Whitney Community Center

1609 S Owyhee St. Boise

Our community center is located at Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., on the Boise Bench off Overland Road. The center, which is operated by Boise Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Boise School District, opened in August 2009.

As of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, face coverings will be required at all indoor city facilities.


1609 S Owyhee St.

Hours of Operation

Closed during the summer, weekends and holidays

Monday - Friday: 3:35 - 6:30 p.m. (During School Year)
Snow days: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (During School Year)

Kids doing crafts

About the Community Center

The 4,000-square-foot community center features multipurpose rooms for after-school drop-in use, studio space for art and dance classes for children and adults, and a supervised teen activity center with computers, games, and a lounging area.

The City of Boise allocated $600,000 for the center, which serves low-income children in the neighborhood. Whitney is a Title I school with more than 50 percent of children receiving free or reduced price lunches.

At Whitney Community Center, the Kid City free drop-in program is available for children in grades 4-6. Staff members will provide instruction in fitness and art, homework assistance, and a snack. Kid City is open year round.

Kids at Whitney help plant and harvest fresh produce from a community garden maintained by Boise Parks and Recreation.

Teens will enjoy an informal gathering space with cozy lounge chairs, computer stations with interactive video games, and a large-screen TV and Wii games. Staff members will provide mentoring and life skills development for teens.

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