Fort Boise Park


Tennis PlayersFort Boise Park was acquired in 1950 from the federal government after the Defense Department declared the site as surplus property. The park was originally 40.37 acres but in 1956 several acres were traded to the Idaho Elks organization in exchange for a site of approximately the same size off of State Street. The park is currently about 33 acres in size.

Home to softball fields, six tennis courts and an in-ground skate park, Fort Boise is a recreational hub of activity in spring, summer and fall.



Number of Baseball fields: 1
Turf Type: Dirt

Jack Acree Legion Field: 1 Regulation lighted baseball diamond with dirt infield (used for Boise High School Baseball League Only)

Community Garden

fbcc gardenFort Boise accessible community garden was designed for seniors and people with disabilities. There is a concrete path that leads to each table or planter box.  The tables and garden boxes were built with help from some Bishop Kelly High school students as a senior community service project. This new garden space is programmed for seniors, camps and therapeutic recreational opportunities. Garden operations will be managed through Fort Boise Community Center which is part of Boise Parks and Recreation.

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, only lighted ballfields are open until 11 p.m.


Restrooms at this park are open year around.


Fort Boise ParkThe Skate Park is located in the northwest corner of the park. It is a below ground, cement skate park with transition walls varying in height from 3 feet to 6 feet.

All alcoholic beverages including beer and wine are prohibited at this park.


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.

Fort Boise Fields Aerial


Number of Tennis courts: 6

CourtsTennis 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

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.


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.