Primrose Park Opens in Northwest Boise Just in Time for Summer

June 18, 2024

Primrose Park, Boise’s newest park located in Northwest Boise, is open for the community to enjoy! The beautiful 1.5-acre space includes a playground with accessible elements, open play areas, an outdoor fitness center and accessible parking for ADA vans. Park features also include a picnic shelter, drinking fountain, bench seating, shade trees, walking paths and a pollinator garden. City of Boise leaders and neighborhood families joined together to dedicate the park and be some of the first to check out the fun, interactive playground.

"We stood here in the fall of last year for a groundbreaking and all that surrounded us was a field with a few trees," said Mayor Lauren McLean. "To see this park come to life, knowing it means even more Boise kids can walk 10-minutes to Primrose Park, is why we are working so hard to add accessible green space in every neighborhood."

The completion of this Northwest Boise park means nearly 600 households can walk to a park within 10-minutes of where they live. Citywide, 72% of Boiseans are within a 10-minute walk to a park or open space.

"Opening Primrose Park and seeing the smiles on the faces of kids who now have a place to play so close to where they live gives us even more motivation to find pockets and places across the city to preserve and protect park space," added Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. "We are also excited to add another playground in Boise with equipment for kids of all ages and abilities to enjoy together."

The playground at Primrose Park features an inclusive swing set, a Mega Tower with an ADA friendly transfer point, a Reflex balance challenge experience, sensory panels and bonded rubber surfacing that is easy to navigate for people who use assistive devices while also providing a soft surface for all playground users.

An inclusive playground communication board has also been installed on site. The sign encourages inclusive play for all members of our community and is an effective way to allow children of all abilities to communicate and promote public awareness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Many of the symbols and images are standardized across the country for ease of use and understanding, while other graphics on the board are personalized and tailored to the specific playground equipment and park site where the board is located. Boise’s second playground communication board includes custom graphics for Primrose Park, as well as braille and both English and Spanish.

Primrose Park is named for a native pollinator that can be found in the Boise Foothills, and it is incorporated into the park’s pollinator garden. To learn more about the City of Boise’s efforts to plant and promote the importance of pollinators in Boise parks, visit our America the Beautiful initiative page.

You can learn more about Primrose Park by visiting the City of Boise’s website. Thank you for respecting the neighborhood when visiting this park site and following all posted signage when parking along nearby streets.

Contact: Parks and Recreation Media Relations

(208) 608-7600 | bpr@cityofboise.org

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