Parks in Boise, Idaho are beautiful and unique. Whether you want to stop and smell the roses in a private gazebo, hike the trailheads, or play sports, you’ll find something to enjoy. Check out the following six parks in Boise, Idaho, whether you’re a youngster, athlete, or senior-citizen.
Camel’s Back Park
Camel’s Back Park is a well-maintained park with several amenities. The park features a playground, tennis courts, and a picnic area, making it a perfect place for family gatherings or birthday parties. Camel’s Back is also the starting point for many hiking paths. On some of the trails you are able to take your dog off leash, and because there are so many trails, you’ll often feel alone in nature.
Julia Davis Park
Julia Davis Park is one of the larger parks in Boise, hosting several amenities including three museums. Though Julia Davis is a large park, it really feels like a collection of small parks. Kids will love the multifaceted play area and feeding ducks at the pond, while couples might enjoy a lovely afternoon stroll through the Rose Garden.
Fort Boise Park
Fort Boise Park is Boise’s go to spot for athletes. The park is on the southern end of Fort Boise, and is home to a community center, 6 lighted tennis courts, 3 lighted softball fields, and a regulation size baseball diamond. If you’re a skater, check out Fort Boise Park’s skating area. Also noteworthy is the Boise Community Garden, designed for seniors and the disabled.
Kathryn Albertson Park
The Kathryn Albertson Park is a wonderful place to escape into nature. While walking through the park you’re likely to see wildlife, like rabbits and deer. If you’re interested in what you’re seeing check out the colored rocks featuring informational plaques. The park also features several gazebos, reservable for parties, but always available for resting park-goers.
Boise’s parks each have unique features, and Municipal Park’s big draws are the beach of the Boise River, the barbecues, and the Knudson Nature Center. Gather friends and family for summer barbecues here, and make sure to stop by the Nature Center, which has underwater fish displays, native plants, and helpful staff members who can educate you on Boise’s wildlife.
Morris Hill Dog Park
Our furry friends deserve a park too! The Morris Hill Park is about 8 acres, and one acre is dedicated specifically to off-leash dogs. Nearby you’ll find picnic tables, a playground, and horse shoe pits, but remember, if you leave the dog park you must put your dog back on leash.
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