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P.O. Box 2315
480 East Ave. N.
Ketchum, ID  83340
Ph: 208.726.3841
Fax: 208.726.8234
Parks & Recreation
Park Penguins 2017
The perfect winter begins at Park Rat Base Camp... Atkinson Park!
"The FUN Department!" 
Est. 1971

We invite you to explore the Parks and Recreation Department pages for more information on our interdependent services and programs. Let your adventure begin here!



Administration and Parks and Natural Resources Management

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for managing, creative space planning, and establishing standards for care and maintenance for Ketchum's parks and natural resources, including:
  1. Management of fourteen parks and natural areas totaling about 40 acres. View a map of locations of City parks and natural areas
  2. Management of over $2 million worth of community forestry assets. 
  3. Managing memorials and donations for the city's public spaces. View the Memorials and Donations Resolution.

Recreation Programming, Arts and Park Reservations

  • Recreation Supervisor John Kearney and his staff invite thousands of children and adults each year to programs, sports tournaments and organized activities in Ketchum. Activities may be viewed and payments are accepted here.

Want to Help?

  • Charity Done for FUN! Do you wish to donate cash to one of our services, facilities or programs? Want to help us get a capital project completed? Click the link for more information!

Contact Us - We'd Love to See YOU!

For inquiries feel free to call us at 208.726.7820 or visit us at Atkinson Park located at 900 Third Avenue North just west of Hemingway Elementary School. Take Warm Springs Road to Eighth Street, left (west, toward Baldy) on Eighth, right on Third Avenue. Our Recreation Center and administrative offices are located in the beige building behind the soccer field/ice rink.

Office hours for the Parks & Recreation Department are generally 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. If staff are not present at the office, they may be performing field work.

Registration for the After School Program, the Summer Youth Recreation Program, and other youth activities is ongoing. Click the green button at the top of this page to register for a program.

Our Mission
It is the mission of the Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department to provide a safe, healthy, and accessible parks and natural resources system, and to provide exceptional youth and adult recreation, arts, and cultural opportunities for the citizens and business owners of Ketchum and visitors to our community.

Our Vision
  • To continue our 40+ year legacy of excellence in service and best management practices; 
  • To grow and adapt our parks, open space, and natural resources system and our public recreation access and program offerings complimentary to the values of the citizens of Ketchum and visitors to our community; 
  • To achieve our goals and those of the City of Ketchum through collaborative teamwork and enthusiastic recognition of our service to the community.


Additional Information


Contact Us
Jennifer Smith
Director of Parks and Recreation

John Kearney
Recreation Supervisor

Bobby Noyes
Youth Recreation Supervisor

Doran Key
Youth Recreation Supervisor

Heather Johns
Information Services Coordinator

Parks and Recreation Administration Offices
Atkinson Park
900 Third Avenue North
PO Box 2315
Ketchum ID 83340