The Boise Parks and Recreation Department’s seasonal dog off-leash program starts soon at three parks around Boise: Ann Morrison Park, Optimist Youth Sports Complex and Simplot Sports Complex. With fall leagues and sports wrapping up for the season, it’s a great time to take your four-legged friend out for some exercise at these three locations.
2023 Off-Leash Season Start Dates:
- Wednesday, November 1 at Ann Morrison Park and Optimist Youth Sports Complex (ending February 28, 2024)
- Tuesday, November 21 at Simplot Sports Complex (ending February 15, 2024)
All areas of the three parks are available for off-leash use from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of Boise River Greenbelt paths, parking lots, roads and playgrounds. Dog owners are reminded to please pick up after their pets and be mindful of other park users during off-leash season.
This is also a good time of year to obtain or renew an animal license for your pet. Both can be done by visiting the City of Boise’s animal licensing page.
At Ann Morrison Park, Together Treasure Valley Dog Island will remain open throughout the winter, but users should note that the seasonal draw down of water in the ponds surrounding the island is underway. Signs will be posted at the park warning users of the potential for unsafe ice as temperatures drop. Please be careful and keep your pet away from the banks.
To learn more about opportunities for dogs to run and play off-leash, visit the city’s website.