Parks and Open Space Protections

Boiseans value the many benefits that come from access to the city’s beautiful parks and open space reserves. Since 2021, the Parks and Recreation Department has been working with Mayor Lauren McLean and city leadership to complete an exhaustive review of documents related to the city's 103 park sites in Boise city limits (both developed and undeveloped), 14 open space reserves and the Boise River Greenbelt.

While many properties already have lasting protections written into existing agreements like deeds, donation agreements, construction, and purchase agreements, approximately 50 parks and open space reserves will benefit from additional protections through added deed restrictions to make clear the locations are to be used as parks and open spaces in perpetuity.

Open space at Borah Park
Borah Park
Open space at Molenaar Park
Molenaar Park
open space at Catalpa Park
Catalpa Park
Open space at Williams Park
Williams Park

Starting in November 2022, the Boise City Council will consider individual resolutions and deed restriction documents on a weekly basis for the parks and open space reserves identified through this process. The locations will be considered in alphabetical order.

Locations will be added to the interactive map as lasting protections are approved by council.

Interactive Map

WEEK 3 - December 6, 2022

  • Hillside to Hollow Reserve
  • Hulls Gulch Reserve
  • Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
  • Idaho Fallen Firefighter Memorial
  • Kirsten Coughlin Park
  • Kristens Park
  • Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park
  • Magnolia Park
  • Manitou Park
  • Mariposa Park

WEEK 2 - November 29, 2022 - Approved

  • Elm Grove Park
  • Fairview Park
  • Florence Park
  • Foothills East Park
  • Foothills East Reserve
  • Franklin Park
  • Gordon S. Bowen Park
  • Hawkins Range Reserve
  • Helen B. Lowder Park
  • Hewett Park

WEEK 1 - November 15, 2022 - Approved

  • Aldape Park 
  • Baggley Park 
  • Borah Park
  • Bowden Park 
  • Cassia Park 
  • Castle Hills Park 
  • Catalpa Park 
  • Charles F. McDevitt Park 
  • Cottonwood Park 
  • DeMeyer Park 

To view upcoming Boise City Council meetings and agendas, click here.

For additional information about park and open space protection efforts within the City of Boise, please contact Boise Parks and Recreation.

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