Borah Park

801 S. Aurora Dr., Boise

Borah Park is a 13-acre site featuring an outdoor pool, splash pad, community garden, small picnic shelter, reservable picnic shelter, playground, open play areas, restrooms, chess tables and public art.

The spray pad has various water features for kids of all ages. Hours are 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. There is no admission fee for the spray pad.

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Location

801 Aurora Dr

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Parking

There is parking available on site.

Restrooms

Restrooms are available at this park. Restrooms are open and park drinking fountains are now operational.

Reservations

Borah has a large shelter that may be reserved for events, picnics and ceremonies. Reservations can be made 11 months in advance at the first of each month for this park. The small shelter is available at a first come, first served basis.

Community Garden

Garden Location: 6643 W. Cassia St.
Contact Person: borahgarden@gmail.com
Fees: Determined by the Borah Neighborhood Association
Hours Required?: Determined by the Borah Neighborhood Association

This garden was started with a Mayor's Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant of $30,611. Boise Parks and Recreation provided design and technical assistance at no cost to the Borah Neighborhood Association. The garden gets its water and electricity from the adjacent Borah park site and Boise Parks and Recreation staff inspects the garden once a week for unsafe conditions, weeds, and vandalism. The Department must approve all signs and changes to any structures in the garden (sheds, shade structures, etc.) before they are installed. The Borah Neighborhood Association is responsible for all maintenance, weed control, operation of the irrigation system, administration of the plots, debris removal and safety.

Open Play Areas

Open play areas are cut grass spaces that provide opportunities for healthy recreational activities for people of all ages.

Playground

Playground is suitable for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Swingsets are available. Playground surface is wood chips.

Pool

Constructed and opened in 1969. A 220,000 gallon pool great for recreation or lap swimming. It has two diving boards. It's a great place during the summer months!

Visit Borah Pool

Reservations

Borah has a large shelter that may be reserved for events, picnics and ceremonies. Reservations can be made 11 months in advance at the first of each month for this park. The small shelter is available at a first come, first served basis.

Restrooms

Restrooms are available at this park. Restrooms are open and park drinking fountains are now operational.

Sports Fields

Turf Type: Grass

Fields are scheduled and reserved for local soccer organizations and partners by Boise Parks and Recreation. Usually weekdays or early evenings are available for drop-in use (first-come, first-serve).

Smoking Prohibition

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

Towing

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

Master Plan

The Master Plan is a concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and landscape features planned for a park site.  It does not necessarily represent what amenities are currently in a park. 

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About Borah Park

The original property for the park was acquired in June 1965. In 2010, the park was expanded with the addition of a 4.6-acre undeveloped parcel on the west side of the park.

In 2011, the park designation was changed from a neighborhood park to a community park, making the site eligible for improvements funded by impact fees generated by new residential construction.

A $30,611 Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant was awarded in 2010 to the Borah Neighborhood Association to build a 1 community garden west of the pool. The garden includes raised beds, a drip irrigation system, gravel pathways, benches and fences. 

Public Art

Neighborhood Swim by Elizabeth Wolf

Upcoming Events

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