City of Wendell’s original town plan in 1907 included a city park. The Wendell City Park is located in the 300 block of Main Street East and is a popular place for families to gather. Picnic areas, a playground, and barbecue facilities are available along with a bandstand and restrooms. Traditional community activities held in the park include Dairy Days, Independence Day Community Barbecue, and “Movie in the Park”. As the city grows, additional facilities such as volleyball courts have been requested.
McGinnis Park is located across from the Wendell High School at 757 East Main Street. The McGinnis Park swimming pool is open during the summer months offering swimming lessons and family night. Also available within the park are ball fields, tennis courts, and picnic areas.
South Central Idaho Veterans Park is located at 350 East Main by Wendell City Hall. The park was dedicated on Veteran’s Day 2005 to past, present, and future veterans in recognition of their service.
Ambrose Subdivision Block 2 – Lots 14, 15, and 16 were donated to the City for future development of a community park. Block 69 (.597 acre) was also donated to the City for future development. Currently there are two city parks on the east side of the City but none to the west.
Surrounding Recreation Activities
Wendell’s offers a number of diverse recreational opportunities within a two-hour radius. For the versatile family or outdoorsman, there is a plethora of recreational activities to enjoy year around. The region offer snow skiing and ice skating at the world-famous Sun Valley resort, BASE jumping to Perrine Bridge, camping, backpacking, caving, kayaking/canoeing on the Snake River, golfing, and some of the best hunting and fly fishing in the northwest.
Listed below are some family oriented activities and site seeing adventures for all ages to enjoy:
Niagara Springs State Park
Little City of Rocks
Gooding County Fair & Rodeo
Gooding County Historical Museum
Miracle Hot Springs
Malad Gorge State Park
Hagerman Fossil Beds and National Monument
Thousand Springs Resort
Clear Springs Trout Farm & viewing area
Shoshone Mammoth and Indian Ice Caves
Pomerelle Ski Resort
Soldier Mountain Resort
City of Rocks National Reserve
Magic Mountain Resort
Snake River Canyon