There's no excuse for saying, "I'm bored!"
Photo: Video by IdahoOnYourSide.com
Doug Holloway, Director of Boise Parks and Recreation, stopped by Good Morning Idaho to go over the tons and tons of things you can do in the City of Trees this summer. Below is just a sampling of what's going on. Watch the video for more details.
PUBLIC POOLS OPEN MAY 31 (last day of school)
· City of Boise operates six outdoor pools: Ivywild, Fairmont, The Natatorium, and others
· Youth swim passes (season) start at $30
· Swim lessons available at all locations
· Swim teams compete against public and private pools
· There is a huge variety of weekly camps: art, mountain biking, drama, Legos, robotics, rock climbing, Zoo Boise, teens with disabilities
· Summer playcamps are a nice sumemr alternative for daycare for kids 6-12 meet in 5 city parks. Scholarships are available.
· Register online at parks.cityofboise.org
· Butterflies in Bloom starts June 1
· New animatronic dinosaur exhibit
· Patas monkey exhibit construction starts this summer; open in fall
· Visit zooboise.org for more information
· Family night is Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5 admission and skate rental.
· FoodBank Fridays - donate a nonperishable food item and get $3 off.
· Powerplay Sundays – bring a friend and get 2-for-1 admission
· There's a birthday party package for $15 per person; it includes public skating, cake, soft drinks, private party room.
- Get more information HERE.
JIM HALL FOOTHILLS LEARNING CENTER
· Check out the Boise Parks & Recreation-operated environmental education center on 8th Street in Hulls Gulch Reserve
· Free family programs on 2nd Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
· June 8 – Foothills in Bloom. Try painting flowers outside, take a guided hike, make crafts with flowers
· July 13 – Friends of the Foothills. Learn about the history of the area and honor the McCord family, whose former home is the site of the learning center.
· Story Trail is a ¼-mile gentle hike featuring pages from a book
Click for more information or call 493-2530.
NEW PARK OPENINGS
· Marianne Williams Park opens on May 13. A 70-acre park in East Boise’s Barber Valley features 1.8 miles of Greenbelt, two ponds, a gazebo, large picnic shelter, restrooms and grassy areas for open play.
· Terry Day Park opens on June 5. This 10-acre park is located at Kootenai and Federal Way. The site features a pond, pathways and play spaces.
· Comba Park opens later this summer. Located on Five Mile in West Boise, park amenities include a community garden and splash playground.