Ann Morrison Park

1000 S AMERICANA BLVD

annmorrison.jpgOne of the "Ribbon of Jewels," Ann Morrison is an urban park located on the Boise River. The park property was purchased by Morrison-Knudsen Co. founder Harry W. Morrison in honor of his late wife, Ann Morrison, and built in 1959 by Morrison-Knudsen employees.

The 153-acre park features a distinctive spray fountain, bocce courts, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, outdoor gym, sand volleyball court, Candy Cane Playground, tennis courts, lighted softball diamonds, soccer, cricket and football fields, and a reservable picnic pavilion. 

Smoking is prohibited except in a designated area in the southwest corner of the park near the duck pond. See a map of the designated smoking area.

Birding

This location provides opportunities to see birds and other wildlife. 

idaho birding trailThe Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail separated into four distinct regions the IBT represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage.

If you are interested in learning more about birding in Idaho and the Idaho Birding Trail, see http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/

Bocce

The bocce ball courts will be used on Wednesday evenings, mid-April to mid-September, and is located off the University and Capital Blvd entrance in between the Ann Morrison soccer and softball fields. 

Contact: Anne Stafford (208) 376-5689 or IdahoBocceBallClub@gmail.com (President of the Club) 

For more information, visit them on Facebook by searching Idaho Bocce Ball Club @IdahoBocceBallClub

Available by reservation or on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Bocce Court Rules

Cricket

The field will be used on Sundays, mid-April to mid-September, is located in the south/west corner of the Ann Morrison soccer fields. Their concrete 'pitch' was installed between soccer fields 1 and 2.

For more information, visit their group website

Disc Golf

If you are an avid disc golfer, you have probably noticed a few changes taking place with the Ann Morrison Disc Golf Course. Thanks to the efforts of the Gem State Disc Golf Club, the course is receiving a sorely needed facelift. Holes have been relocated and others added to address changes to the park, signs are being updated, and other amenities are being considered. The new layout features 21 holes of challenging play, and starts off the American Blvd. entrance to the park. 

Dog Off-Leash Area

All areas of Ann Morrison Park are available for dog off-leash use from November 1 - February 28, Sunrise to Sunset, with the exception of the Greenbelt, parking lots, roadways, and playground.

Dogs and their owners should be sure to follow the City's leash ordinance going to and coming from the dog park, and follow the Dog Off-Leash Rules and Regulations while visiting the park.

Greenbelt Parking

The map showcases points of interest, pedestrian bridges, parking locations and other valuable resources for users of the 25-mile pathway. 

 

Horseshoes

Number of Horseshoes courts: 3

There are 3 horseshoe pits available at a first-come, first-serve basis.

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset, only lighted ballfields are open until 11 p.m.  

Outdoor Gym

Am GymThe Bodybuilding.com Park Gym at Ann Morrison Park is made up of 15 pieces of durable new fitness equipment installed on a 1,400-square-foot pad. Use of the equipment, which is accessible year round, is free to the public. Are you a gym newbie? Don't worry. Each piece of equipment has posted instructions. 

Learn more about each piece of equipment and sample workouts on bodybuilding.com's website.

Park Ambassadors

Park Ambassador SignPark Ambassadors serve as liaisons between park users and the Boise Parks and 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.

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.

Playground

Swingsets: yes
Age group: 2-12

Ann Morrison Playground

The playground surface is wood chips.

 

Public Art

Three Deer by Bernie Jesterbeck Hart

Reservations

AM 20140723 4 Ann Morrison Park has a shelter may be reserved for events, picnics and ceremonies.  The Ann Morrison Old Timer's Shelter will be available to reserve at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017 for the 2017 season.

Restrooms

Restrooms near the playground are open year around.  

Softball

Number of Softball fields: 2
Turf Type: Dirt

Fields may be reserved for practice in early spring before league softball season begins. Scheduled softball games and Invitational Softball tournaments run April through October, Monday through Friday evenings for league softball games and weekends for tournaments.AMP Ball Field.jpg

Sports Fields

The Boise Parks and Recreation Department offers sports fields that can be reserved for sports clinics, camps, tournaments and league games at this location.

For other activities including practices or scrimmages, sports fields can be used by simply dropping in first come, first serve. 

If you are interested in reserving a sports field, please visit Sports Fields webpage for general information and application.

Tennis

Number of Tennis courts: 6

AnntenniscourtsTennis courts may be reserved by contacting:
Boise Parks and Recreation
(208) 608-7680

One court must be open for public use at all times.

View our Rules and Regulations for Tennis Court Use

There are two adult sized courts and four smaller “10 and Under” youth courts.

Volleyball

Number of Volleyball courts: 1

One sand volleyball court is available at a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

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.