Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex – Master Plan Update

Undeveloped acreage inside Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex
Undeveloped acreage inside Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex

The 30-acre Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex is a special use park located in West Boise at the intersection of Eagle and McMillan Roads. Currently, approximately 10 acres of park property on site remain undeveloped, and a master plan revision process is planned to determine the future design of the undeveloped portion of the park.

In addition, the City of Boise is anticipating approximately $1.2 million in impact fees to add additional new park amenities in the coming years.

Our team values your input on potential amenities and design elements and is excited to share the next phase of the master plan outreach process. 

March 2024 Update

Thank you to those who have participated in the outreach process so far; our team values your feedback and is now preparing a final design proposal following a second survey.

Incorporating initial feedback on potential amenities, our team of landscape architects prepared two design concepts for people to vote on. Option 2, which is more focused on wheeled sports with a bike pump track area and new skatepark features, was the winner with more than 63% of the vote. If you would like to view these follow-up survey results, you may do so here.

Final Master Plan Design Proposal

Next Steps

Following this second round of public input, the city’s landscape architects are working to finalize a master plan design. This design update will be presented to the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission, where a public hearing will follow a presentation from staff. The Board of Commissioners will then vote on the updated master plan. Details for the April meeting are listed below.

Boise Parks and Recreation Commission – Monthly Meeting
4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18
Boise City Hall (Zoom participation available)

If the updated master plan design is approved, the impact fee funding to build out the new amenities is expected to be available in fiscal year 2025. 

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and offers a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages. From the stocked fishing pond to walking paths, a playground, a skate park and sports fields utilized by little league organizations from across the Treasure Valley, there is room to play and explore throughout the McDevitt park space.

The goal of the park master plan revision process is to finalize the park’s design plan in order to maximize use of the currently undeveloped property on site. Per the site’s original purchase agreement, the park property must be used for outdoor recreation.

Our team values your input on potential amenities and design elements and is excited to share the next phase of the master plan outreach process. 

Park sign located at the east entrance off Eagle Road.
Park sign located at the east entrance off Eagle Road

Proposed Timeline & Outreach Plan

October/November 2023 – Conduct initial stakeholder outreach.

December 2023 – Host community meeting and promote online survey for feedback.


February 2024 – Follow-up survey for additional input.   

April 2024 – Take updated master plan recommendation to Boise Parks and Commission for consideration. This presentation will also include a public hearing where residents and representatives from stakeholder and Neighborhood Association groups are invited to testify on the proposal.  

May 2024 (Tentative) – If approved, update all agreements and online resources with finalized master plan.

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