Spring is here which means it is time to tie up your tennis shoe laces and get outside to enjoy one of Kuna’s 11 parks. The City of Kuna Parks and Recreation Department maintains these lovely spots, along with a few smaller areas, totaling almost 53 acres.
The Nicholson family generously donated seven acres of land and $30,000 to the City of Kuna to construct a public park. It is located at the west end of Sego Prairie Street off of Ten Mile Road and extends all the way to the south side of the Sego Prairie Farms Subdivision.
Also known as Sego Prairie Park and Pond, this well-manicured land includes a four-acre pond in the center. It is fed by Indian Creek and provides irrigation water to the surrounding subdivisions. The pond is a safe wading and swimming spot with two beaches. Please note there is no lifeguard on duty so younger children need adult supervision. The State Fish and Game Department stocks the water a few times yearly with lake trout. A “Free Fishing Day” is held annually in June so you don’t have to buy a fishing license to try out your skills at reeling in that big one. It’s a great way to spend the day with friends, family and children of all ages.
Along with swimming and fishing at the pond, the park offers year-round activities. You can canoe, float, or jog/walk along the banks of Indian Creek and absorb the beautiful sights. It is a special place for a nature walk where you may see migratory birds, waterfowl and birds of prey that all make the area a temporary home in and around the pond. Photo opportunities are endless. There is even enough space for organized sports practices.
Pack a picnic, your portable barbecue, a Frisbee or other fun lawn games and get outside to enjoy this fun, free, kid-approved picturesque park any time from sun-up to sun-down. Remember your sunscreen and fishing pole. With plenty of parking, Nicholson Park is another Kuna treasure to explore. Now you know!
By Joyce Andrus