Military Reserve

750 N. Mountain Cove Rd., Boise

Construction projects impacting Military Reserve

The Military Reserve is approximately 726 acres reserved for several different uses. The reserve is in the northeastern section of the city. The amenities available in the area are an archery range, an old military cemetery and trails. 

In 2018, ecological health of the reserve was assessed by field technicians. 

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Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Location

750 Mountain Cove Rd

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Features & Amenities

Dog Off-Leash

Dogs and their owners should be sure to follow the city's leash ordinance going to and coming from the dog park, and follow the dog off-leash rules and regulations while visiting the park. Learn more.

The basin where the dog off-leash area is currently located is closed for the duration of the Bike Skills Park construction and parking on the berm will be limited. 

Fort Boise Park (155 E Garrison Rd) can be used as a dog off-leash park temporarily during the initial phases of the Bike Skills Park construction period so visitors and neighbors have a place to run their dogs.

Construction of the new dog park will begin the week of May 24.

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 Military Reserve

The Military Reserve is approximately 726 acres reserved for several different uses. The reserve is in the northeastern section of the city. The amenities available in the area are an archery range, an old military cemetery, and trails. The Bureau of Land Management gave Boise City a patent for 449 acres in March of 1956 and an additional 17 acres in 1981 for a total of 466 acres. The access road and cemetery were included in the patent to aid in maintenance efforts for these areas.  In 2006, the City purchased the adjacent 260-acre Hawkins property utilizing 2.5 million from the Foothills Levy funds to expand Military Reserve.

The Military Reserve is comprised of natural terrain in the lower Boise Foothills. Flowing through the reserve is sections of Freestone and Cottonwood creeks. From these creek valleys, hill masses rise on moderate to steep slopes to heights of 100 feet or more. The military cemetery is on a hillside approximately ½ mile east of the U.S. Veteran's Administration Hospital. Veterans of the Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars and Spanish-American War are interred at the reserve. Several civilian graves are also at the reserve.

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