Mobile Recreation


We deliver healthy activities and nutrition education to kids all over town! Our Mobile Recreation Vans are large cargo vehicles outfitted with balls, jump ropes, bases and other supplies for field games, fitness, nutrition, and fun art projects for kids.

Two vans visit parks and low-income apartment complexes all summer. During the school year, the vans visit school locations. Learn more by checking out the video on YouTube.


Eatsmart CMYK ExtensionThe vans are funded by the City of Boise and operated by Boise Parks & Recreation staff. Additional support has been provided by the University of Idaho's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, the Boise Sunrise Rotary Club and the Boise Southwest Rotary club.


The Mobile Recreation Unit was launched in February 2008 to address programming deficiencies identified by the Mayor's Council on Children and Youth. Accessibility, both in terms of location and cost, was identified as a major obstacle facing families looking for safe, quality after-school programming for their children. The Mobile Recreation Unit is intended to help alleviate the accessibility issue and provide safe, supervised activities near to home.  This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider. 

Chris Camacho, Mobile Recreation Coordinator
Boise Parks & Recreation