Veterans Memorial Park

930 N. Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Boise

Veterans Memorial Park is located at 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway. Amenities include several memorials throughout the park, a plaza, playground, access to the Boise River Greenbel, open play areas, restrooms and reservable picnic area and shelter.

Pets not permitted except service animals in Veterans Memorial Pond.

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Location

930 Veterans Memorial Pkwy

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Parking

Parking is available on the roadway inside the park and in an adjoining lot located west of the entrance from Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Restrooms

Restrooms in this park are open year around.

Reservations

Veterans has an open picnic area and a covered shelter which may be reserved. Reservations can be made 11 months in advance at the first of each month for this park.

Fishing

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.    

Greenbelt Access

This park provides access to the Boise River Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is one of Boise's most beloved parks. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views and wildlife habitat.

Open Play Areas

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

Playground

Playground

Preschool playground equipment for children age 2-5 was installed in 2001. The tot play structure features slides, climbing areas, bridges and other equipment.

Equipment for older children age 5-12 was installed in 2004. Features include 18 elevated play activities and a free-standing climbing wall.

Both projects were funded by Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants awarded by the Mayor and City Council to the Veteran's Neighborhood Association. The playground surface is wood chips.

Reservations

Veterans has an open picnic area and a covered shelter which may be reserved. Reservations can be made 11 months in advance at the first of each month for this park.

Restrooms

Restrooms in this park are open year around.

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 Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park was acquired by Boise Parks and Recreation in 1997 through a 25 year lease agreement between Boise City and the State of Idaho. 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The department worked with Treasure Valley Chapter #1025 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), to install a monument honoring 217 Idaho veterans that were lost in the Vietnam War.  The monument was modeled after the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., and was installed and dedicated on May 30th, 2016.

The project was partially funded through a brick campaign, conducted by the VVA. If you're interested in purchasing a brick, visit Treasure Valley Chapter #1025.

Patriot Walk

Boise Parks and Recreation is proud to have worked with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 63, to develop a Patriot Walk in Veterans Memorial Park. The Patriot Walk was built in honor of Idaho Veterans that have fought for our freedom, our State, and our great Nation.

The brick pathway links the parking lot to the future location of the Veterans Memorial Plaza. The project has been funded via a capital campaign conducted by the VFW, which consists of selling memorial bricks to Idaho Veterans and their families.

If you are interested in purchasing a brick, Patriot Walk brick applications are available at VFW Post 63 located at 8931 West Ardene St, Boise, ID 83709 or call (208) 424-8387.

Park Ambassadors

Park Ambassadors serve as liaisons between park users and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department (BPR). They report maintenance needs, promote proper use of the park, and share information with park users. In addition, they may share their unique hobbies and skills through special tours and programs. Park Ambassadors commit to visiting their park regularly for one year. All Ambassadors must pass a criminal history background check and attend an orientation prior to being accepted into the program.

Interested in becoming a Park Ambassador, please complete an application.

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