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Welcome to the City of Caldwell Parks Department. It is our mission to assure each member of our community has a beautiful, safe, and enjoyable city to recreate in, to make sure our parks and city right of ways are clean, the forestry is healthy, and the community is proud to make use of our facilities. Please see park details in our Park Directory below.

Contact Us

Caldwell Parks Department
618 Irving Street
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Phone: (208) 455-3060
Email: caldwellparks@cityofcaldwell.org
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday


Park hours:  6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Restroom hours:  8:00 a.m. - Dusk
Restrooms Closed November 1st thru March

Pets must be on a leash - owner responsible for cleaning up after their pet. Pets are not allowed at Brothers Park or the Quad at Pipe Dream Park, as these are sports complexes.

No vehicles allowed on grass without permission

Please click HERE to schedule your event at one of our City Parks.

Rental Fees

Park Reservation Policy
The following reservations can be made at Caldwell Parks and Recreation, 618 Irving St. or call 455-3060. Reservations can be made up to one year in advance of the date required.

Rose Garden Rental 
This is a perfect setting for weddings. Roses are in bloom from June until the first frost in the fall. The Rose Garden is available for rental from April through September. The cost is $50 for 2 hours or $90 for 4 hours. This fee covers the garden only, chair rental is not included. Electricity is available.

Luby Park Gazebo Rental 
This gazebo style shelter in Luby Park is open for reservations. This covered shelter is available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, and family events. The rates are: 4 hours or less: $50; over 4 hours or all day: $75. This fee includes electrical outlets and four picnic tables located on the shelter.

Memorial Park Bandshell Rental 
The Bandshell in Memorial Park is a covered shelter used for reunions, special events, birthdays, and wedding receptions. It is available for rent 12 months prior to your event. The rates are: 4 hours or less: $75,  over 4 hours or all day: $125. This fee includes several electrical outlets and twelve picnic tables which are permanently located in the shelter. Water is available on site.        

Mallard Park Picnic Shelter Rental
Caldwell’s newest park located at the corner of 10th Ave. and Orchard near Lake Lowell. This new park consists of 6 shelters available for rent. Other amenities include a handicap accessible playground, basketball court, walking paths, an amphitheater, and disc golf course. Rates for shelter are: large shelters (two): 4 hours or less  $60; over 4 hours or all day $100. Small shelters (four): 4 hours or less $50; over 4 hours or all day $75.

Pipe Dream Park Gazebo Rental 
This new gazebo style shelter in Pipe Dream Park is open for reservations. This covered shelter is available for birthday parties and family events. The rates are: 4 hours or less: $50; over 4 hours or all day: $75. This fee includes electrical outlets and four picnic tables located on the shelter.

Curtis Park 
This gated park is located off Channel Rd. along the Boise River. This wilderness park supports wildlife, footpaths, and a natural spring. Great for weekend outings. There is a $50 per day fee to use this park, reservations must be made at the Parks office and a $20 key deposit fee is required. The $20 key deposit is refunded to the customer when the key is returned.

Caldwell Pool Rental 
The Caldwell pool is available for rent during the months of June – August.  Rental times are: Weekdays: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Weekends: 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. *Some weekday rentals available at 6:30 p.m. the second week in August. The rental fee is based on occupancy. Call Caldwell Recreation at 208 455-3060 for more information.

Alcohol Permit

No alcohol will be allowed in any Caldwell Park without a permit. Contact the Caldwell Police Department at (208)455-3118.

The permit can be filled out then printed or printed and filled out by hand. After filling out the form please bring to the Caldwell Police Department for approval. Any form without an authorizing signature will not be accepted and will result in a ticket.

Parks Directory

The Caldwell Rose Garden is the perfect site for memorable garden weddings, located in Luby Park off of Marble Front Road.

Experience the tranquil country ambiance with the enchanting flower gardens, and romantic rose covered arbors, all of which create the ideal setting for weddings.


In the late 1920’s discussion was had in Caldwell regarding ways to improve and beautify the pump house in Luby Park. It was known that Dr. William J. Boone, long time member of the community and founder of Albertson College of Idaho loved roses. In the 1930’s these two ideas were brought together with the WPA (Works Projects Administration). The rose garden was established in 1933. The men of the project built the rock ledges and businesses donated funds for the roses. Soon a Rose society was organized and working with the City of Caldwell each has been instrumental in keeping the grounds in good condition.

In the 1950’s roses were given to passengers of the Union Pacific Railroad’s “Portland Rose” passenger train as it stopped in Caldwell. The garden held over 4,000 plants of 150 varieties in 1952. Varieties of roses include Old European Roses, Noisettes, Damask Perpetual, China Roses, Shrub Roses, Rugosa Roses, Polyanthas, Hybrid Perpetuals, Tea Roses, Species Roses, Climbers and Ramblers. The garden has several varieties to enjoy.

In the 1970’s members of the Forward Club of Caldwell distributed roses to establishments in the town. These many acts of sharing have brought much enjoyment to many in the town.

Information from the Caldwell Public Library

Rental Fees

  • 0-2 Hrs - $50.00
  • 2-4 Hrs - $90.00

To reserve the Rose Garden please contact Caldwell Parks Department at 208-455-3060 or click here to view a calendar of events.

Facts About Roses

The rose probably has been cultivated as long as any ornamental plant and holds a warmer place in the hearts of the people than does any other flower. In fact molecular biologists, who use DNA molecules to estimate age, can trace roses back some 200 million years! It has figured in the literature of all ages and nations. Its name is practically the same in all languages. It is loved by poor and rich alike for its beauty of form and color and for its delicious fragrance. Roses before 1861 are considered “old” roses after this date they are considered modern roses.

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