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Basque Center

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The Basque Cultural Center opened January 18, 2003. They serve dinner the First Friday of every month and invite the public to join them. The Center boasts a nicely appointed 6,400 square foot building available to rent for those special occasions. The goals of the Basque Association is to promote the Basque Cultural through food, dance, language and a variety of other activities.

The Gooding Basque Association Picnic is held the 3rd Sunday of July at the Gooding Basque Center, 285 Euskadi Lane, Gooding, Id. Partake in the fine company and delicacies of the Basque. Rich with cultural dancing, weight carrying and lifting contests, categories for men, women and children.

President: Jana Jayo Cole

Vice President: Steve Zamora

Secretary: Julie Gough

Treasurer: Janea Cole

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Community Garden

Community Garden

It all started one early Friday morning at the Gooding High School. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) had a meeting scheduled about what their big project would be that year. Supervisor Chris Thompson had a big dream in mind. With a lot of help from Eric Moore, YAC set their sights on establishing community garden. This was a big project and after much deliberation and planning, it was going to happen.

Eric Moore says, “There is a 1.5 acre piece of land directly behind the office here that was formerly a weedy vacant lot that I obtained a three year lease on from the building owner last fall. I thought a garden was a good idea, [so I promptly] got the lease, approached the City of Gooding, and they agreed to install a $3500.00 source of clean, pressurized, free water (including drinking fountain!), the local Gooding School District Youth Advisory Council gets involved as the VERB (labor, getting the word out, etc, etc.)…community meetings are held gathering the needs of the community as well as resources within the community. Glanbia Foods agrees to fund the entire project at up to $13,000.00(!), Kings department store kicks in $500.00 and an in store “adopt- a- Plot promotion, and the community has come out of the woodwork grinning to help…”

He goes on about the garden, “So far [there are several people involved with the garden, such as:] the City of Gooding, County of Gooding, FFA (sweet corn), 4-H (kids gardening for profit program), growing veggies for the USDA Farms to School project, Helping Hands and Hearts, Food Bank, U of I Master composter program (science!), subscription veggies, summer jobs for kids (10 kids, 20 hours/week, 12 weeks, $8.00/hour), native plants, heritage plants, individual plots, growing for others, money from plant and veggie sales to food bank, jobs for food bank recipients (and a little dignity), tactile garden for local deaf and blind school students, Peace Garden, flowers, scout projects, church projects, Gooding community big pumpkin growing contest, wheel chair accessible raised beds, grade school scarecrow contest (while learning about food and where it comes from), soil horizons and pits and Leah J (more science!), connecting Seniors with students, Latino and non native speaking people ALL have access to plots and help in their native language through volunteers, and several Master Gardeners on tap to help, the new greenbelt will be incorporated, we have individuals who are starting donated seeds in their greenhouses all over town and people donating time, energy, materials, insight, and information. I could go on and on and on.

“This thing has taken off and has been humbling and uplifting at the same time. [Our main] purpose is to strengthen the sense of community, connect neighbors, encourage altruistic behavior, provide opportunities for stewardship, science, and personal achievement, while working hard, having fun and enjoying the goodness and bounty of local natural resources (including the people of Gooding).”

Eric Moore has certainly taken this project to heart and what a great opportunity for Gooding. The garden consists of 25 garden plots measuring 20 by 20 feet (7 meters by 7 meters), approximately 1/3 acres (0.14 hectares) of vegetables grown for local food banks, soup kitchens, schools, and people of need within the community, and 1/3 acre (0.14 hectares) of sweet corn grown by the local Future Farmers of America for sale to support their program. In addition, there are wheelchair accessible raised beds, a tactile garden for the sight impaired, and educational opportunities for the science of natural resource conservation. Plans for the near future include an artist’s corner, native and conservation plant displays, pollinator habitat, and a butterfly greenhouse.

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Gooding Springs Calvary Chapel

Christian Life Fellowship Assembly of God Church

  • Location: 204 Montana St., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-8860

Desert Hills Community Church

  • Location: 129 6th Ave W., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-4543

Solid Rock Baptist Church

  • Location: 2148 Main St., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 358-0227

First Baptist Church

  • Location: 504 Washington St., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-8881

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Location: 1228 Main St., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-4225

Gooding United Methodist Church

  • Location: 805 Main St., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-4633

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

  • Location: 1515 California St., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-5634

Christian Church

  • Location: 334 4th Ave W., Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-4542
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Golf Course

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  • Location: 1951 Hwy 26, Gooding, ID 83330
  • Mailing: PO Box 492, Gooding, Idaho 83440
  • Phone: (208) 934-9977


The Gooding Golf Course & Country Club is located off of Highway 26, just outside of Gooding. The golf course in Gooding is a favorite among locals and visiting golfers alike. The 9 hole course offers a full 18 holes of golf with separate tee boxes for the front and back nine.

