Free time is valuable for students, and in a small town, it can be hard to find something to do. However, there are endless activities for those who spend their time in one of Rexburg’s many parks.
The city of Rexburg contains nine public parks that are open year-round. The parks in Rexburg are: the Clair Boyle Skate Park, Eagle Park Campground, Evergreen/Kiwanis Park, Hidden Valley Park, Nature Park, Park Street Park, Porter Park, Rotary Park and Smith Park.
Students and members of the community are invited to enjoy what the parks have to offer.
Richie Lee, a senior studying exercise physiology, said that he usually visits the parks four or five times a week to play volleyball, ride his bike or go for a run.
The parks contain fields, pathways, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds and picnic areas. Possible activities include fishing, slack lining and sports. Porter Park also has a splash park (a playground featuring sprinklers) and a carousal.
Brenton Winburn, a junior and an avid break dancer, said he comes out to practice his dancing about once a week.
“We try to get out here as often as possible, but it doesn’t work, since it’s Rexburg and it gets cold in the winter time,” he said.
With a boom box off to the side, and the open area of the basketball court, a small gro of students take the opportunity to practice break dancing in the sun.
Jared Purvis, a senior studying health science said he feels as though he doesn’t go to the parks often enough.
“It’s just really nice to get a break from school and get outside and get some fresh air,” he said.
For Purvis and many other, the parks provide an excellent way to take a break from the grind.