GMPRD currently has three lovely parks for your enjoyment. Our Parks are open from sunup to sundown. Restrooms are available during the summer months, or for scheduled events. Please be respectful of others when in the parks. Please clean up after yourself and your children or pets. PLEASE NOTE! If you have lost anything in one of our parks, the lost and found is located at our office at 310 N. Hawthorne. Please call 585-3461 or stop by the office if you have lost something! Found items are retained in the office for 30 days.
COLEMAN HOMES: Thomas Coleman of Coleman homes has graciously allowed our soccer programs to practice on his sod farm located on Willis Road. This is a temporary but important addition to our parks and GMPRD and our soccer organizations are very grateful!
PAYNE PARK: Located between the Nottingham Greens subdivision and The Heights Elementary School, Payne Park is our newest addition, and has come a long way! It currently hosts Little Kids Baseball, and Soccer practice, as well as Optimist football and the cheerleading program. The new baseball diamond is almost complete! Future plans for this site include a bridge across the canal, and constructed restrooms, as well as paving the second parking lot.
FOOTE PARK: Located on the corner of North Middleton Road and Cornell Street, just South of Mill Creek Elementary School, Foote Park is currently our largest park at 23 acres. It hosts the majority of the soccer games in town, as well as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Harvest Festival and the Fourth of July Aerial Fireworks Display.
We hope you are enjoying the fountain and splash toys which are open from Memorial weekend through Labor Day.
GMPRD has applied for and been awarded a grant to construct a pathway, which when finished will provide a safer way for the kids to get to Mill Creek School and link most of Middleton with a beautiful walking/biking trail.
Remember! Bricks can still be purchased to be placed in the courtyard at the fountain. What a great way to leave a lasting legacy in our great town!
HAWTHORNE PARK: Located on North Hawthorne Drive, this park is equipped with 6 baseball diamonds, 1 soccer playing field and 1 practice soccer field. It has restroom facilities, and fun playground equipment. Hawthorne is also enjoyed by joggers, walkers, picnickers and is the site of the USDA lunch program during the summer months. This park is the site for Baseball Association games and tournaments, as well as Soccer practice.
Construction is under on a new concession facility! To be complete Spring 2016!!
Future plans for this park will include paving the parking lot in front and adding more parking behind the GMPRD office located across the street. Additions to the 4th street parking lot will be 2 1/2 basketball courts and 4 horseshoe pits.
NEW!!! Community Center! 115 W. Main Street. We have been working really hard for a year to get the old elementary school gym up and running! There is still plenty to do, but the gym is ready! There is pickle ball, and open gym, we have basketball and volleyball available. There will be a production of the Nutcracker the 1st weekend in December on stage! The phone number for the Community Center is 208/629-5117. Give Hunter or Dakota a call, or just come in and check it out! Also, Optimist Bingo will be help there starting in November, and Santa’s Workshop will be held there as well on December 9th!