Fort Boise Park


Fort BoiseFort Boise Park was acquired in 1950 from the federal government after the Defense Department declared the site as surplus property. The park was originally 40.37 acres but in 1956 several acres were traded to the Idaho Elks organization in exchange for a site of approximately the same size off of State Street. The park is currently about 33 acres in size.

Home to softball fields, six tennis courts and an in-ground skate park, Fort Boise is a recreational hub of activity in spring, summer and fall.


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.

To learn more about the history behind Fort Boise, check out Idaho Statesman's Boise's Building Blocks: Fort Boise Interactive story.


Number of Baseball fields: 1
Turf Type: Dirt

Jack Acree Legion Field: 1 Regulation lighted baseball diamond with dirt infield (used for Boise High School Baseball League Only)

Open Play Areas

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


There are 6 duel use pickleball courts available for use on the tennis courts at the park. For more information, visit


Park restrooms are now open at this park.  Park drinking fountains are not yet operational. They are turned on when temperatures are consistently above freezing. 

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


The Skate Park is located in the northwest corner of the park. It is a below ground, cement skate park with transition walls varying in height from 3 feet to 6 feet.


Number of Softball fields: 2
Turf Type: Dirt

Fields may be reserved for practice in early spring before league softball season begins. Scheduled softball games and Invitational Softball tournaments run April through October, Monday through Friday evenings for league softball games and weekends for tournaments.

Fort Boise Fields Aerial


Number of Tennis courts: 6

Tennis courts may be reserved by contacting:
Boise Parks and Recreation

One court must be open for public use at all times.

View our Rules & Regulations for Tennis Court Use

Fb Tennis CourtsNew Fort Boise tennis courts open for play! 

A major overhaul is complete on six aging tennis courts at Fort Boise Park, 600 Garrison Road. 

New state-of-the-art post-tension concrete courts were installed to replace deteriorating asphalt courts. 

The Tennis & Track Company (doing business as Renner Sports Surfaces) is the contractor for the $421,000 project. Funding was provided by the City of Boise. 

Overhead lights will be installed in 2014.

Master Plan

A Master Plan is a concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and landscape features planned for a park site.  It does not necessarily represent what amenities are currently in a park.