Molenaar Park

2815 S. Maple Grove Rd., Boise

Molenaar Park is a 20-acre park located at 2815 S Maple Grove Road between Victory and Targee Streets.  

Molenaar Park is an on-leash park. Please pick up and leash your dog at all times, unless you are using the fully fenced dog off-leash area (opened July 2020).

Construction has begun on a new shelter and playground at the park. Splash pad installation scheduled for winter 2021.

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.


2815 S Maple Grove Rd

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

Conservation Station

Conservation stations are a discovery based environmental education program designed to educate the community about a variety of conservation related topics. Park visitors can come across a station and learn about our natural environment while recreating in Boise parks.

Cavity Nesters

As their name suggests, cavity nesters are not able to create their own nests, and instead rely on abandoned nests or empty cavities to raise their young. Each cavity nester is unique and has its own requirements for their nests.

Located in the southwest corner of Molenaar Community Park, near the pond, the nesting boxes at this conservation station show some similiarities and differences in cavity structure. Check out this station and learn about the wide variety of cavity nesters in our community and the different types of bird boxes you can have to help provide them with habitat!

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.

Molenaar Park’s fenced-in dog off-leash area is open to the public. The dog park is nearly an acre in size, fully enclosed and includes a separate shy dog area. Amenities include grass, trees, mutt-mitts and picnic tables. There is currently no water available at the dog area, so please plan to bring your own.


Wondering about where to fish in Boise ponds? The Idaho Department of Fish & Game stocks several ponds in city parks maintained by the Boise Parks and Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.    

Open Play Areas

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


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

Sports Fields

The Boise Parks and Recreation Department offers sports fields that can be reserved for sports clinics, camps, tournaments and league games at this location.

For other activities including practices or scrimmages, sports fields can be used by simply dropping in first come, first served.

If you are interested in reserving a sports field, please visit Sports Fields webpage for general information and application.


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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About Molenaar Park

Property for the future park was sold to the City in 1994 at a substantially reduced cost by the Molenaar family. The site was formerly a dairy farm; the farm house and outbuildings remained in use until 2012. 

Learn more about Jake Molenaar by watching the video, A Legacy of Love: Jake Molenaar. The video was generously donated by the Molenaar family.   

Additional funding will be available in 2025 for the construction of volleyball, tennis, basketball courts and a small skate park.

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