A small-town feeling, with big-time pride
Nampa's family-friendly community has a distinct cultural heritage. From its early days people relied on family members, neighbors and churches to see them through the ups and downs of the agricultural economy. Nampa's can-do spirit comes from the strength we get from a supportive family, community and a mutual respect for individual liberty and hard work.
Arts, culture and fun
At the Nampa Civic Center, residents enjoy an incredible array of concerts, live theater and community events in a beautiful downtown facility. Nampa is also home to the Idaho Center, an entertainment venue unmatched in the state. With an arena, horse park, outdoor amphitheater and sports complex, the Idaho Center hosts events all year long. From the world famous Snake River Stampede rodeo to the Rolling Stones, there is something for everyone at the Idaho Center.
Downtown Nampa Nights features local musicians during the summer. Northwest Nazarene University's Brandt Center attracts guests such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra.
Everywhere in Nampa one sees the fruits of volunteerism. Community members helped build the city's Ridgecrest Golf Course, the magnificent Nampa Recreation Center, the Salvation Army Communtiy Family Shelter, various parks, schools and churches. The community rallies when schools need to be built, houses painted or leaves picked up. Nampans have a selfless and collaborative way of getting things done.
Focus on the children
An enormous amount of time, money and energy goes into providing Nampa's youth with a rich childhood. Its schools, library, Boys and Girls Club and numerous non-profit community events and agencies all give young people opportunities to grow. Hundreds of families create and maintain numerous festivals that bring joy to the community. Nampa has been named among the Top 100 Communities for Youth, two years running.
Only a few miles from the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Nampa boasts tremendous recreation opportunities, with swimming, boating, fishing and bird watching. Nature's bounty surrounds Nampa. About 15 miles south of town, the Snake River winds through a dramatic desert canyon, its rocks painted with petroglyphs dating back 10,000 years. About 30 miles to the north is the Boise Front, with its ski resorts, vast public land, alpine hiking and rock climbing, and amazing sightseeing. The area offers hunting, biking, golf and camping. The Greenbelt walking and biking path runs throughout Nampa.