BOISE - Money is tight for many families, and it's not always easy to find affordable things to keep your kids busy. KTVB's Maggie O'Mara has some great ideas for you as we ramp up for summer. As part of Free Family Fun Week on Today's Morning News, Maggie will be featuring seven activities in five cities. Tuesday's featured city is Meridian! Stay tuned for the following cities to be featured as well: Eagle, Caldwell, and Boise.

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Meridian has 19 City Parks

Cool off during the lazy summer days in Settlers and Kleiner Park splash pads. Or you can fish in one of those two parks as well. There’s also disc golf in Kleiner Park, Storey Bark Park (a great place for dogs), the Tully Park Outdoor Gym and more!

Meridian Historic Walking Tour

Meander the Meridian Historic Walking Tour and discover the Little Free Library and history center in Meridian City Hall.

Youth Farmers Market

Support young entrepreneurs at Youth Farmers Market every Saturday, June 24 – Sept 2 at Meridian City Hall.

Enjoy other city events

Relax and snuggle under stars at the CableONE Movie Night Friday throughout the summer at Settlers Park or stop by Concerts on Broadway – the summer concert series at Meridian City Hall.

Meridian Library

Check out Meridian Library programs and events, including unBound, MLD's emerging technology and innovation branch - activities for all ages.

The Village at Meridian

Watch the fountain show and a summer concert at The Village at Meridian.

Initial Point Gallery

Browse art in the Initial Point Gallery – an art gallery featuring new artists each month on the 3rd floor of Meridian City Hall, open M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meridian Arts Commission