City of Boise, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Celebrate Molenaar Skate Park Grand Opening

August 1, 2023

There’s a new spot to skate in Southwest Boise built by the legendary designers at Grindline Skateparks. Molenaar Skate Park, located inside Molenaar Park, features a variety of handrails, ledges, banks, transitional terrain and a mini bowl that provide exciting experiences for skaters of all abilities. City of Boise leaders and project partners gathered at the park to celebrate the grand opening and interact with athletes from across the Treasure Valley and the United States.

“Any time we can add a state-of-the-art feature to a park is exciting, and this project is truly a standout addition to what is now one of Boise’s premiere parks,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Thank you to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation for donating the money to build this incredible skate park, and to the Boise Skateboard Association for continuing to advocate for new recreational opportunities in all corners of our city.”  

Molenaar Skate Park is roughly 15,000 square feet in size. The Grindline Skateparks design was created in partnership with the Boise Skateboard Association and local skaters and built with accessibility in mind for all wheel uses.  

“It’s exciting to see the community embrace action sports, including skateboarding, and continue to support our home-grown athletes,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “This free and accessible skate park increases access to outdoor recreation in an important part of our city. We look forward to continuing to see the sport grow in the years to come.”  

Grindline also designed and constructed Rhodes Skate Park in downtown Boise, a popular venue that has hosted a variety of special events including the Road to X Games qualifiers from 2017 to 2019.

Molenaar Skate Park was built thanks to a generous $1 million donation from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.

"The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is thrilled to support this exceptional new skate park,” said Executive Director Roger Quarles. “Our commitment to accessible recreation for all ability levels is part of our core mission, and we believe Molenaar Skate Park is a valuable addition to our community.”

Boise Parks and Recreation infrastructure, park maintenance, horticulture and right-of-way team members completed the landscaping for the new park feature, so it blends seamlessly into the surrounding park space.

Molenaar Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Learn more about the 20-acre park on the City of Boise’s website.


The Molenaar Skate Park grand opening celebration continues tonight (Tuesday, August 1) at the Egyptian Theatre with the Boise premiere of the award winning skate documentary N-Men: The Untold Story, hosted by the Boise Skateboard Association. The film tells the story of the underground skateboard movement in Sacramento in the 1970s and its impact on skateboarding worldwide. Tickets are available for purchase online. The showing starts at 7:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome.

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