WHAT IS MOBILE RECREATION?
We deliver healthy activities and nutrition education to kids! Mobile Recreation Vans are large cargo vehicles outfitted with balls, jump ropes, bases and other supplies for outdoor games, fitness, nutrition, and art activities for youth.
Two vans visit schools, parks and low-income apartment complexes and provide fun, healthy activities in neighborhoods accross the city. Learn more by checking out the video on YouTube.
The vans are funded by the City of Boise and operated by Boise Parks & Recreation staff. Additional support is 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