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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
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.
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
The brick pathway links the parking lot to the existing
amphitheater, which will eventually be a 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 3308
Chinden Blvd. in Garden City or on our Naming
Opportunities web page.
Veterans Memorial Park
has a Memorial Plaza that contains a number of different monuments
and memorials that have been erected in honor of our veterans.
These include a Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial, Korean War
Memorial, POW/MIA Memorial, as well as others. It is a wonderful
place to visit to reflect on the sacrifice so many have made for
Combat Wounded Veterans
Age group: 2-5
Preschool 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
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.
Age group: 5-12
The playground surface is wood chips.
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.
A colorful map updated in May 2013 showcases new additions to
the pathway, points of interest, pedestrian bridges, parking
locations and other valuable resources for users of the 25-mile
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Open Play Areas
Open play areas are cut grass spaces
that provide opportunities for healthy recreational
activities for people of all ages.
Veterans Park has an open picnic area and covered shelter which
may be reserved.
Park restrooms are now open at this park. Park drinking fountains are not yet operational. They are turned on when temperatures are consistently above freezing.
For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.
Maps created for the city's Walk 150
project provide distances for walking paths in 17 parks throughout
the city. Check out the mileage for Places to Walk in this park at:
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.