Manitou Park


ManitoushelterManitou Park is an 11-acre park with mature shade trees and a large open area in a well-established Southeast Boise neighborhood.  The park features several play areas, including a sports field, playground and basketball and tennis courts.

A covered picnic shelter is available in the park. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


2-5 Playground

Swingsets: yes
Age group: 2-5


The playground surface is wood chips.

5-12 Playground

Swingsets: yes
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.


Number of Basketball courts: 1


Dog Off-Leash Area

Of the 11 acres, 5.1 acres are available for off-leash use during designated hours. The approved area is the open field on the north end of the park defined by the berm on the south side and the property lines on the east, north and west ends of the park. There are signs with maps identifying the approved area installed at the park for user reference.

Dogs are allowed off leash in the designated area in the mornings, sunrise to 10:00 a.m., and evenings, 4:00 p.m. to Sunset. Dogs must be on a leash at all other times during the day.

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.

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.


manitou pickleballThere are 4 pickleball courts available for use at the park. For more information, visit

Practice Fields

Number of Practice fields: 2
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).


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.


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

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.