• Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Schweitzer 2014

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Downtown Sandpoint

    Allison Wildman

  • Powerhouse Rainbow

    Aaron Qualls

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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(208) 263-3613 / e-mail


Parks & Recreation

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Parks and Recreation in Sandpoint

Whether new to the area or just visiting you will immediately notice mountains with ski hills, wide lush valleys, and the largest lake in Idaho Lake Pend Oreille, dominating the view. Built by railroad and timber over one hundred years ago, Sandpoint has become one of the most diverse small towns in the Pacific Northwest. Many travelers, when crossing the long bridge on U.S. 95, instantly decide to make this their new home, if only temporarily. Sandpoint is less a place and more a feeling that can only be experienced, not explained.

Since our modest beginning the recreational possibilities of Sandpoint have been unlimited, and a priority in our community. The Sandpoint Recreation Department was established in 1945 and after considerable growth combined with the City's Parks Department in 2004. The combined Parks and Recreation Department continues to make the exploration and execution of Sandpoint's recreational possibilities a top priority. The Parks and Recreation Department compliments the community's health and safety by enhancing quality of life.


To register for programs or book facilities online, start by creating a REC1 user account. CREATE ACCOUNT QUICK START GUIDE For additional information regarding park reservations or recreation programs contact the City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department at (208) 263-3613 or email recreations@sanpointidaho.gov 

Parks and Recreation Spotlight

Contra Dance

A Public Dance Offered Monthly! (excluding August)

Post Date:01/11/2019




(208)  263-3613






Contra Dance! 


The Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press to bring you Contra Dancing!  Contra dancing is community dancing for all ages, in the New England tradition, featuring live music with great local and regional bands and lively callers.  Contras, circles, and occasionally squares or long ways sets are taught, called and danced in a friendly atmosphere.

Meet at Community Hall (204 South First Ave) from 7-10:30pm, every second Friday of the month except August. Please use the front door. Beginners and singles welcome; contra dance tradition holds that anyone can ask anyone to dance.  New dancers are warmly encouraged to arrive in time for the beginning (we always start with the basics). If you can walk quickly, count to eight, and know right from left you can contra dance (smile).

Light, comfortable clothing suggested. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes, a water bottle (the kind you’ll take home), and your smile. Finger food snacks at the break are much appreciated. A $5 donation at the door is suggested, (musicians need to eat too).


For other activities offered by P&R, visit our web catalog at www.sandpoint.gov/parksrecreation or visit the P&R office located at 1123 Lake Street.

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