3230 W. Edson St., Boise
Bowden Park is a 3-acre park located next to South Junior High School. Park features picnic tables, a playground, outdoor gym, a restroom and open play areas.
Boise Parks and Recreation is committed to providing accessible and inclusive experiences for users of all abilities. The playground at Bowden Park includes Avalanche Inclusive Slide and Ten Spin and has bonded rubber surfacing for mobility device users. Take a video tour of this playground by clicking the button below.
Open Play Areas
Open play areas are cut grass spaces that provide opportunities for healthy recreational activities for people of all ages.
Four adult exercise stations are located at the park.
Playground has features for ages 5-12.
The new bonded rubber surfacing is universally accessible.
Bowden Park features a playground communication board. The sign encourages inclusive play for all members of our community and is an effective way to allow children of all abilities to communicate and promote public awareness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Communication boards at playgrounds have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many of the symbols and images are standardized across the country for ease of use and understanding, while other graphics on the board are personalized and tailored to the specific playground equipment and park site where the board is located. Boise’s first playground communication board includes custom graphics for Bowden Park, as well as braille and both English and Spanish.
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.
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.