McEuen Park is a local favorite for visitors and residents alike. This 22.5 acre park is in the heart of downtown making it the perfect location for a variety of local events. McEuen is home to the cities largest playground as well as a splashpad, 4 acre grass space, basketball/tennis courts, Veterans and K27 Memorials, Avista Pavilion, Harbor House Restaurant and a dog park. The park also features a boat launch, docks and the trail head for one of CDA’s most popular trails, Tubbs Hill.
When visiting McEuen park there are a variety of parking options depending on how long you are staying. Free two hour parking is available on Front St as well as throughout downtown. The 900 foot parking structure directly next to the park is currently $1 per hour and oversized stalls are $2 a hour. (Nov. 2021)
Veterans Memorial- Marked by 5 service flags and seals in the pavilion near the waterfront, this memorial offers a place to pay respect to all veterans of all wars. Pappy’s Bell honors Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, a U.S. Marine Corp fighter pilot during WWII. Boyington was born and raised in the CDA area and would later become a decorated pilot with the Black Sheep and Flying Tiger Squadrons. To learn more about his story check out his book Baa Baa Black Sheep or the TV Show by the same name.
K27- On May 5th, 2015 Coeur d’Alene Police Department Sgt. Greg Moore was killed in the line of duty. He was the first CDA officer killed in the line of duty. In honor of his memory a K27 Memorial was built on the west side of the park. The beautiful fountain is surrounded by benches for visitors to reflect and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by our men and women in blue.
The McEuen play structure is designed for children of many ages. There are two separate play areas, the larger for kids ages 5-12 and the smaller for 2-5 year olds. All play areas are ADA compliant. There is even a sensory play space with equipment to explore sound, touch, sight and smell. The ground is covered in turf so no sand or woodchips!
The splash pad is a great place to spend a hot summer afternoon. It is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. With plenty of places to sit and watch your kids play, this is a must visit for families during the warmer months.
Take a stroll from the CDA Library to the playground and enjoy a story along the way. The book can be enjoyed while walking either direction along the path.
This park features 2 full sized basketball courts and two tennis/pickleball courts.
Perhaps one of the most unique features of this park are the 3 giant towers in the grass space. These 70 foot poles used to provide light to the park before the restoration. Osprey have used the light poles as a nesting space since they were installed in the 1980s. Instead of removing the nests, park developers decided to make them another feature of this beautiful park! Cameras were attached to the poles which can be watched 24/7. Click here for the live streams and here for more information on these incredible birds.
With separate sections for large and small dogs, this park is sure to be a hit with the furry family members.
Mudgy and Millie
Two of the 5 Mudgy and Millie Moose sculptures are in McEuen Park. One at the base of Tubbs Hill and the other sits near the Library. The 2 1/4 mile trail, created in partnership with the City of CDA Parks Department, takes you on an adventure around downtown to find all five life-sized bronze moose statues. For more information about the book or the trail click Here. To purchase a copy of the beloved book visit Figpickles Toy Emporium on Sherman Ave.
The 4 acre grass space is home to events year round. In the summer the pavilion and grass field are used for Live After 5, a concert series on Wednesday nights. Click HERE for lineup and details.
Starting in November 2021 this space will feature an outdoor ice rink complete with skate rentals, hot chocolate and private igloos. The rink will be open until January 2nd 2022. Click HERE for more information and reservations!