Morris Hill Park


Morris Hill Park Oct 2010 2 A popular neighborhood park on the Boise Bench, Morris Hill opened in June 2007. The 7.91-acre site features a large grassy open area, a 1-acre fenced dog park, picnic shelter, playground, restroom, benches, tables, horseshoe pits and an arboretum.

A brochure is available to lead you on a self-guided tree walk through the park. 

The 24 x 20-foot metal shelter helps to provide a shaded picnic area for families and friends to gather in the neighborhood.

In 2009, MHNA received a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant award for $132,750 to build a new playground in the park. The new playground was completed in mid-April 2010.

Construction Update:

Hellman Construction will be making improvements to the dog park at Morris Hill as part of a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant the neighborhood received.

Improvements include dividing the park for a separate area for small dogs, constructing a gravel walking path, additional toys and agility training amenities and adding additional benches and picnic tables.

While there will be impacts to the dog park, Boise Parks and Recreation has worked with the contractor to keep a portion of the park open during construction. For you and your dog’s safety, we ask that during this time you stay aware of your surrounding and pay attention to construction safety fencing by staying out of the construction. This will also allow the contractor to complete the work as quickly as possible. The open area may change during different stages of construction.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Project Manager Toby Norton at


Gem State KiwanisMorris Hill Park has kindly been adopted by the Gem State Kiwanis Club.  The Gem State Kiwanis has a rich history of public service. Their current project to help with the everyday maintenance at Morris Hill Park has met their on-going mission of being of service to the youth in our community.  One of their key missions is "to develope, by precept and example, a more intelligent and serviceable citizenship."  The Kiwanis are please to be an active part of the Morris Hill Park experience!

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.

Dog Off-Leash Park

Morris Hill Dog ParkThe dog park in Morris Hill Park is a 1-acre fenced area featuring mulch ground cover, a picnic shelter provided by the Idaho Humane Society, picnic tables, benches, trees, and a doggie drinking fountain (water is available from mid-April through mid-October).

The park also features fire hydrants and agility toys for your dog to enjoy.  Mutt mitt dispensers and trash cans are available for owners to pick up after their pets.

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.


Number of Horseshoes courts: 2

morrishillhorseshoes.jpgThere are 2 horseshoe pits available at a first-come, first-serve basis.

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.


Swingsets: yes
Age group: 2-12

morrisplayground.jpgThe play equipment suitable for children ages 2-12 includes saddle spinners, an orbiter, swings and other elements. Additional features include a wheelchair-accessible cycler and a molded bucket seat for the swing set. The playground surface is wood chips.

Public Art

Sprout Bench by Francis Fox


Restrooms in this park are open year around.  

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.