Ivywild Park

416 W IVYWILD ST

Ivywild parkIvywild Park is approximately 18 acres. The park's most recognizable feature is the outdoor Ivywild Pool, which includes a toddler pool and slides. The pool was built in part with anonymous donations from a member of the community. The park also consists of a shelter, tennis courts, softball field and playground. The playground was renovated in 2003.

 

2-5 Playground

Swingsets: yes
Age group: 2-5

ivyplayground.jpgThe playground surface is wood chips.

5-12 Playground

Swingsets: yes
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.

Adopt-A-Park

Logo.DeltaSigmaPhiIvywild Park has kindly been adopted by Delta Sigma Phi at Boise State University. Delta Sigma Phi strongly believes in changing the face of the Fraternity image. They look for the best men who have the potential to be the most authentic male leaders that they can be!

The Adopt-A-Park program gives churches, civic organizations, local businesses, and other community groups the opportunity to adopt their neighborhood park. Adopting groups will commit to maintaining their park for a renewable one-year term, helping with things such as eradicating graffiti, picking up litter, filling mutt-mitt dispensers, painting site amenities, raking leaves, and mulching trees and planting beds. In exchange, the Department recognizes the group as the adopting agency via our website and signage at the park.

Visit here to learn more about our Adopt-A-Park program.

Open Play Areas

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

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Places to Walk

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

The walking map sign located in the park was created through a partnership with SelectHealth and Let's Move Boise.

Pool

The larger/main pool has large pretzel slide and two drop-off slides for swimmers only.  The pool has a zero-depth entry with curved shapes.

The wading pool has a zero-depth entry with curved shapes and numerous play amenities. The wading pool is designed for non-swimming youth ages 6 years and under.

Public Art

Ivywild Public ArtThe historic building, formerly known as the Ivywild Station, originally stood on Broadway Avenue near Richmond Street and served the South Boise streetcar line; it is an enduring symbol of Boise's streetcar history. The building is one of the few structures associated with the streetcar still in existence in the Boise area. Renovation of the structure and creation of a full-size "ghost" trolley resulted in public art that honors the role the streetcar system played in building Boise.

Reservations

Ivywild Park has a covered shelter which may be reserved for picnics.

Restrooms

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.

Soccer

Number of Practice fields: 2
Turf Type: Grass

Fields are scheduled and reserved for local soccer organizations and partners by Boise Parks & Recreation. Usually weekdays or early evenings are available for drop-in use (first-come, first-serve).

Softball

Number of Softball fields: 2
Turf Type: Dirt & Grass

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.

Tennis

Number of Tennis courts: 4

Tennis courts may be reserved by contacting:
Boise Parks and Recreation
(208) 608-7680

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

View our Rules & Regulations for Tennis Court Use

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.

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.