Catalpa Park

4516 W CATALPA DR

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Catalpa Park is treasured by Northwest Boise neighbors for its walking path, public art and mature trees. The park is adjacent to Collister Elementary School, which was built in 1912 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The park site was formed with the 1996 purchase of three residential properties totaling 6.5 acres. The properties were managed as rental units until development funding was allocated in 2000. At that time, neighbors were asked for input on three concept designs. The outcome was a park plan featuring a perimeter walking path, playground, restroom, shelter, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, basketball court and an informal skate board area. The Catalpa Neighborhood Park was dedicated on August 13, 2002. 

The shelter is available at a first-come, first-serve basis.

Adopt-A-Park

Logo.CollisterElementaryCatalpa Park has kindly been adopted by Collister Elementary School, which is nestled between Catalpa Park and the backdrop of the Boise Foothills in northwest Boise.  Collister is strong in academics, athletics, art, music, and extramural activities.  It is the home of the Eagles and they are flying high!

The Adopt-A-Park program gives churches, civic organizations, local businesses, and other community groups the opportunity to adopt their neighborhood park. Adopting groups will commit to maintaining their park for a renewable one-year term, helping with things such as eradicating graffiti, picking up litter, filling mutt-mitt dispensers, painting site amenities, raking leaves, and mulching trees and planting beds. In exchange, the Department recognizes the group as the adopting agency via our website and signage at the park.

Interested in adopting a park? Visit here to apply and learn more about our Adopt-A-Park program.

Basketball

Number of Basketball courts: 1

Horseshoes

Number of Horseshoes courts: 2

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

Open Play Areas

Open play areas are cut grass spaces that provide opportunities for healthy recreational activities for people of all ages.

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Pickleball

There are 2 dual use pickleball courts available for use on the tennis courts at the park. For more information, visit http://boisepickleball.com/.

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

The playground surface is wood chips.BPR All General 10 30 2012 CATALPA PLAYGROUND UP CLOSE FOR WEB

Practice Fields

Turf Type: Grass

Fields are scheduled and reserved for local soccer organizations and partners by Boise Parks and Recreation. Usually weekdays or early evenings are available for drop-in use (first-come, first-serve).

Restrooms

Staff are beginning to winterize restrooms and water fountains. Restrooms may be closed and park drinking fountains may be turned off for the winter.

For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.

Tennis

Number of Tennis courts: 2

Tennis 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

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

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.