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.  

Currently, the park is an on-leash park. Please pick up and leash your dog. 

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.


2815 S Maple Grove Rd

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

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!


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 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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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 2024 for the construction of a fenced dog off-leash area, picnic shelter, playground, improved pathways and splash pad, volleyball, basketball and pickleball courts and a small skate park.

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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