Morris Hill Park


Morris Hill Park Oct 2010 2 A popular neighborhood park on the Boise Bench, Morris Hill opened in June 2007. The 7.91-acre site features a large grassy open area, a 1-acre fenced dog park, picnic shelter, playground, restroom, benches, tables, horseshoe pits and an arboretum.

A brochure is available to lead you on a self-guided tree walk through the park. 

The 24 x 20-foot metal shelter helps to provide a shaded picnic area for families and friends to gather in the neighborhood.

In 2009, MHNA received a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant award for $132,750 to build a new playground in the park. The new playground was completed in mid-April 2010.


Gem State KiwanisMorris Hill Park has kindly been adopted by the Gem State Kiwanis Club.  The Gem State Kiwanis has a rich history of public service. Their current project to help with the everyday maintenance at Morris Hill Park has met their on-going mission of being of service to the youth in our community.  One of their key missions is "to develope, by precept and example, a more intelligent and serviceable citizenship."  The Kiwanis are please to be an active part of the Morris Hill Park experience!

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.

Dog Off-Leash Park

Morris Hill Dog ParkThe dog park in Morris Hill Park is a 1-acre fenced area featuring mulch ground cover, a picnic shelter provided by the Idaho Humane Society, picnic tables, benches, trees, and a doggie drinking fountain (water is available from mid-April through mid-October).

The park also features fire hydrants and agility toys for your dog to enjoy.  Mutt mitt dispensers and trash cans are available for owners to pick up after their pets.

Dogs and their owners should be sure to follow the City's leash and pick-up ordinance while going to and coming from the dog park.  Please follow the Dog Off-Leash Rules and Regulations while visiting the park.


Number of Horseshoes courts: 2

morrishillhorseshoes.jpgThere are 2 horseshoe pits available at a first-come, first-serve basis.

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.


Swingsets: yes
Age group: 2-12

morrisplayground.jpgThe play equipment suitable for children ages 2-12 includes saddle spinners, an orbiter, swings and other elements. Additional features include a wheelchair-accessible cycler and a molded bucket seat for the swing set. The playground surface is wood chips.

Public Art

morrispublicart.jpgThe sculpture is on the north side of the park on a semicircular concrete slab protruding into the arboretum from the walking path that circumnavigates the park. The artist, Francis Fox, chose this site because of its potential for a quiet and intimate experience with the sculpture, the arboretum, and the cemetery.

The bronze sculpture will also function as a circular bench. Most of the artists' research for this project, over a two-year period, was focused on tree seeds. Through this investigation and his growing familiarity with the site, Francis was inspired to choose an idea that could elicit a general sense of growth and contemplation from the viewer. The vertical form of the bench relates to trees in both their mature and infant stages of life. The domed bottom of the sculpture suggests balance. These formal choices combined with the seating function and the site location, all contribute to create a potential non-verbal awareness of trees and a general experience of life cycles.

The sculpture is completely cast in bronze with a two-inch solid stainless steel pole embedded in concrete.


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.

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.