We offer a variety of educational programs that nurture the public’s curiosity and encourage the exploration of Boise’s natural and historical significance.

If you want to learn something new, we offer lots of ways to go beyond passive enjoyment of the Boise park system. From individuals and families to classrooms and corporations, there’s something for everyone.

Learning Opportunties

Boise Parks and Recreation

The goal of the Boise Parks and Recreation community education program is to enhance enjoyment of our parks and open spaces by fostering awareness and understanding of the important role they play in our lives.

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The WaterShed

Dive into the world of water and climate science and learn how you can help protect and conserve our resources through indoor and outdoor exhibits.

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Boise Urban Garden School

The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) program utilizes a ¾ acre organic garden as the foundation for learning. 

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Boise Community Forestry

Community Forestry offers volunteer and educational opportunities to help preserve the welfare of the trees that grace our great city.

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Foothills Learning Center

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.

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Idaho Master Naturalists

The mission of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to actively work toward stewardship of Idaho’s natural environment. This program is managed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

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Zoo Boise

Families and children will have fascinating wildlife adventures through programs that are both educational and fun at Zoo Boise!

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For other after hours park related emergencies (i.e. irrigation issues, restrooms), please call (208) 489-6640.