Bowden Park

3230 W. Edson St., Boise

Bowden Park is a 3-acre park located next to South Junior High School. Park features picnic tables, a restroom and open play areas.

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.


3230 W Edson St

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On-street parking is available.


Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are turned off for the winter.

Features & Amenities

Open Play Areas

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


Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are turned off for the winter.

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.


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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Bowden Park has kindly been adopted by the Lister and Carlson families. The Listers and Carlsons jumped on board with our Adopt-A-Park Program, to give them an opportunity to socialize with each other while doing some good for their community. We are very grateful for their participation, and look forward to working with them to keep Bowden Park in tip top shape.

The Adopt-A-Park program gives churches, civic organizations, local businesses, and other community groups the opportunity to adopt their neighborhood park. Adopting groups will commit to maintaining their park for a renewable one-year term, helping with things such as eradicating graffiti, picking up litter, filling mutt-mitt dispensers, painting site amenities, raking leaves, and mulching trees and planting beds. In exchange, the department recognizes the group as the adopting agency via our website and signage at the park.

Interested in adopting a park? Visit here to apply and learn more about our Adopt-A-Park program.

Upcoming Events

For the health and safety of our residents and staff, the City of Boise has canceled all city-sponsored public programming and public outreach until further notice. This includes:
  • Parks and Recreation activities, classes, events and leagues
  • All Library and Arts & History programs and events

The City of Boise issued a Public Health Emergency Order on March 19, 2020 suspending most Boise City board and commission meetings.

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