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We welcome Coast Guard approved floatation devices. These flotation devices, most typically lifejackets are designed to keep a child’s face out of the water (be sure to check the label because not all are). Coast Guard approved floatation have been designed and tested to keep a child's face out of the water. Other lifejackets and flotation devices do not guarantee that. We welcome most toys if they are being used as a toy and not a swimming aid or float. This means noodles, balls, diving toys ext.
We do not require every child to take a swim test unless they wish to go into the lap pool or diving pool. For the swim test they will be asked to swim 50 yards (down and back) in the lap pool, on their front with their arms coming out of the water while they swim. They may rest on the opposite side of the pool for about 10 seconds then swim back. This does have to be completed on each visit for any child under the age of 14. We do this to insure that they have the stamina and endurance to participate in all the activities while swimming in deeper water.
We require that children 5 and younger have a parent in the pool area with them. If a parent is not present, that child will be sat out until a parent is present. Children 6 and older can be in the pool area with out a parent but will be asked to stay where they can touch unless they have taken the swim test.
The Lap Pool has limited availability Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm due to swim team practice. However, there are always 3 lanes available to the public, these lanes are located on the north side of the deck.
The Hydro Pool is closed during swim lessons Monday through Thursday from roughly 5 to 7:45 p.m. During the summer months it is closed additionally in the morning from roughly 9 am to 12 pm
We are a Red Cross Learn-to-Swim facility and offer a variety of levels, days of the week and times throughout the year. New beginner participants are welcome to sign up for Parent Child, Puddle Jumpers, Preschool 1 or Level 1 based on the age of the child. If you feel they are more advanced, we offer swim evaluations where one of our certified staff hops in the water with the child to assess their skills and abilities. This insures correct level placement for your child and protects the quality of the lessons for others previously registered.
The Nampa Recreation Center follows the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for pool temperatures.
A public right of way is defined as an improved or unimproved public property dedicated or deeded to the City for the purpose of providing vehicular, pedestrian, and public use.
The City of Nampa’s Right of Way Tree Planting Program was established in 1991 to promote our urban forest and to assist property owners in the planting of trees within their right of way. In 1999, the Right of Way planting area was expanded to include 15 feet beyond the property’s original right of way. This expanded the planting area enabling more property owners the opportunity to participate in the program.
A permit to plant or remove a tree in a Public Right of Way is required by City Ordinance. There is no fee for the permit. The forestry department regulates the planting and removal of ROW trees for several reasons, including location and tree species
The location for planting individual trees along the street right-of-way is selected by the forester to ensure that trees will not interfere with:
Only species approved by the city forester may be planted along the street right-of-way. Keep in mind that only trees listed on an individual permit may be planted at a given site. The forester considers the space available along with other factors such as proximity to neighboring trees and overhead wires to recommend trees that are best suited for each site. This will avoid problems with a tree species being planted that is too large or unsuited for the available space.
The owner of the abutting property, at the owner’s expense, shall prune all trees located within the public right of way.
If a tree has a broken branch in the right-of-way you may call the City Forester at 468-5723 to obtain a permit. There is no fee for the permit. The City Forester can give guidelines on proper procedures to care for the tree or give you information to contact a licensed tree company to perform the work.
Usually, if the tree is between the street and sidewalk it is considered a right-of-way tree. If in doubt, please check with the city forester at 468-5723 for clarification.
Contact a licensed tree company. Remember that a permit is required.
No we do not trim private trees. The City trims only trees that interfere with street sign visibility, vision triangles, and city roadwork.
No. Idaho Power hires qualified line clearing contractors to keep the power lines clear. Idaho Power has the knowledge to create necessary line clearances while at the same time considering each tree's species, size, and natural shape.
If you have a tree near a power line that you think needs to be pruned or removed, or if you notice a tree interfering with power lines, contact Idaho Power at 800-488-6151.
If tree limbs from your neighbor’s tree overhang your property it is suggested you ask the neighbor if they will take care of the situation or give you permission to trim the tree. Hopefully, this problem can be handled with out dispute.
No, at this time the city does not have the resources to provide this service; you need to call a private arborist.
A permit must be obtained before planting a tree in the Right of Way. There is no charge for the permit. Please contact the City Forester at 208-468-5723.
Typically low to medium height trees that are not deemed a nuisance and are adapted to Nampa’s climate and can be pruned away from power lines, road and sidewalk surfaces are allowed. However, the City of Nampa specifies which species of trees can be planted in the right of way. A complete list of allowable trees is available from the City Forester.
The following list of trees are not approved:
No, we do not recycle wreaths.
