Monday, May 08, 2017

Doug Holloway, Boise Parks and Recreation Director

Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway has been with the department since 2001, Director since 2012.

Prior to being named by Mayor David Bieter as Director, Holloway was the Superintendent of Recreation.  During his oversight of the Recreation Division, Holloway supervised unprecedented growth in recreation programming, including the construction of three school-based community centers; the acquisition of Idaho IceWorld; the launching of the Mobile Recreation program; and the increase in youth scholarship offerings from just over 122 activities to more than 7,000 activities, among other accomplishments.  

During his tenure as Director, the department has once again experienced exceptional growth and development.  The donation of Quail Hollow Golf Course highlights the many accomplishments since 2012, including the development of several new park sites such as Marianne Williams, Terry Day, and Comba parks to name a few; the purchase of more than 500 acres of Foothills property and the addition of more than 40 miles of Ridge To Rivers Foothills trails; the construction of Esther Simplot Park and the commencement of the development of the Whitewater Park phase 2 on the Boise River; the $8.9 million dollar Gorongosa expansion at Zoo Boise; and the passing of the $10 million dollar Open Space and Clean Water levy which will preserve and conserve more open space for generations to come. 

Holloway grew up in Payette and graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. Prior to coming to the City in 2001, he spent time working in the health and fitness industry, in Corporate Affairs at Micron Technology, and as Director for the Payette County Recreation District.  Holloway also served a five-year term on the Boise City Parks and Recreation Commission from 1995-1999.