The city has five parks. City Park features picnic tables and a children’s playground including a small stream of water that runs through the middle of the park where kids can float small boats. The park is also the location of the city swimming pool and kiddies’ pool built in 1959 by the Parma Lions Club.
America’s Park includes picnic tables, basketball courts, a children’s playground and skateboard ramps.
Railroad and Centennial Parks are quiet shady rest areas with trees and benches.
Old Fort Boise Park is near the replica of the 1834 trading post that post manager François Payette named Fort Boise. Two statues stand in Old Fort Boise Park—one of the courageous Marie Dorion and the other of the infamous legendary character known as Bigfoot, an estimated seven-foot-tall leader of a band of renegade Indians that terrorized immigrants and settlers from what is now Twin Falls to the mouth of the Boise River. The fort is open for tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from June through August.
The replica of the original Fort Boise has a museum featuring an old schoolroom, cabin, Indian relics, antique farm equipment and information showing early life in Parma. This park has a covered picnic area, children’s swings and slides, restrooms, horseshoe pits and RV/Tent camping spots. RV/Tent camping spots are on a first come first serve basis. The covered area can be reserved by calling City Hall at 208-722-5138.
Each June, the community celebrates Old Fort Boise Days. The event includes a parade, a Lion’s Club breakfast, a carnival at Old Fort Boise Park, a beauty pageant, art exhibits and a vintage automobile "show and shine" display.
Each summer, the Parma Rod and Gun Club holds its annual sharpshooting
contest. Sharpshooters from all over the country participate.
The Parma Motor-Vu is one of the few open-air drive-in theaters still operating in Idaho.
The library is an important learning attraction. It not only provides books and periodicals, but computers and programs to promote learning.
Religion has always been an important part of Parma life. There are 11 religious denominations in the city.