The weather’s starting to warm here in the Inland Northwest, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside. We rave about the culture and community in Coeur d’Alene all the time because we love it here and the lake sits like a crowning gem to the area. I mean, we could gaze at it all day from the deck of a pontoon or soak in the spray while wake surfing. But if you’d like dry land under the soles of your feet, might we suggest a picnic in McEuen Park?

McEuen Park

McEuen Park is like a small microcosm for all the outdoor activities you might possibly want to do. It’s an ideal outdoor public space for Coeur d’Alene and a great option for a picnic with the family. It houses CDA’s largest playground along with basketball courts, beautiful pavilions, and a leash-free dog park. Or, if you enjoy frisbee or throwing a ball back and forth, there’s plentiful green grass to enjoy. 

There are also bike trails and walking paths, all with artwork lining them to explore along the way. If that’s not enough, you can enjoy the lovely grand plaza with its waterfalls and garden beds. 

Plus, nearby is a Veterans Memorial if you’d like to add an educational opportunity for the family as well or would like some time to reflect. 

We also highly recommend hiking Tubbs Hillwhich we’ve written about before. The trailhead is at the southwest corner of the park near the water. It’s a great hike for sunsets and seeing Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Almost seems as good a boating…almost. As you know, if you’re looking at getting out on the water and need a boat, we can help you out. Otherwise, consider checking out McEuen Park with all it has to offer! 

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