Boise Depot

2603 W Eastover Terrace

Depot February 2014

The Boise Depot is a beautiful historic Spanish-style structure operated by the Boise Parks & Recreation Department as a public meeting space and historic site. Designed by New York architects, the building opened in 1925 to elaborate fanfare in the capital city.

With a splendid panoramic view of the Boise Front, the building grounds include Platt Gardens, a lovely park with pathways, a gazebo and a koi pond makes this a popular site for weddings, photographs and public gatherings.

GREAT HALL 

Depot amenities include The Great Hall, a soaring 77 ft by 46 ft totaling 3,542-square-foot multi-story atrium that once served as the building's waiting room.  Ten original benches line the walls of the Great Hall.  Maximum Occupancy - 300 standing, 165 seated.

The original 1925 Barkalow Brothers Newsstand is featured on the west wall.  The newsstand has been slightly restored but remains in its' original form.  This area is great for a buffet or display.  The Great Halls' ceiling is lined with Spanish trusses, each imprinted with antique locomotives. 

REMNANTS OF BOISE

Remnants of Boise illustrates the first 150 years of Boise's growth and development through the themes of Community, Environment, and Enterprise. Virtual tourists will discover how Boise citizens shaped the arid high-desert environment by combining entrepreneurial spirit and unique cultural traditions to shape Boise into a thriving, albeit isolated, western city. The tour consists of 25 locations that explore a different area of the city. This Department of Arts & History coordinated this project in conjunction with the BOISE 150 celebration.

MAKE A RESERVATION: Must be 21 years or older to reserve the Boise Depot.

Reservations are now available online.  The Depot may be scheduled 11 months in advance (12:01 a.m. on the 1st Day of the 11th month).  NOTE:  Community Events  are not available online.

 

4 OPTIONS TO MAKE A RESERVATION:

fax_in.pngNEW! ONLINE Depot Great Hall may be reserved online via our RecTrac system.

To make an online reservation, customers will need to make sure they have a valid username and password at https://bprwebtrac.cityofboise.org prior to making an online reservation.  Your address must be verified by a staff member during regular business hours.

mail_in.pngComplete an online Request Form.

phone_in.png CALL 208-608-7644, Leave a message and calls are returned in the order they are received.

walk_in.pngWALK-IN: We are located at 1104 Royal Blvd, Boise Idaho 83706. Office Hours are M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed legal holidays.

Calls, walk-ins and request forms will be processed in the order they are received.

DEPOT EVENT PHOTOS

  • Click here to view Event Providers highlighting their events at the Boise Depot.

DEPOT AMENITIES PHOTOS

  • Click here to view a brochure highlighting Depot amenities.
SCHEDULING/RATES

 

The Great Hall may be scheduled 11 months (1st business day of the 11th month) in advance for private events.

POLICIES/APPLICATIONS

 

BOISE DEPOT HISTORY

  • Click here to learn more about the history of the Boise Depot.

BIG MIKE

  • Click here to learn more about the Boise Depot's steam locomotive, Big Mike.
FREE PUBLIC HOURS
OPEN
SUNDAY & MONDAY 11a-5p (Closed on Legal Holidays)

DEPOT TOURS AVAILABLE!

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Smoking Prohibition

Boise Smokefree Park SignSmoking is prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.

NOTE: E-cigarettes are not prohibited under the ordinances.

Towing

Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. Boise Valley Towing at (208) 389-9707.