Boise Model Railroad Club 

Hidden in downtown Boise is the Old Boise Model Railroad! The railroad depicts scenes from across the Western U.S. and various types of railroads. You will find large industries, small towns, ports, plants, lumber mills and mines. Different types of rail equipment support each of these industries: box cars, flat cars, hoppers, auto racks (rail cars for carrying automobiles), passenger cars and the modern container train. Must be able to maneuver up & down stairs. 

July 11 


Depart & Return: Harward Rec Center 



Junior Golf Clinics 

This program specializes in junior golf instruction for both young men and women of all abilities. The clinics will be incredibly fun so that self-motivation and participation are assured. Clubs provided if needed. Instruction by a PGA Professional. 

Ages 8-17 

July 17-20 

12-1:15pm (Ages 8-11) 

2-3:15pm (Ages 12-17) 

Ridgecrest Golf Club 



July 24-27 

12-1:15pm (Ages 8-11) 

2-3:15pm (Ages 12-17) 

Centennial Golf Course 



SNAG (Starting New At Golf) 

SNAG is all about having FUN while learning the basics of golf. It is a proven learning and training tool for entry level golfers. This player friendly program contains all the elements of golf and allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. 

Ages 4-7 

July 17-18 


Ridgecrest Golf Club



July 24-25 


Centennial Golf Course 



Get Golf Ready 2 

Already taken Get Golf Ready? Join our Get Golf Ready 2 class. This program provides advanced instruction on the range, putting green, and chipping green for students that have participated in Get Golf Ready classes and want to continue to learn the game of golf. 

July 25-August 29 


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

Ridgecrest Golf Club 



Starlight Mountain Theatre 

Starlight Mountain Theatre is an outdoor theatre nestled in the mountains of Garden Valley. Each summer features a lineup of popular musicals. Enjoy a picnic dinner in Horseshoe Bend Park on our way to the performance. Trip includes transportation, dinner and admission to the show. 

July 26 - High School Musical 

Depart Harward Rec Center at 4:30pm 


Registration deadline by Friday before the show.

No refunds after deadline


Looking Ahead In August. .  .  .  .


·         Payette River Rafting Trip

·         Youth Volleyball Camps

·         Super Smash Ultimate Tournament

·         Nampa Festival of the Arts

·         Pooch Party

·         Adult-Fall Coed Recreational Volleyball League


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