Veterans Memorial Park


Veterans Memorial Park was acquired by Boise Parks and Recreation in 1997 through a 25 year lease agreement between Boise City and the State of Idaho. The park is for the benefit of the people of the State of Idaho, Idaho's Veterans, and the general public.  There are several memorials throughout the park, a plaza, playground and pathways. 

Pets not permitted except service animals in Veterans Memorial Pond.

Parking is available on the roadway inside the park and in an adjoining lot located west of the entrance from Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Now installed!


The department worked with Treasure Valley Chapter #1025 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), to install a monument honoring 217 Idaho veterans that were lost in the Vietnam War.  The monument was modeled after the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., and was installed and dedicated on May 30th, 2016.

The project was partially funded through a brick campaign, conducted by the VVA. If you're interested in purchasing a brick learn more on our Naming Opportunities webpage.

2-5 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 2-5

vetsplay.jpgPreschool playground equipment for children age 2-5 was installed in 2001. The tot play structure features slides, climbing areas, bridges and other equipment.

Equipment for older children age 5-12 was installed in 2004. Features include 18 elevated play activities and a free-standing climbing wall.

Both projects were funded by Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants awarded by the Mayor and City Council to the Veteran's Neighborhood Association. The playground surface is wood chips.


5-12 Playground

Swingsets: no
Age group: 5-12

The playground surface is wood chips.


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.    

Greenbelt Parking

The map showcases points of interest, pedestrian bridges, parking locations and other valuable resources for users of the 25-mile pathway. 


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.

Park Ambassadors

Park Ambassador SignPark Ambassadors serve as liaisons between park users and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department (BPR). They report maintenance needs, promote proper use of the park, and share information with park users. In addition, they may share their unique hobbies and skills through special tours and programs. Park Ambassadors commit to visiting their park regularly for one year. All Ambassadors must pass a criminal history background check and attend an orientation prior to being accepted into the program.

Interested in becoming a Park Ambassador, please complete an application.

Patriot Walk

vetpatriotwalk.jpgBoise Parks and Recreation is proud to have worked with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 63, to develop a Patriots' Walk in Veterans Memorial Park. The Patriot's Walk was built in honor of Idaho Veterans that have fought for our freedom, our State, and our great Nation.

The brick pathway links the parking lot to the future location of the Veterans Memorial Plaza. The project has been funded via a capital campaign conducted by the VFW, which consists of selling Memorial Bricks to Idaho Veterans and their families.

If you are interested in purchasing a brick, Patriot's Walk brick applications are available at VFW Post 63 located at 8931 West Ardene St, Boise, ID 83709 or call (208) 424-8387.


Places to Walk

Download a map of the walking paths and distances in this park.

The walking map sign located in the park was created through a partnership with SelectHealth and Let's Move Boise.


vetsshelter.jpgVeterans Park has an open picnic area and covered shelter which may be reserved.




Restrooms in this park are open year around.  

Veterans Monuments

Veterans Memorial Park has a Memorial Plaza that containing a number of monuments and memorials that have been erected in honor of Idaho's veterans. These include a Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, POW/MIA Memorial, Pearl Harbor Memorial, and Wake Island Memorial. It is a wonderful place to visit to reflect on the sacrifice so many have made for our freedom. 


Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Pearl Harbor Memorial


POW/MIA Memorial


Veterans Memorial Plaza


Wake Island Memorial


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.