Terry Day Park

1225 S Federal Way

Terryday WebTerry Day Park was created in 2006 when Patrick O. Day donated 7 acres of land to the City of Boise in honor of his late wife, Terry Day. 

A beloved wife and mother, Terry Day was a longtime Boise resident with a passion for land conservation, gardening, tennis and civic volunteerism. 

Park amenities include a gravel pathway, playground, restroom, picnic shelter, fishing pond, tennis courts, open grassy areas, two parking lots, mature and newly planted trees, and picnic benches. The $575,000 project was funded by the City of Boise. 

Terry Day

terrydaybio.jpgA beloved wife and mother, Terry Day was a longtime Boise resident with a passion for land conservation, gardening, tennis and civic volunteerism.

Born Dorothy Therese Primrose Mizpah Owen in 1932, Terry moved to Boise from Llanelly, Wales in 1951 with her family. She was working as a typist at Albertsons Inc. when she met Patrick O. Day at the company headquarters. They married March 7, 1953.

A former president of the St. Alphonsus Hospital auxiliary, Terry was involved with a volunteer group that founded the Festival of Trees celebration. She has been a member of the Junior League of Boise, League of Women Voters, Idaho State Historical Museum, Morrison Center Auxiliary and the Bronco Athletic Association.

Terry was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boise. For many years she was a member of the Cathedral of the Rockies Mary Circle, a womens group. She also worked on the annual church bazaar.

Terry and Pat were among the founders of the Boise Swim and Racquet Club. Terry enjoyed many spirited tennis games with her friends at Boise city parks and the Boise Swim & Racquet Club.

Terry was certified as an advanced master gardener. She loved tending flowers and has been a member of the Merry Tillers Garden Club. She also served as a flower judge at the Western Idaho Fair.


Wondering about where to fish in Boise ponds? The Idaho Department of Fish & Game stocks several ponds in city parks maintained by the Boise Parks and Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.    

All ponds located in city parks will be closed immediately for walking or skating on ice and will remain closed indefinitely due to unsafe ice conditions. Fishing from the banks of all ponds will continue to be allowed.

Open Play Areas

TdopenspaceOpen 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/.


Swingsets: yes
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.


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

terry day 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

A backboard is available at this location.

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.