500 S WALNUT ST
Tree pruning activity occuring in park on Monday
Davey Tree will be in the park on Monday to prune trees under
the power line in close proximity to the restroom/shelter
facility. Please use caution in the area. Any
questions, please contact Maria Minicucci at 208-608-7614.
Municipal Park is a shady 28-acre park on
the banks of the Boise River. A favorite destination
for family reunions and company gatherings, the park has 11
reservable picnic sites, a restroom and shelter, a large
playground, and a bocce ball court. Located on the Boise River
Greenbelt, this popular park is adjacent to the Morrison Knudson Nature Center, a free open-air
education center with underwater fish displays, native plants and
wildlife habitat improvements. Dogs are not allowed in the
Municipal Park has a very interesting and colorful history. Now
a popular site for picnics and reunions, Municipal was once a
tourist campground and baseball stadium. In 1910, the Boise School
District (which was responsible for building and maintaining public
playgrounds) purchased 25 acres at this site for a baseball
stadium. Instead of building the stadium, the property became Boise
Tourist Park campground in 1918. The campground had 6,000 visitors
a season. The grounds featured tent sites, a communal kitchen with
hotplates, a laundry with a washing machine, a playground and 2
cement slabs for washing cars. After World War I, traffic increased
to 20,000 cars a year and it became difficult to maintain the park.
In 1927, the City of Boise bought the land and named it Municipal
Park. The park gained a reputation as a "hobo jungle" so it was
closed in 1938 and made into a general use park. For more
information, look for the signs located in Municipal Park along the
This location provides opportunities to see birds and other
If you are interested in learning more about birding in Idaho
and the Idaho Birding Trail, see http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/
This park has parking spaces with Greenbelt access.
Open Play Areas
Open play areas are cut grass spaces
that provide opportunities for healthy recreational
activities for people of all ages.
Age group: 2-12
The playground surface is
Municipal Park has 11 reservable
sites that may be reserved for picnics,
family reunions, company parties, etc.
Park restrooms are available at this park. Restrooms are
now open. Park drinking fountains are now operational.
For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are
available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.
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.