Parks & Recreation
Armstrong Park is a great place for family outings. The park encompasses picnic tables, public restrooms, benches & children’s playground facilities. A few years ago the walls and floor of the restrooms began to crack, deeming the structure unsafe. With the help of an Idaho Parks and Recreation grant along with a generous monetary donation by Midas Gold and Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Inc., and countless hours of volunteer labor and equipment, not to mention the 100 of hours of donated labor by Mayor Rob we all can enjoy the new restrooms and improved pavilion.
Cascade Golf Course
Lake Cascade Golf Course is one of the most Scenic golf adventures in the Northwest. Nestled away in the mountains along beautiful Lake Cascade just an hour and half away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Where else can you play a round of golf and look up from any shot and see the beautiful picturesque view of a lake with snow capped mountains . Even though we are a nine hole course we have 4 sets of tees set up to play eighteen holes with a different shot to the green on each round. We are a course that welcomes the young junior golfer to the young at heart. There is a challenge on every hole with sloping fairways and greens that are difficult to read. Blind shots off the tee box to the fairway’s and tee shots over the water will challenge even the low handicap golfer.
Kelly’s Whitewater Park
Kelly’s Whitewater Park (“KWP”) is on the east side of Cascade. KWP is the first whitewater park in Idaho, attracting kayakers, surfers, stand-up paddlers, rafter and tubers for competitions or just to play in the man-made whitewater waves. The park stretches 1,200 feet down the Payette River as it flows past the old Boise-Cascade Mill site. KWP is also home to a 2,660 square foot Welcome Center that overlooks the river and mountains with a gallery that showcases different local historic themes each year. The park is a beautiful place to relax, play, or just be a spectator.
Lake Cascade State Park
Windsurfers and boat sails crisscross Lake Cascade when the afternoon winds kick up. Fishers catch rainbow trout, Coho salmon or small mouth bass all year long and hikers or mountain bikers traverse a variety of trails within and beyond the park. Enjoy a picnic on the beach, sailing, windsurfing, or swimming. Lake Cascade has as many camping options as it does recreational opportunities with hundreds of campsites ranging from primitive to fully serviced hook-ups.
If you are looking to play a local game of baseball or a friendly game of kickball, the Cascade Sports Park is the place to be. Sporting events are encouraged on the two diamonds! This is also the home of the Rambler’s Football team, in the fall come out to support our local high school football team. The origin of the Cascade Sports Park dates back to January 25, 1967, when the City of Cascade purchased the property from Frank D. Callender. The first baseball diamond was constructed on the site in the spring of 1979. The effort, spearheaded by Greg Spangenberg, relied almost entirely on materials donated by local businesses and a volunteer work force. At the time, local businesses and churches sponsored six to eight softball teams. On April 12,1982, the Mayor and Council of the City of Cascade dedicated a portion of the property as a site for a two-diamond-softball facility to promote and encourage recreational activities for the health and well-being of the citizens of the City of Cascade, their visitors, and guests. On November 12, 2013, the Cascade City Council appointed a Planning Committee to develop a Master Plan for the Cascade Sports Park. On December 9, 2013, the City Council adopted 10 goals to be incorporated into the Cascade Sports Park Master Plan. The intent was to ensure that all activities and facilities considered by the Planning Committee for inclusion in the Cascade Sports Park Master Plan is consistent with City Official’s expectations.
The Strand a nice 10 to 12 foot wide, mostly natural surface that runs from Fischer Pond Park at the south to Water Edge RV Park at the north. it meanders along the Payette River, with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The southerly ¾ mile is paved. The entire Strand is suitable for walking and bicycles, but it is not legal for motor vehicles. The Strand is also an interpretive trail. Be sure to pick up a brochure at either end of the trail, at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, or the intersection with Pine Street Connector to learn a bit about our local history.