It is unlawful for any person to damage or mutilate any tree within any street or public ground of the City.
The Nampa Recreation Center (NRC) prides itself on being a "family facility" and we encourage all family members to engage in healthy activities. For the safety of our patrons, we ask that adults directly supervise children under 12 while they use cardio equipment or the indoor track. NRC staff monitors all areas of the facility throughout the day, however, they cannot be everywhere at once. If you see inappropriate behavior or use of NRC equipment and amenities, please notify a staff member so they may remedy the situation.
A towel service is a costly option that we've decided not to offer. With the funds saved from having members provide their own towels the Rec Center can spend this money on new equipment and better service.
The Program Desk tries to accommodate most programs by staying open until 7 p.m. Unfortunately it is not cost effective for us to stay open until 10 p.m. like the Rec Center front desk.
There are other avenues of registration for customers to use when the program desk is closed. There is a drop-box located to the left of the program desk that allows registrations to be filled out and paid when the desk is closed. We open the box each morning and register all dropped forms first thing in the morning. Our website allows for registrations whenever it is convenient for you.
Close to half a million people walking through our doors every year, and with that kind of traffic we need to devote a lot of resources to maintain our cleanliness. We have a custodial and maintenance staff of 13 employees who work starting at 3:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. the next day. They have regular cleaning checklists that encompass everything from washing windows to mopping floors.
Even with this large staff and long hours the Rec Center can have areas of heavy use that need more attention. Therefore to minimize the impact on our patrons, we close the entire facility for 4 days each year to address those needs. The closure occurs Thursday through Sunday after Labor Day in September.
Please help us by reporting any conditions you find that are not completely clean or in shape. We will gladly spend some extra time in taking care of a specific problem area.
The Nampa Recreation Center has held different hours over the weekend throughout its history. The Saturday and Sunday hours have been adjusted to accommodate the majority of our patrons needs while allowing for some time for staff training, cleaning, and building maintenance during the closed hours.
Yes! All group and aquatic fitness classes are free with your paid membership or day pass.
The NRC Group and Water Fitness schedules are designed to provide safe, effective and comprehensive fitness programming for a variety of fitness levels. Class formats and times are constantly evaluated to ensure we meet the needs of our customers while offering quality programming. If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Group or Water Fitness Coordinator.
Yes, children 12 and under may attend classes when accompanied by an adult and instructor approval, doing body weight exercises only.
Children 13 and older may attend without an adult and with instructor approval. However, the instructor has discretion whether the child is mature enough to safely participate in class.
No. During shallow water classes you are touching the bottom of the pool at all times.
However, for a deep water class you must feel comfortable in a deep water environment. Flotation equipment will be provided.
Yes, pre-registration is required and can be done at the program desk Monday trough Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You must call in by 12:30 p.m. to get a credit.
The credit remains on your account until you register for additional days or another Nampa Recreational Center or NRD program. At that time you will be given the opportunity to authorize the credit be applied.
Credits do not roll over to another day automatically.
A $5 late fee is added to the account if the registration fee is not paid by 7 p.m. of the day the child attends.
No, but you can register online. We can take payments over the phone is we have a completed registration form. Registration forms can be faxed, emailed or dropped in our drop box.
Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, or 5 to 12 years old, can attend Kids in Action.
Yes, but only if your child attends Nampa public schools. Transportation is not available for children outside of the Nampa public schools.
Yes, if full day Kids in Action service is provided.
Yes, we offer full-day care for those children not attending kindergarten that day and a before-and-half-day option for those attending kindergarten part of the day (i.e. charter schools).
Several activities are provided, including:
13 students are assigned to 1 counselor.
No, Kids in Action is a day camp program that emphasizes recreational pursuits.
6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Kids In Action Program ends at 6:30 p.m. and all children must be signed out by an authorized pick-up person by that time. If you are unable to be here, a $5 late fee will be applied for every 1/2 hour after 6:30 p.m.
Anyone that has been listed on your child's Kids In Action Profile Sheet. Eligible pick up people must be 18 years of age and may be required to show ID.
Our Kids In Action staff consists of many people and may not be familiar with every family. Please do not be offended by our asking. It is for your child's safety that we verify who is picking up your child.
Yes! Our staff will take your child to their program while attending Kids In Action. Please let our staff know the dates and times of the program your child is registered for and send any necessary clothes that may be required.
If a program ends after 6:30 p.m, your child is still required to be signed out of Kids In Action by 6:30 p.m.
The sexton is the official in charge of day-to-day cemetery administration and maintenance.
