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Lakeview Park


Amphitheater Reservation Form (PDF)

Lakeview Park is Nampa’s oldest and perhaps most scenic park. The picturesque Lakeview Park is more than 44 acres in size and is located along the entrance into Nampa from the Garrity exit. In 1888 Orson F. Persons homesteaded what is now known as Lakeview Park. Today, many people are surprised to learn that there was a lake in the park, named Lake Ethel, used for swimming and fishing. Lake Ethel was a man-made lake constructed originally to store irrigation water from Mason Creek.


Lakeview is a landmark community park; visitors will enjoy the mature trees and the attractive scenery. Available for reservation are two covered picnic shelters with power and water. In addition to reserving the picnic shelters, community members may also reserve the beautiful rose garden for weddings or the amphitheater for outdoor concerts and plays. Holding large functions at Lakeview Park is appealing to many groups due to the park’s large picnic shelters, sizeable open areas, mature landscape, and easy access.

Lakeview Park is home to several sporting opportunities. Les Goodman Baseball field is located on the south end of the park near Lakeview Water Park. Horseshoe pits are located east of 16th Avenue in the Maple Grove area and a sand volleyball court is available to the public. South of the park is an outdoor basketball court named Creech’s Court.

Have fun on the playground equipment, play a variety of sports, feed the ducks and go swimming all in one location.


  • Amphitheater (1,000 seat Capacity)
  • Barbecue Areas
  • Baseball / Softball Fields
  • BMX Track
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Duck Pond
  • Historic Displays featuring a military jet and a M-60 Tank
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Multiple Active and Passive Areas
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Playground Equipment
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rose Garden
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Two Reservable Covered Picnic Shelters (with Power and Water)
  • Story Trail Pathway

Photo Gallery

To view more photos of Lakeview Park, view the Photo Gallery.