Helen B. Lowder Park

3450 S LAW AVE

Helen B. Lowder Park ShelterHelen B. Lowder Park is a 5-acre neighborhood park in Southeast Boise next to Liberty Elementary School. The park features open grassy areas, two shelters, two tennis courts, picnic areas, a playground, basketball courts, paved walking path, sand volleyball court and a public art piece.

Formerly known as Centennial Park, the name was changed in May 2003 in honor of the late Helen B. Lowder. 

Mrs. Lowder was recognized for her years of service as a member and past president of the Boise Parks & Recreation Commission and for her volunteer work as a trustee and former president of the Boise Public Library Board.


Lowder was a member of the Foothills Conservation Advisory Board and publicly endorsed the serial levy passed by voters in 2001 to preserve open space in the Foothills.

She also served on the Library Building Steering Committee and participated in the selection of consultants for the library vision project and development of the Master Library Facility Plan that will guide a branch library system over the next 20 years.

2-5 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 2-5

helenblowderplayground2.jpgThe playground surface is wood chips.

5-12 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.helenblowderplayground.jpg


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.


Number of Basketball courts: 2

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.


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

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).

Public Art

Big Fun by Benjamin Love


Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are 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.


Number of Tennis courts: 2

Helen B. Lowder Park Tennis 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


Number of Volleyball courts: 1

Helen B Lowder VolleyballOne 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.


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.