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Unplug & Be Outside

The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to enhance the community’s quality of life by providing innovatively designed parks, connected pathways, and diverse recreational opportunities for all citizens.

Unplug and Be Outside is joining forces with RecFest this year.  Meridian Parks & Recreation and Idaho Parks & Recreation are partnering to create one big splash.  We are excited to offer a week's worth of free activities in sports and recreation for all ages. 
Adults, youth and families will find something fun in our schedule. All activities are free and there is a prize pool for those who participate in the challenges.
Kick Off 

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time:10 am - 2 pm 

Location: Kleiner Park

Field Day

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Time: 5 pm - 8 pm 

Location: Settlers Park


View the Daily Schedule for classes, field trips and activities offered throughout the week. 

Bingo Challenge & Prizes

Check out the Unplug and Be Outside Challenge Card and enter to win prizes like summer passes to Bogus Basin!  


Kick-Off Events

Join us Saturday, May 11 in Kleiner Park from 10 am - 2 pm.

Tire Slime

Don't forget to bring your bike. Timber Creek Recycling will be onsite to offer free filling of bike tires with slime sealant and air.  


Through the YMCA’s four Treasure Valley facilities and hundreds of programs, youth, adults, and families have access to endless opportunities to achieve healthy living. 

Meridian Parks & Recreation

Pick up a Class Schedule & Challenge Card

Idaho Fish and Game

Free Fishing

Learn to Fish with Idaho Fish & Game.  All equipment and bait provided.  Meet at the Klieiner Park ponds.

Bicycle Rodeo

Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Skills Course taught by Meridian Bicycle Patrol.  

Kleiner Park Arboretum Tour

An exciting journey through the Kleiner Arboretum Meridian City Arbotist, Kyle Yorita.  Participants will engage in tree identification, learn about different species and their characteristics, discuss maintenance and care, and hopefully develop a deeper connection with trees and the natural world.

Meet at Shelter B1 behind the Senior Center at 10:30 am. 

Idaho Parks & Recreation

Visit Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to discover more about Idaho’s 30 state parks and trails. You can also visit with our Off-Highway Vehicle Education Coordinator, pick up your recreational vehicle registration permits, and learn more about the many recreation opportunities in Idaho.

Summerwind Skippers

Watch this amazing jump rope team do stunning tricks at 11 am on the mainstage.  Stick around and learn how to double dutch jump . Every youth who takes the lesson will leave with their own jump rope.   

The Flying Pickle

Visit with the Treasure Valley's First Pickleball Exclusive Facility.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run has fun, evidence-based programs that inspire participants to recognize their inner strength, increase their level of physical activity, imagine their possibilities, and confidently stand up for themselves and others.

Idaho Trail Association

Visit with the Idaho Trail Association.  

World's Best

David Rush is the world’s fastest juggler, the world’s slowest juggler, and has the record for the most kiwis sliced in one minute with a samurai sword while standing on a Swiss exercise ball.  Watch him at noon at the mainstage 

Recycle A Bicycle: Free Refurbished Bicycles

Recycle a Bicycle Program is a partnership between the City of Meridian’s Solid Waste Advisory Commission and Republic Services. They work together to refurbish recycled bicycles for those in need of a working bike. In April, residents* may request a free bicycle for themselves and family members through the City’s online request form. *While all community members are eligible, Meridian residents are given priority.

In addition, community members can visit the Recycle a Bicycle booth at the Meridian Parks’ Unplug & Be Outside Kick Off Event to try out and bring home available, free refurbished bikes. 

Unplug and Be Outside Daily Schedule 


Free or low-cost activities for year-round fun! 


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