COVID-19 Update

For the latest updates on City of Boise stage 2 facilities and services that are reopening, visit the city’s resource page.

Summer Activity Guide and Registration

Also due to uncertainty related to COVID-19 and its impact on programming, printing and distribution of the Summer 2020 Boise Parks and Recreation Activity Guide will not take place. The department is still evaluating the possibility of activities, classes and programs being held this summer. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and make programming decisions with the health and safety of our residents, customers and employees in mind.

Our team has been doing some planning behind the scenes and we are hopeful that we will be able to host some summer programming eventually, but only time will tell. Should we be able to safely host programming at any point this summer, class and activity information will be made available on our website. Registration would take place online and over the phone at our facilities. If you have any questions, please call us at (208) 608-7600 or email us at


This summer, Boise Parks and Recreation is offering eight Playcamps at area parks. The affordable, day-long program provides developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 6-12 (children must be going into first grade), Monday through Friday. This summer, we will be following all state and local health and safety protocols at camp while creating a fun and educational atmosphere for students.

We still have spots available for week-long camp registration at the following Boise parks:

All Playcamps will start Monday, June 1 and run throughout the summer.


If you have questions, please email or call (208) 608-7686 (our office is staffed Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.).

City of Boise Pools Will Not Open in 2020

After careful consideration, leaders from the City of Boise and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department have made the tough decision not to open the city’s municipal swimming pools in 2020. Uncertainty surrounding the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), public safety, and cost evaluations based on a shortened season all factored into the decision. Read the full announcement here.

Virtual Classes

As we continue to cancel in-person events for the health and safety of the community, the City of Boise is working on bringing you free virtual classes and wellness content online through Be Well Boise. You can go behind-the-scenes at the zoo, get gardening tips from our Boise Urban Garden School staff, learn how to make healthy snacks for kids and more. Visit often for new virtual activities and programming. We will continue to look for new and innovative ways to serve you while you stay home and stay safe.

Cancellations, Credits and Refunds

Customers will be issued credits and refunds for program, league and activity cancellations made by Boise Parks and Recreation in light of COVID-19 will be issued a pro-rated amount automatically as needed. Thank you for your patience as this process is completed.

If you have any questions or customer service needs, please contact us at (208) 608-7600 or email. Staff will be monitoring phone lines and emails during the temporary facilities closure and responding as soon as possible to messages.

Please visit the City of Boise’s website for updates as this situation evolves.

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