Terry Day Park

1225 S Federal Way

Terry Day Park September 2013 068Terry Day Park was created in 2006 when Patrick O. Day donated 7 acres of land to the City of Boise in honor of his late wife, Terry Day. 

A beloved wife and mother, Terry Day was a longtime Boise resident with a passion for land conservation, gardening, tennis and civic volunteerism. 

Park amenities include a gravel pathway, fishing pond, open grassy areas, a parking lot, mature and newly planted trees, and picnic benches. The $575,000 project was funded by the City of Boise. 

Construction is nearly complete on two new tennis courts. Funding is provided by the City of Boise and impact fees generated by new home construction.

The park provides open space in an underserved area of the community. A needs assessment identified a new park on the Bench as a top priority in the 2004 Boise Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan. 

For dog owners:

  • Dogs are required to be licensed (BCC 6-07).
  • Dogs may not harass humans or other animals (BCC 6-07).
  • Dogs must be on a leash unless in an area otherwise indicated (BCC 13-03-06).
  • Owners are required to remove fecal matter deposited by their pets (BCC 13-03-06).

Park users in violation of any of the above ordinances or any other rules of the parks outlined in Boise City Code may be cited, fined, and asked to leave.
 
Donations

Donations for development of the Terry Day Park are tax deductible through the Heritage Trust Fund, a program that helps to support Boise Parks & Recreation Department Projects and programs. 

Terry Day

terrydaybio.jpgA beloved wife and mother, Terry Day was a longtime Boise resident with a passion for land conservation, gardening, tennis and civic volunteerism.

Born Dorothy Therese Primrose Mizpah Owen in 1932, Terry moved to Boise from Llanelly, Wales in 1951 with her family. She was working as a typist at Albertsons Inc. when she met Patrick O. Day at the company headquarters. They married March 7, 1953.

A former president of the St. Alphonsus Hospital auxiliary, Terry was involved with a volunteer group that founded the Festival of Trees celebration. She has been a member of the Junior League of Boise, League of Women Voters, Idaho State Historical Museum, Morrison Center Auxiliary and the Bronco Athletic Association.

Terry was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boise. For many years she was a member of the Cathedral of the Rockies Mary Circle, a womens group. She also worked on the annual church bazaar.

Terry and Pat were among the founders of the Boise Swim and Racquet Club. Terry enjoyed many spirited tennis games with her friends at Boise city parks and the Boise Swim & Racquet Club.

Terry was certified as an advanced master gardener. She loved tending flowers and has been a member of the Merry Tillers Garden Club. She also served as a flower judge at the Western Idaho Fair.

Amenities & Details

Open Play Areas

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

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.