Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center

3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center (JHFLC) is situated in the heart of the Boise foothills, surrounded by native sagebrush steppe ecosystem and a diverse assortment of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and amphibians.

Annually, the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center serves over 10,000 students and community members, offering environmental education programs designed to ignite interest in natural resources, science, and Idaho's cultural and ecological heritage.

In addition to education programs, JHFLC houses the City of Boise's Foothills Open Space Division and the Ridge to Rivers Program. Together, all of these programs are working to protect our foothills and keep them accessible to the community.

The JHFLC site offers a Native Plant Garden, self-led story trail and a picnic area, while the building has two classrooms used for field trips, community programs and facility rentals.

Drop-Off Outdoor Preschool

Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center (FLC) is a great place to connect with nature and immerse your preschooler in the outdoors.

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3188 Sunset Peak Road

Hours and Contact

Grounds open daily, year round from sunrise to sunset.

Building open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed on major holidays.

Phone: (208) 608-7810

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Sensory and pollinator garden

Conservation Station and Pollinator Garden

Boise Parks and Recreation's Conservation Stations are a discovery based environmental education program designed to educate the community about a variety of conservation related topics. While in the parks, visitors may come across a station and learn about our natural environment while recreating in Boise parks.


Pollinators are a vital part of our ecosystem and help facilitate a plant's ability to reproduce. About one-third of the United States food crops rely on the help they receive from pollinators. Without these important insects, we would lose many fruits and vegetables. However, due to habitat loss and development, many pollinator populations are in decline. Check out this station and observe pollinators in action!

Public Art

Cat's Face Revival by Reham Aarti

Smoking Prohibition

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all City of Boise parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise River Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis Parks and at city-owned golf courses.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. You can contact Boise Valley Towing by calling (208) 389-9707.

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