The Gooding Country Club wishes to extend an invitation to you to join their membership. They have much to offer a couple, family or individual in entertainment, golf and relaxation.

As a member you will be able to enjoy the social activities which include parties with an open bar from January through the golfing months and into the holiday season. Members have the option of serving on one committee per year or paying a $40.00 fee for a couple or $30.00 fee for seniors and singles. Serving on a committee is a great way to meet other members. The parties include something for everyone, from the popular bingo and para-mutual horse races to the well attended Christmas dinner.

The clubhouse and patio are very conducive to social activities and Country Club members save a substantial amount when the clubhouse is used for personal parties. On selected Friday nights during the summer, members can enjoy a barbeque on the patio following a round of golf. All members can rent the club at a member rate for organizations and businesses they are associated with.

Golf is enjoyed on the course at least eight months out of the year. A Country Club membership entitles a member to savings on green fees, cart storage, and locker rent. The golf course is open to children; therefore a family season pass will benefit an entire family. There is also a junior golf program available in the summer for children ages 5-17. Also, any member who does not buy a season pass will have two free 18 rounds of golf available at the pro shop, transferable to anyone they wish.

Yearly passes are available at the Gooding Country Club.

If you have any questions, please call Shelley Comstock at (208) 358-0836.

Board of Directors

  • Rod Thomas
  • David Butler
  • Tim Pierson
  • James Anderson
  • Marvin Standlee
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Gooding Public Library District

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Board of Trustees

  • Cora Caldwell
  • Pat Campbell
  • Gary Major
  • Kim Perkins
  • Heather Hansen

Library Board of Trustees meet at the Library the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Contact us through the link at the top right side of our home page.

Library History

Gooding Public Library began as a civic club in the summer of 1910.  On December 17, 1912 the city council officially took over the Library in the name of the city.  In the early years the library had several different locations including the Commercial Club rooms in the New York Store, The Herald office, the superintendent’s office in the public school building, the Thompson Furniture store, and the Courthouse in the old Lincoln Inn.  In 1926 the Library moved to the building on Third and Main formerly occupied by the Citizen’s Bank.  It remained there for over fifty years.  In the late seventies the City Clerk worked with the Library Board to obtain a federal grant to remodel the old Safeway store at Fifth and California into a City Hall and Library complex.  In the fall of 1978 the library moved into it’s current location.

Our Library Today

Today Gooding Public Library occupies 3282 square feet in the City Building.  We have 22,000 books, 700 audio books, and over 3000 videos in circulation.  Approximately 27,000 people use our library each year.  We offer story times for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as other children’s and teen-focused programming such as science and art activities.  Through a state grant we also provide an outreach program to local daycares, preschools, and kindergarten classrooms, providing story times and free books for children to keep.  We have book clubs for kids ages 7 to 13. The Summer Reading program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summertime. A book club for adults runs year-round.  Our “Click-Click” needlework group meets weekly and provides our patrons with an opportunity to relax, work on a craft project, and enjoy good company.  Our special programs include Google Maker Camp, Weekly Family Read Night, Summer Reading Program, and more.

We offer computers with internet access for guest use and free Wi-Fi.  We have access to 51 databases for research purposes.  We also provide copy, scanning, and fax services for a small fee.

The Gooding Public Library would like to thank all of our donors. We really appreciate how much you love our library!

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  • Location: 273 EUSKADI LANE, GOODING ID 83330
  • Mailing: P.O. BOX 213, GOODING ID 83330
  • Phone (208) 934-5318 (please leave a message)
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  • Fridays & Saturdays: 9 AM - 5 PM (April to October - call or Facebook Message to confirm)


The Museum was first found in 1971 by several area ladies. They had a building donated to them and started to collect items. The first officers elected were: President – Mrs. K.T. Butler Vice President – Robert Meyer Secretary-Treasurer – Mrs. Frank Stone The county commissioners levied $1,000 for the society.


Governed by the Gooding County Historical Society

Gooding County Historical Society

The Gooding County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the history of Gooding County. The Historical Society was Incorporated on October 27, 1971.

Look Ups

Gooding County Historical Society members will look up things for you within our county, they ask for a donation for the time and material involved. Please inquire. No appointment required.

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East Park

There are currently three parks in town.

The Lions Park (located at the intersection of Main Street and 10th West) has a volley ball court, basketball court, and tables, no shelter.

The West Park (located on 9th West between Idaho and Nevada Streets) is divided into two sides by the Little Wood River which runs through the center of it. There is a park shelter on the north and one on the south.

