Boise Parks and Recreation does not issue permits on a requested basis. The department provides select opportunities for vendors to sell food concessions in Boise City parks. This includes concessions at Borah, Fairmont, Ivywild, and Natatorium Pools, Willow Lane Athletic Complex, Fort Boise Community Center and Ann Morrison Park, all of which are awarded to vendors through a competitive bid process. Food vendors are required to have or acquire a Boise City Vending License to sell their goods in a park.
Boise Parks and Recreation also provides limited opportunities for vendors to provide specific services such as paddle boats which are filled via competitive bid process and water craft lessons or demonstrations on City managed waterways that are filled via an annual permitting process.
Regardless, vendors are required to enter into a contract with Boise Parks and Recreation that will include a set term for the contract, insurance requirements, and a licensing fee that the vendor will be required to pay. All contracts must be approved by the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission.