Coeur d'Alene

McEuen Park – What You Need to Know

A list of things to do at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Between the dog park, lakeside bar and much much more, you won’t get bored.

Introducing the one of a kind McEuen Park! Coeur d’Alene, ID is a beautiful mountain town and this park is one of its great lakeside locations. 

In our guide, you’ll get info on the splash pad, parking details, dog park photos, and more. 

Looking for more parks, hikes, beaches, and other ideas for your vacation? Check out this big list of things to do in Coeur d’Alene or press the button below.

In our guide below, you’ll get info on the McEuen Park splash pad, parking details, dog park photos, and more. 

McEuen Park, CDA – Quick Facts

A few of the many recreation opportunities at McEuen park are listed below with some quick bits of important information. 

Need to Know

McEuen Park Basketball Court


  • City’s Largest Playground
  • Splash Pad Water Park
  • Off-leash Dog Area
  • Tubbs Hill Trailhead
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Avista Pavillian 
  • Rotary Harbor House (food and restrooms)
  • Veteran’s Memorial
  • 4-acre Open Grass Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Centennial Trail Access
McEuen Park

Park Access

The park is accessible on foot from just about anywhere in downtown Coeur d’Alene. The main entrance can be found by taking S 4th St south from Sherman Ave. 

If you’re looking for free parking, scroll back to the top and check out the Google Maps link to our favorite free parking location just south of City Hall. 

McEuen Park Map

We park in this lot all the time when visiting downtown Coeur d’Alene. While it’s great for Tubbs Hill and McEuen parking due to the super close proximity, we even use it for dinner parking, lunch parking, and pretty much just all-day free parking. 

Plenty of other paid parking options and some limited hourly parking is also available around the park. 

If traveling by bicycle, you can jump on the Centennial Trail. Just head towards Coeur d’Alene from anywhere on the trail and you’ll hit McEuen Park. 

McEuen Dog Park

While dogs are required to be on-leash in most areas, you can let your pup off the leash to stretch those legs at the fenced McEuen dog park. 

Located in the southeast corner right against Tubbs Hill, is a small slice of dog heaven. 

Your furry friend can enjoy obstacles to climb, other dogs to sniff, and much more. 

After a few laps off-leash, take the opportunity to hike the neighboring Tubbs Hill. We have a full guide you can check out by pressing the button below.

McEuen Dog Park

McEuen Park Pavilion

The McEuen Park pavilion, also known as the Avista Pavilion after the local utility, located in the center of the park is a large structure for formal events or just shaded sitting. 

Restrooms are located in the pavilion making it an important landmark for your day at the park. 

With a capacity of up to 300 people, this could make a great venue for major event hosts. Just visit the city’s website for reservations. 

McEuen Park Pavilion

McEuen Park Events

The most popular of the McEuen Park events is most definitely Live After 5. This is an outdoor live music event hosting various acts every Wednesday after work. 

You guessed it, the live music starts at 5pm. 

This is a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a beer, listen to some music, and experience the inspiring views of Lake Coeur d’Alene. 

Live After 5 Info

  • Entry Fee Required
  • No Outside Food or Beverages
  • No pets
  • Valid ID for Alcohol

Other McEuen Park events include the Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, and 5k.

McEuen Park Splash Pad

The splash pad is so much fun for the family!

While this isn’t a full blown water park, it has to be one of the best free summertime play areas around. 

Water springs out of trees, boats, rocks, and even the ground at this splash pad adventure right in the heart of downtown Coeur d’Alene.

Coeur d'Alene Splash Pad

Osprey Cam

The McEuen Park osprey cam is live footage from pole top nests. 

Three light poles were left behind during the park’s recent reconstruction to allow hawks to continue nesting from these lakeside perches. 

Here’s a handy McEuen Park Osprey Cam link to check it out. Don’t miss the sidebar for all three cameras. 

McEuen Park Memorial