The City of Rexburg used some of its High Five Community Transformation Grant funds to create Kidsburg, a discovery center for children. The facility opened last fall and provided a much-needed place with activities for young children in the cold winter months.
Kidsburg was an overwhelming success in its first season, which wrapped up in April. The center attracted more than 18,000 visitors in the five months it operated.
“The feedback that we received from the community about Kidsburg has been fantastic,” said Daniel Torres, assistant economic developer for the city. “It has given the community an amenity that it has been wanting for a long time.”
Kidsburg features more than 5,000 square feet of indoor exhibits and play experiences. The facility offers special activities and can host field trips, birthday parties and other special events.
Kidsburg is housed in the same building as The Zone, an indoor gymnasium that includes volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a turf field that can be used for indoor soccer and other activities. Funds from the Community Transformation Grant were used to replace the soccer field’s turf.
Kidsburg will open for its second season in October. With low admission prices ($4 for children, parents are free) and discounts for buying multi-use punch cards, Kidsburg is giving children in eastern Idaho a fun, educational place to be active and socialize during the winter.
“Thank you for making something like this in Rexburg,” one user posted on social media. “It was badly needed.”