• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Spring in Caldwell

    Angie Point

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Winter Wonderland 2019 Festival

    Destination Caldwell


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All recreational programs offered through the City of Caldwell are on a first come first serve basis. Those enrolling on the internet will be processed in “real time” meaning they will be instantly enrolled in the activity. All programs require a minimum number of students in order for that program to be held. Please sign up at least two days prior to the beginning of each class or by the deadline posted. Activities not meeting the registration requirements will be cancelled and the registrant will be notified. Participants will have the option of receiving a credit on their account or a full refund. All refunds will be processed through Caldwell City Accounts Payable and will be mailed to the participant, usually within three weeks. Please view the Refund Policy below for more detailed information.

Click here to view a list of activities offered by the Caldwell Recreation Department. Activities with information that is greyed out on the screen are not currently available for online registration; to register for these activities you will need to use the mail-in or walk-in registration options.

How to Register

Online Registration

With our online system, Active Net, you will be able to register for activities through our Recreation Department on the internet. This feature allows you to pay with a credit card or a bank card that can be used as a credit card. Please click here to access the online system.

Mail-In Registration

Complete the registration form located in our activity guide or click here to download a copy of our registration form. The form can be filled out then printed or printed and filled out by hand. Mail completed form(s) and payment to:           Caldwell Recreation, 618 Irving St, Caldwell, ID 83605.

Walk-In Registration

Forms may also be brought in to the Recreation Department. Registration forms are available at the Parks & Recreation office or click here to download a copy of our registration form to complete before you come in. After hours drop-off registration may be placed in our mail slot next to the ramp entrance to our building.

Secret Pal - Financial Assistance Program


  1. Applicants must work or reside in the City of Caldwell’s service area. 
  2. The City of Caldwell believes that a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed if the financial assistance recipient has contributed to the cost of their program involvement; therefore, applicants will be asked to pay a portion of the fees. 


  1. Fill out the Financial Assistance Information Form. Forms are available at the Caldwell Recreation Department or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  2. Applicants must complete all standard program participant forms. 
  3. Application must be filled out completely. 
  4. Applicants must present the previous year’s tax return and proof of present monthly income for the prior two months (such as previous paycheck stubs). 
  5. Applicants are eligible for a discount of up to 80% of program fees, maximum benefit of $300 per person and $600.00 per family per calendar year. 


Financial assistance eligibility will be determined by the Recreation Supervisor or assigned staff, based on a thorough review of the application and personal interview with the applicant. Determination of benefits granted shall be completed within one week of application submission. Subsidies will be granted to the extent that the funds are available.The City of Caldwell reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant. 


Refund Policy

A total refund will be issued if the class or program you have registered for is full or has been cancelled by the City Recreation Department and for medical reasons (with documented evidence). A refund, minus a $6.00 processing fee is issued when you cancel 7 days before the starting date of the class. Fees will be charged for any class attended. The processing fee is waived if you apply your refund to an alternate session or class. Refunds will not be issued:

  1. When you cancel after the 7th day prior to the beginning date of a class/program.
  2. When the fee is less that $6.00.
  3. For team fees when cancellation is after the registration deadline.

Liability Waiver

The following liability waiver applies to all participants enrolled in any City of Caldwell Recreational programs. Upon enrollment you accept the following conditions:

  1. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the participant(s) named herein is/are physically able to engage in these activities.
  2. In consideration of acceptance of the registration, I for myself, children, guardianship, and anyone entitled to act on the behalf of anyone registered for the City of Caldwell Recreational programs, agree to waive any claim against the City of Caldwell, its employees or its agents for injuries that may occur as a result of my participation in this program. I understand the risks involved in the activity and agree that I will exercise caution and take all steps necessary to avoid injury.
  3. I give my consent for use of any photographs or videotape taken of myself and/or participant to be used in future promotional and marketing materials.

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