Veterans Memorial Park

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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 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.


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 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.


vetsmem.jpgVeterans 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 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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Wake Memorial

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POW/MIA Memorial

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 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 pathway. 

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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.

Reservations

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

Restrooms

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.

Walk 150

walk150webteaser.jpgMaps 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: http://www.walk150.org/places-to-walk/

 

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.