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Boise Parks and Recreation enhances the quality of life in Boise by providing safe, healthy recreational opportunities for children and adults. The Department is responsible for maintaining 89 parks, 190 miles of Foothills trails, 25 miles of Greenbelt pathways, hundreds of acres of open space, Zoo Boise, Warm Springs Golf Course, Quail Hollow Golf Course, six outdoor pools, Idaho IceWorld, Fort Boise Community Center and many other amenities.  We offer art, drama and dance classes, fitness and martial arts programs, mountain biking instruction, nature tours, environmental education, special events and other programs. Boise Parks and Recreation serves hundreds of low-income youth at five school-based community centers and a mobile recreation van program that travels to parks, schools and refugee apartment complexes throughout the city.

Boise Parks and Recreation Mission

Boise Parks and Recreation's mission is to enhance Boise's quality of life by working in partnership with the community to foster and support citizen well being and healthy community environments.


Boise Parks and Recreation supports Idaho Recreation and Park Association which is dedicated to the promotion, development, and improvement of each member through education, certification, networking and professional services such as media representation and publications.


Boise Parks and Recreation is committed to ensuring accommodations and effective communication with all citizens. Should you have questions about accessibility, auxiliary aids or language services for public meetings, please call Toby Norton, 208-608-7635. If you have questions concerning ADA or Title VI compliance within Boise City, call the ADA Coordinator or Title VI Coordinator, 208-384-3850.