The East Park (located on Illinois Street between 3rd and 4th East) is home to the outdoor Gooding Public Swimming Pool. The pool is under the direction of the Gooding Recreation District.

For Swimming hours, lessons, reservations and schedules call (208) 934-5941.

All three parks have new playground equipment thanks to the Gooding Volunteer Group and all those that donated to the GVG. New equipment wouldn’t have been possible without their hard work.

The following three park shelters can be reserved for parties, reunions, etc. Please remember that all decorations and garbage must be picked up.

To reserve a park call City Hall (208) 934-5669. There is no fee.

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RV Park

Big Wood RV Park Under direction of Gooding County Fair Manager Don Gill. Campsites are first come, first served. Reservations not necessary, although we do recommend advance reservations during fair season, third week of August. (208) 934-4529.


One Mile North from the intersection of US Hwy 26 & 46 (Located near the Fairgrounds)


Open all year. Water is not available during the winter months.

RV Park/Campground Amenities

  • Water and Power Hookups
  • Handicap Access
  • Pets OK
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Slideouts OK
  • BBQ Stands
  • Tenters Welcome
  • Dump Station located in town on 200 Block of 2nd Ave West
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Elementary School The Gooding School District is aggressive in its pursuit of good education for all students. Gooding schools provide education for kindergarten age children, plus the traditional classes of grades one through twelve. Educational needs of all students are met through high priority efforts of dedicated educators.

Middle School Educational programs offered by the Gooding public school system are an effort made great by citizens who believe their young deserve the best. Parental involvement is encouraged by highly-trained educators who strive to recognize the positive potential in each student.

High School Special educational programs within the Gooding School District include a learning disabilities unit in both the elementary and the middle school. The Gooding School District fully complies with the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and have many other offerings to students with special needs, including a speech and hearing unit, special math and reading units, and bilingual program offered to elementary students.

North Valley Academy Special educational programs within the Gooding School District include a learning disabilities unit in both the elementary and the middle school.

The campus of the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind covers a 40-acre area. The school campus was established in 1907 by Senator Gooding himself and is considered by residents and visitors alike to be one of the more pleasant sights greeting those entering the city of Gooding.

Extensive well-kept lawns and beautifully mature trees become a friendly welcome. The school also serves as the Administrative offices for the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind (IESDB). From the central location of Gooding, IESDB serves the entire state, by providing a full continuum of services, which focusses on the education of students with sensory impairments. The ISDB has developed a strong partnership with the Gooding School District, and shares their goal of providing a quality education for all students. The Gooding schools are fully ADA compliant and are consciences of all of their students and visitors with special needs.

The College of Southern Idaho North Side Center offers college courses and adult enrichment programs, ESL and GED services in Gooding. CSI’s main campus is located 35 minutes away in Twin Falls. Idaho State University maintains an education center and offers upper level courses on the CSI campus.

Charter schools like North Valley Academy (NVA) enjoy immense popularity and their numbers are increasing rapidly. North Valley Academy was incorporated in July of 2007. You can learn more about charter schools on the NVA ‘Resources’ page. The NVA is located at 906 Main Street, Gooding, Idaho or call 934-4567.

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Senior Center

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  • Location: 308 Senior Ave, Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-5504


  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Senior Center Lunch is served at the Gooding Senior Center Monday thru Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $5.00.

Pinochle is after lunch on Monday and Thursday. Bingo is on Friday evenings at 6:oo p.m.

Music by the Fiddlers is every 3rd Wednesday after lunch.

Monday: Pool, 9:30 a.m. – Fit and Fall Proof exercise, 10:30 a.m. – Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Pool, 9:30 a.m. - Hand and Foot, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Pool, 9:30 a.m. – Fit and Fall Proof, 10:30 a.m. - Pool, 1:00 p.m.

Thursday: Pool, 9:30 a.m. - Pool, 1:00 p.m. - Pinochle, after lunch

Friday: Bingo, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: Breakfast on first Saturday of every month, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Tree & Brush Yard

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  • Location: 1763 S 1800 E, Gooding, ID 83330
  • Phone: (208) 934-5669


  • Sunday - Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


The Tree Yard is open to residents of the City of Gooding, the facility operates from around April through November depending on the weather, the pulverized mulch is available for $1 a cubic yard, a cubic yard is 3’ X 3’ X 3’, large quantities are available but must be self-loaded, the proceeds for the sale of the mulch is to help offset the operational costs of the program.

Items Accepted

  • Grass, leaves, and garden waste 
  • Brush & tree limbs – no larger than 12” diameter & 8’ in length 
  • All items must be separated into each category 
  • No mixed loads or dump truck loads 
  • All other waste such as pallets, boards, trees, etc. can be taken to the Wendell Transfer Station.
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