Meridian, Idaho, is the second-largest city in the Gem State. The city is in northwestern Ada County.
The West Ada School District operates public schools in Meridian. There are eight high schools in Meridian, including the Rocky Mountain and Mountain View High Schools.
There are seventeen public parks in Meridian. The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department operates activities in these park areas.
The Meridian Speedway is a racing track near the interstate highway. The track hosts cart races and other auto racing events on weekends. The track features dirt and asphalt ovals.
The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is to the south of Meridian. The area is a Category V protected landscape, which means it supports birds of prey that may be endangered.
The Roaring Springs Water Park is near the interstate highway. The park is one of the largest outdoor water parks in the state. The park is also near a large family entertainment center featuring a miniature golf course.
Meridian, Idaho, was formed in 1891. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows established a lodge two years later. The town was incorporated in 1903 and grew amid support for the Union Pacific Railroad. The city grew in size as a prominent suburb of Boise in the late-twentieth century. The population went from about 10,000 in 1990 to more than 100,000 in the 2010s. The name Meridian comes from the city being directly on the Boise Meridian, one of the principal meridians supported by the Public Land Survey System.
Meridian has a population of about 105,000. The city is one of the fastest-growing mid-size cities or towns in the country, as the population has grown from 75,000 in 2010 and 35,000 in 2000.
Meridian is ten miles west of Boise, and another ten miles east of Nampa. All three cities link to each other through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway or Interstate 84.
Eagle Island State Park is directly north of Meridian. The park is bordered by the southern and northern arms of the Boise River.
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