COVID-19 Update

For the latest updates on City of Boise stage 3 facilities and services that are reopening, visit the city’s resource page

Face Coverings Required

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean has issued a new public health order that takes effect Saturday, July 4 requiring everyone to use face coverings in the City of Boise to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are now required in all indoor and outdoor public places unless you can maintain physical distance of at least six feet from other people. There are a few exceptions for children under the age of 5, on-duty first responders, or those with health or communication concerns. 

Visitors to Zoo Boise, Warm Springs Golf Course, Quail Hollow Golf Course and other City of Boise Parks and Recreation facilities will be required to wear face coverings. 

More information can be found here.

Summer 2020 Limited Programming and Registration

A limited number of camps and classes are offered this summer due to increased health and safety protocols and requirements related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). For this reason, printing and distribution of the Summer 2020 Boise Parks and Recreation Activity Guide will not take place.

Our team has been doing some planning behind the scenes and we are excited to announce limited summer programming opportunities below. You can also browse upcoming camps, classes and activities via our online registration system.

  • Adult golf lessons will be offered at Quail Hollow and Warm Springs Golf Courses in July and August
  • Youth tennis lessons will resume in July
  • Boise Urban Garden School and Foothills Learning Center outdoor programming, camps and classes are on schedule to resume mid-July
  • AdVenture Recreation outdoor sports and activities will be offered in July and August
  • Please note: Fort Boise Community Center remains temporarily closed

Registration for all summer 2020 programming will 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

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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