Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex


cfmsportscomplex.jpgAttention Park Users:  When visting the park over the next few months, you will notice a lower pond level. Over the next few weeks, the pond will lower a couple feet while irrigation is still on.  Later this fall, the pond will lower another 6 feet.  By lowering the pond, the goal is to kill the milfoil (aquatic weed). The pond is about 18 feet.  There will still be sufficient water for the fish.  The normal pond level will reappear in the spring. Idaho Department of Fish & Game does not plan to stock the pond in November.  

Charles F. McDevitt Sports Complex is a Special Use Park located in West Boise at the intersection of Eagle and McMillan roads. The park features 30 acres of developed land with another 10 acres of undeveloped property.

Amenities include Little League fields, picnic areas, a fishing pond, skate park and open play areas.  

On Feb. 21, 2013, the Boise Parks & Recreation Commission approved a revision to the Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex master plan. The revised plan adds three lighted lacrosse fields, lighting for the little league fields, a restroom/concession/meeting building, lacrosse bounce wall, a new 112-stall parking lot expansion, and associated site and landscape improvements. Two of the lacrosse fields will be artificial turf.  The third field will be artificial turf, depending on funding.

The commission also approved lights but restricted use past 10 p.m. Sports field lighting plans must be approved by the Boise City Planning & Zoning Commission.

Funding for construction of new fields and other amenities in the revised master plan will be provided by private donations raised by youth sports organizations.

Dogs are not allowed in Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex during Little League season from March 1-Oct. 31.

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Mr. McDevitt made a name for himself in the Boise community as a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice who believes in the philosophy that "keeping young people busy with work and play keeps them out of trouble." He is a past president of the Boise Parks & Recreation Commission and currently leads the Foothills Conservation Advisory Board. His dedication to the Boise valley has been tremendous and demonstrates his feelings for improving the area. In 2004, Mr. McDevitt received the Robert M. Artz Award. The prestigious award was presented at the National Recreation and Park Association national awards ceremony.

2-5 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 2-5

The playground surface is wood chips.


5-12 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.



Wondering about where to fish in Boise ponds? The Idaho Department of Fish & Game stocks several ponds in city parks maintained by the Boise Parks & Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.   



Little League

Number of Little League fields: 7
Turf Type: Dirt & Grass

Fields are scheduled through local little league organizations and may be available on a drop-in basis (first-come, first-serve) during little league season.  League practice is not able to be scheduled.

Open Play Areas

Open play areas are cut grass spaces that provide opportunities for healthy recreational activities for people of all ages.

Places to Walk

Download a map of the walking paths and distances in this park.

Sign created in partnership with SelectHealth and Let's Move Boise.

Public Art

charlesfmcdevittpublicart.jpgI'm Glad You're Here, 2006 By Grant Olsen

"I'm Glad You're Here," aims to convey that everyone is welcome. What better icon for this desert landscape than a cowboy, the western hero. His holster is empty, signifying the message, "leave your guns at the door when you enter." The icon on the other side, the conjurer, has the ability to make the impossible look easy - his magic mirrors a skater's pursuit. He wants to do tricks on his skateboard that look effortless, but, in reality, take much skill and time to perfect.


Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are turned off for the winter.

For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.


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.


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