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There’s a new place for picnics and playing in Northwest Meridian

Keith Bird Legacy Park is located in Brighton Corp.’s BainBridge subdivision in northwest Meridian.
Keith Bird Legacy Park is located in Brighton Corp.’s BainBridge subdivision in northwest Meridian. Provided by the city of Meridian

Fast-growing northwest Meridian just got a new city park.

City officials on Thursday held a ceremony to honor the opening of Keith Bird Legacy Park, a seven-and-a-half-acre park off Ten Mile Road between McMillan Road and Chinden Boulevard. The park includes an open play area, concrete walking path, picnic shelter, restroom, playground, outdoor gym and public art.

It also includes tributes to Bird, the president of the Meridian City Council. He is retiring from the council at the end of this year after 20 years. He and his wife, Marjorie, have lived in Meridian since 1965, and he has been active in local youth sports programs for five decades.

The park’s land and a portion of its construction were donated by Brighton Corp., which is building the BainBridge subdivision around it. Bainbridge is a 389-home development with homes selling for $250,000 to $500,000 each.

The park’s address is 3737 W. Lost Rapids Way.

David Staats: 208-377-6417, @DavidStaats

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