A traditional burial is a burial in which the deceased is placed in a casket and holding vault. Once the body is placed in a casket it is then placed in an outer container which is generally made of concrete.
Yes, Kohlerlawn Cemetery has lots and spaces available for sale. The original side (Eastside) of the cemetery has many spaces available. Areas on the Eastside and the Westside of the original section of the cemetery were originally left open for walkways.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s the walkway spaces were made available for sale. In 2002 Kohlerlawn opened a new one-acre section that also has spaces for sale.
All spaces are 4 by 12 feet. The total number of spaces in a lot varies depending on the location. Generally there are 6 to 8 spaces per lot.
A lot is a section of ground made up of more than one gravesite space.
A double depth grave space refers to a gravesite that is dug 9 feet for the first interment. The second interment is placed directly above the first at a depth of 6 feet.
Cremation refers to the act of consuming the deceased by fire.
A cremation space is designated for the sole purpose of the burial of cremains. A cremation space is half the size of a full space and only up to two cremations can be interred.
Up to five cremations are allowed on one full space. No outer container is required with the burial of cremations at this time.
A mausoleum is a tomblike structure or building for the burial of dead bodies.
A columbarium is a structure that contains niches for the placement of cinerary urns, e.g. urns with cremains.
The sexton sets the depth of the traditional grave. A traditional burial is generally the depth of 6 feet at the base of the grave.
The sexton sets the depth of the cremation grave. A cremation grave is usually the depth of 2 and a half feet. If the cremains are placed on an existing gravesite it will be placed on top of the outer container.
The Nampa Recreation Center is a self funded facility. That means that we must recover enough revenue to cover our expenses in payroll, utilities, new equipment, etc. We are not a tax subsidized facility which means that in order to keep up with rising costs, we must increase our rates. They typically raise at the current rate of inflation.
No. The purchase of a Nampa Recreation Center annual membership obligates you to the entire year membership. Nampa Recreation Center memberships are non-refundable. Monthly payment options may be cancelled with no penalty after the completion of 12 monthly payments.
Yes, you may transfer your membership to another person as long as they are not a current member of the Nampa Recreation Center. You must contact the Nampa Rec Center front desk to process a transfer and there is a $30 transfer fee.
The Nampa Recreation Center was founded on the idea that it would remain an affordable place for all families. When the original pricing structure was put in place it was designed that the Couple Membership would include children for free, no matter if there were 2 children or 6 children. This has become known as the Family Membership.
No. The bank allows us one day per month to process the payments and that is on the 1st of the month.
Yes, you may pay off your membership contract in full early. For details please contact our Membership Coordinator.
The schedule of the Play Center has always been based on the most popular Fitness class schedules for parents of children ages infant through 5 years, as well as allowing for the normal times when parents are meeting their school children after school and young children are taking naps.
Some 6 year old children have a very different energy level than is safe to be around the infants and toddlers. They are bigger, move faster, and have more energy to be active.
We did test out having 6 year-olds in when we first opened the Play Center, but found it to be boring for them and unsafe for the younger children.
There are other things 6 year-olds are able to do while you work out, just ask the front desk for options.
The parent or guardian who signs the child in is the only person allowed to take the child out. If both parents are able to pick up the child, both parents need to be on the sign in sheet.
There is a Special Circumstance Form available and is addressed on a case by case basis. Please see Play Center Supervisor for more information.
We allow 10 minutes for you to get to and from your class without charge. If you are over the 10 minutes, we charge you for another half hour.
The Play Center staff is made up of trained childcare professionals certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid.
Parents are welcome to help their child get settled, but after a few minutes it's really best for the parent to leave.
The Play Center has an illness policy, which requires that parents keep their child out of the Play Center if they have any contagious illness.
We discourage children from bringing in their own toys as this causes many problems. The Play Center has many age appropriate toys available for all the children to use.
No. The Play Center is not a licensed day care and for liability reasons we need to be able to contact a parent on the premises in case of an emergency.
The Play Center staff is very experienced with helping ease the separation and will work with you to make your child feel comfortable as soon as possible. We are able to page the parent if the child is not calming down after a reasonable amount of time.
The Play Center has limited space and is intended for families to have a place to leave their children while they work out. There is a Special Circumstance Form available at the Play Center that allow for temporary child check in and out for "non-parents" when necessary. Please see Play Center Supervisor for more information.
The Pooch Party-Stroll and Splash started in 2007 as the Pooch Pool Party, a dog only swimming event at Lakeview Pool. Given the overwhelming success of this event, we have expanded the party to include not only a dog swim, pet-friendly vendor booths and a raffle, but a 1-mile walk around Lakeview Park, entertainment, contests and more.
