155 E GARRISON RD
Fort 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
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
Fort Boise accessible community garden was designed for seniors and people with disabilities. There is a concrete path that leads to each table or planter box. The tables and garden boxes were built with help from some Bishop Kelly High school students as a senior community service project. This new garden space will be planted in spring 2015 and will be programmed for seniors, camps and therapeutic recreational opportunities. Garden operations will be managed through Fort Boise Community Center which is part of Boise Parks & Recreation.
Open Play Areas
Open play areas are cut grass spaces
that provide opportunities for healthy recreational
activities for people of all ages.
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.
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
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
Smoking 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.
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.