In the winter, there is more of a challenge to find areas where are furry family members can get some time off of their leashes. Here are some Treasure Valley options for dogs and families.
Boise Parks and Recreation maintain 4 off leash dog parks/off leash areas. They are located at:
- Military Reserve Flood Basin: Military Reserve Flood Basin Dog Off-Leash Area is located at the front of the Reserve at the corner of Reserve St and Mountain Cove Rd
- Morris Hill Park: Located at 10 Roosevelt Street. This park is not just for dogs! It has a 1 acre fenced dog park for your pups to romp, but it also has a picnic shelter, playground, restroom, benches, tables, and horseshoe pits.
- Pine Grove Park (undeveloped): 8995 W Shoup Dr. This park features a 1 acre temporary fenced off leash area with trees and benches. It will continue to have a dog area once funding is available to develop this park.
- Sterling Property (undeveloped): 9851 W Irving St. This park is located at Mitchell and Irving in West Boise. It currently does not have water. There are some picnic tables, trees and a trash can. When funding is available, the park will feature a pond, walking paths, tennis and basketball courts, picnic shelter, playground, 30-space parking area and spray park.
- Off Leash Dog Trails: The ridge to rivers trail system in Boise has several off leash dog approved trails. Please follow this link to find more information: http://ridgetorivers.cityofboise.org/HikesAndRides/DogOnandOffLeashTrails/index.aspx
For more information go to: http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Parks/ParksAndFacilities/Parks/page29664.aspx
- Meridian Bark Park: 1401 Watertower Lane. Winter hours are: Friday to Monday dawn to dusk. Restroom, drinking fountains (people & canines), open play area, picnic tables, mutt mitt stations, donation box, & trash receptacles
For more information go to: http://www.cityofmeridian.org/parks_rec.aspx?id=2686
- Nampa Dog Park: The Nampa Dog Park is located at the intersection of 2nd St. S. and E. Amity Ave. near the Kings Rd. overpass. This is a six acre park that offers off leash play for dogs of all sizes. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. It is fully fenced park and includes grassy areas, walking trails, drinking water (for dogs and humans), shade shelters, trees, benches and ample parking. They are eventually looking to put a swimming pond in for dogs too.
For more information visit: http://www.nampaparksandrecreation.org/ParksDepartment/DogPark.aspx
Remember Proper Etiquette at the Dog Park!
- Pick up after your dog
- Restrain your dog if he/she cannot play nice
- Keep your dog near you