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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
Ketchum from Knob Hill.jpg
Ketchum from Knob Hill Natural Area
"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. Click the links for more information, directions and forms:

  • Parks and Natural Resources Management - The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for creative space planning, establishing standards of care, and recommending stewardship policies for fourteen parks and natural areas totaling about 40 acres and over $2 million worth of community forestry assets. Integrated Pest Management policy for the city is also among the department's interdepartmental responsibilities. View a map of locations of City parks and natural areas here. Contact the Director of Parks & Recreation, Jen Smith, regarding parks and natural resources management.
  • Recreation Division - 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.
  • Arts & Events Division - Park reservations, special events and public art initiatives are the purview of Arts & Events Coordinator, Sharon Arms. Sharon's work involves event management and coordination between all city departments and the public as well as administrative support for the Ketchum Arts Commission.
  • 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!
  • The seasonal Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink at Atkinson Park is open seven days a week from the December holidays through Presidents' week, weather permitting. Rink updates will be posted on the page link above.

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.

Registration for the After School 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 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

Sharon Arms
Arts & Events Coordinator

Heather Johns
Information Services Coordinator

900 Third Avenue North
P.O. Box 2315
Ketchum, ID 83340