You can register at any Zamzows (up until one week prior to the event date), online, in-person at the Program Desk in the Nampa Recreation Center or by mail to:131 Constitution WayNampa, ID 83686
We encourage every person to be registered for the Pooch Party-Stroll and Splash as fees support the Nampa Dog Park. The Nampa Dog Park provides a safe place for people and their dogs to exercise and socialize. The Nampa Dog Park opened to the public on July 20, 2009, and we need your help to complete the park’s permanent restrooms and other amenities.
If you are unable to attend the event you may still register to receive a t-shirt and gift. You may also make a donation of any amount online or in-person at the Nampa Recreation Center Program Desk.
On the day of the event go to the info/registration table at the Pooch Party to sign up for the contests. All contest participants must be registered for the Pooch Party.
Any remaining t-shirts ($10) and gifts ($5) will be available for purchase at the Pooch Party or after the event at the Nampa Recreation Center.
You may pick up your packet at the Program Desk in the Nampa Recreation Center on the Friday before the event between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at the registration booth on the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. If you register online, please bring your printed confirmation. We suggest that you pick up your t-shirt packet prior to the day of the event.
Packet pickup and vendor booths open at 9 a.m. The one mile dog walk begins promptly at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Park. After the walk, participants will enjoy entertainment, booths, contests, raffle and the dog swim (the swimming pool opens at 11 a.m.).
Street traffic will be modified temporarily to accommodate the large number of walkers, so it is not possible to accommodate late arrivals. The walk begins promptly at 10 a.m. Packet pickup and vendor booths open at 9 a.m.
The festivities will take place at Lakeview Park, on 7th Street North. The start and finish line for the one mile walk will be located east of the swimming pool at Lakeview Park.
On the day of the event, free parking will be available in the Lakeview parking lots and on surrounding streets.
The Pooch Party-Stroll and Splash will go on rain or shine. The swimming portion of the event could be canceled if lightning occurs.
Days depend on what class you register for. See current schedule for dates and times. All classes will follow the Nampa School District traditional calendar.
3 year-olds must turn 3 by May 1st and be completely potty trained. 4 year-olds must turn 4 by September 1st.
Yes, parent helpers are needed each day in class. Parents can sign up during preschool orientation.
Class is held in the Nampa Recreation Center preschool room.
Tuition is paid monthly and due on the first of each month.
No, unfortunately, online tuition payments are not available. However, monthly tuition payments can be made by phone by calling our Program Desk at 468-5858.
You can also set up monthly automatic payments. That form is available at the Program Desk or during Preschool Orientation at the beginning of the school year.
Yes, a $5 late will be applied if tuition is not paid by the 10th of that month.
Residency does not qualify an adult child to be included in a family membership. However, if you can show that they are a legal dependent by providing proof you claimed them on your most recent income taxes and they are between the ages of 19 and 21 then you may include them in your family membership.
Anyone included in a family membership must show proof of legal dependency. Unless a custody issue exists, relatives cannot be part of your family membership.
No. To be eligible for a NRC Family Pass the primary member and spouse must be legally married.
Yes, under certain circumstances. Please contact our Membership Coordinator for guidelines at 208-468-5777.
Yes, the Nampa Rec Center offers top rope climbing on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The bouldering cave is open anytime the Rec Center is open. There will occasionally be classes or school groups that will use the bouldering cave and will limit its availability.
No, we offer a wide variety of routes that range from kid beginners to difficult.
The weight room is reserved for individuals 15 years and older. Youth 13 and 14 years old may obtain weight room privileges by completing the Nampa Rec Center's (NRC) Youth Strength Training Course. The NRC offers the ZONE for 10 to 14 years old and functional training under certain parameters for those as young as 6 years old. Each youth participant must complete an orientation with a trainer and sign a “Youth Training Pledge and Consent” form along with their parent before engaging in training.
A fully enclosed shoe must be worn.
Modest clothing that allows evaporative cooling must be worn in the weight room and on the cardio equipment.
No, due to professional and liability issues only Nampa Rec Center employees can provide personal training. All of our trainers are nationally certified, degreed, and experienced. All customers receive four free personal training sessions per year.
Children between ages 6 to 12 years. They must have a hand stamp from the front desk and sign themselves in and out of the YAC.
No. They are responsible for signing themselves in and out as they choose.
Our staff will ask them to use the equipment appropriately and to share and take turns with the other children. If they are not following those instructions, they will be asked to leave the YAC for the remainder of the day and try again another day.
No, but they may leave the YAC and eat at the snack tables and then return when they are finished.
Activities we have include: