Optimist Youth Sports Complex

9889 W Hill Rd Pkwy

Optimist YSC September 2008 28 Optimist Youth Sports Complex is a 51 acre park located in northwest Boise.  The park features sports fields, open play areas, a fishing pond and public art. 

Questions about parking?  Please read our flyer about parking at Optimist.

Currently restroom facilities are not available for drop-in use.  Restrooms are open during scheduled sporting events only.

In agreement with the Boise Noon Optimists  the sports complex is primarily football fields and soccer fields.  This agreement came about through a contract made between the City of Boise and the Boise Noon Optimists in 2002.  The Boise Noon Optimists led by Jerron Moore agreed to raise funds for the development and perform the construction of the park.  The City then took over maintaining the park. 

Dogs are allowed on-leash outside of the designated football and soccer seasons.  

Restriction dates:

  • September- November (football season)
  • March- May (soccer season)

No practices permitted at this location. 


Oyscpond070430 007Wondering about where to fish in Boise ponds? The Idaho Department of Fish & Game stocks several ponds in city parks maintained by the Boise Parks & Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.

Open Play Areas

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

Places to Walk

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

Sign created in partnership with SelectHealth and Let's Move Boise.

Public Art

optimistpublicart.jpgSports Icons, 2005 By Ward Hooper
These silhouettes of football players and a soccer player sit atop colorful poles marking the playing fields. 


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.


Turf Type: Grass

Oyscsoccer070510 29Fields are scheduled and reserved for local soccer organizations and partners by Boise Parks & Recreation. 

No practices permitted at this location. 


Number of Tennis courts: 1

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 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.