Veterans Memorial Park

930 N VETERANS MEMORIAL PKWY

 

Veterans Memorial Park was acquired by Boise Parks & Recreation in 1997 through a 25 year lease agreement between Boise City and the State of Idaho. The park is for the benefit of the people of the State of Idaho, Idaho's Veterans, and the general public.  There are several memorials throughout the park, a plaza, playground and pathways.

Parking is available on the roadway inside the park and in an adjoining lot located west of the entrance from Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Eighty-four new trees were planted in 2009 by Boise Parks & Recreation's Community Forestry Unit to provide shade, improve air quality, and supply habitat for birds and other wildlife. The trees were purchased and planted with city funds and a $11,700 federal grant from the Community Transportation Enhancement program, which is managed by the Idaho Department of Lands in conjunction with the Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho Community Forestry Council.

Coming Soon! 

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The department is currently working with Treasure Valley Chapter #1025 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), to install a monument honoring 217 Idaho veterans that were lost in the Vietnam War.  The monument will be modeled after the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., and is scheduled for intallation by Memorial Day, 2016.

The project is being partially funded through a brick campaign, conducted by the VVA. If you're interested in purchasing a brick, brick applications are available on our  Naming Opportu

nities web page.

2-5 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 2-5

vetsplay.jpgPreschool playground equipment for children age 2-5 was installed in 2001. The tot play structure features slides, climbing areas, bridges and other equipment.

Equipment for older children age 5-12 was installed in 2004. Features include 18 elevated play activities and a free-standing climbing wall.

Both projects were funded by Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants awarded by the Mayor and City Council to the Veteran's Neighborhood Association. The playground surface is wood chips.

 

5-12 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.

Fishing

Wondering 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.

Greenbelt Parking

A colorful map updated in June 2015 showcases new additions to the pathway, points of interest, pedestrian bridges, parking locations and other valuable resources for users of the 25-mile pathway. 

For updates on construction and other news about the Greenbelt, sign up for our free e-newsletter. /about-us/greenbelt-news/

Mobile Market

Mobile Market LogoBetween June 8th-August 21, the Mobile Market visits this park.  Shop for fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables.

Here is a listing of locations and times:

Monday

3:00–5:00: Oak Park Village,
2888 Cherry Lane

6:00–7:30: Latah Village
Apartments, 3905 W Alpine St.

Tuesday

11:00–1:30: Redwood Park,
2675 N Shamrock Ave.

Wednesday

11:00–1:30: Veterans Memorial Park,
930 Veterans Memorial Pkwy

6:00–7:30: Northwest Pointe
Apartments, 3475 N. Five Mile Rd

Thursday

11:00–1:00: Winstead Park,
6150 W. Northview

Open Play Areas

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

Park Ambassadors

Park Ambassador SignPark Ambassadors serve as liaisons between park users and the Boise Parks & Recreation Department (BPR). They report maintenance needs, promote proper use of the park, and share information with park users. In addition, they may share their unique hobbies and skills through special tours and programs. Park Ambassadors commit to visiting their park regularly for one year. All Ambassadors must pass a criminal history background check and attend an orientation prior to being accepted into the program.

Interested in becoming a Park Ambassador, please complete an application.

Patriot Walk

vetpatriotwalk.jpgBoise Parks & Recreation is proud to have worked with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 63, to develop a Patriots' Walk in Veterans Memorial Park. The Patriot's Walk was built in honor of Idaho Veterans that have fought for our freedom, our State, and our great Nation.

The brick pathway links the parking lot to the future location of the Veterans Memorial Plaza. The project has been funded via a capital campaign conducted by the VFW, which consists of selling Memorial Bricks to Idaho Veterans and their families.

If you are interested in purchasing a brick, Patriot's Walk brick applications are available at VFW Post 63 located at 8931 West Ardene St, Boise, ID 83709 or on our  Naming Opportunities web page.

 

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.

Reservations

vetsshelter.jpgVeterans Park has an open picnic area and covered shelter which may be reserved.

Veterans Park shelter and picnic sites will be available to be reserved at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2016 for the 2016 season.

 

 

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.

Veterans Monuments

Veterans Memorial Park has a Memorial Plaza that containing a number of monuments and memorials that have been erected in honor of Idaho's veterans. These include a Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, POW/MIA Memorial, Pearl Harbor Memorial, and Wake Island Memorial. It is a wonderful place to visit to reflect on the sacrifice so many have made for our freedom. 

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Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial

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Korean War Memorial

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Pearl Harbor Memorial

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POW/MIA Memorial

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Veterans Memorial Plaza

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Wake Island Memorial

 

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.