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Where to Recreate

Our favorite places to play



Banbury Golf Club

2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600,

A beautifully manicured 18-hole option along the Boise River.

Boise Ranch Golf Course

6501 S. Cloverdale Road, Boise, 208-362-6501,

One of south Boise's most popular courses with 18 holes.

Broadmore Golf Course

103 Shannon Dr., Nampa, 208-466-0561,

Nine holes for west valley residents.

Centennial Golf Course

2600 Centennial Way, Nampa, 208-468-5889,

An 18-hole course with easy access from the highway.

Eagle Hills Golf Course

605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle, 208-939-0402,

Set on the top of the hills, these 18 holes offer sweeping views.

Falcon Crest

11102 S. Cloverdale Road, Kuna, 208-362-8897,

Three courses in one: Robin Hood, nine holes; Championship, 18 holes covering more than 7,000 yards; Freedom, a loooong nine holes across nearly 4,000 yards.

Hunters Point Golf Club

11826 W. Nette Way, Nampa, 208-465-1903,

Challenging 18-hole course with views of Lake Lowell and the Owyhees.

Indian Lakes Public Golf Course

4700 Umatilla Ave., Boise, 208-362-5771,

Nine holes on the Bench with a view.

Lakeview Golf Course

4200 W. Talamore Blvd., Meridian, 208-888-4080,

Meridian's original 18-hole course.

Pierce Park Greens

5812 N. Pierce Park Lane, Boise, 208-853-3302,

Nine holes at rock-bottom prices.

Quail Hollow Golf Club

4520 N. 36th St., Boise, 208-344-7807,

A full 18 holes in the Boise Foothills on this challenging course.

Ridgecrest Golf Course

3730 Ridgecrest Dr., Nampa, 208-899-4650,

Traditional links-style, 18-hole course in the middle of farmland.

Shadow Valley

15711 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, 208-939-6699,

Beautiful 18-hole course laid out across the Foothills.

Warm Springs Golf Course

2495 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-343-5661,

City owned 18-hole course along the river.


Bowls and rails

Eagle Skatepark

Eagle Bike Park, Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle

Large concrete park with transitions, pyramid, funbox, stairs, handrails, ledges and a snake-run.

Fort Boise Skatepark

Corner of Fort and Reserve streets, Boise

Concrete park with metal coping. Bowls, a pyramid, roll-ins and a spine.

Kuna Skatepark

Fourth and Locust streets, Kuna

Concrete snake run and spine leading into a large vert bowl with metal coping.

Pipe Dreams Skatepark

Smeed Parkway and Sky Way, Caldwell

Concrete street course with stairs, handrails and a concrete clover bowl.

Rhodes Skatepark

1555 W. Front St., Boise

Lots of ledges, rails, steel ramps, a brick bank, a pyramid and a steel half-pipe. It's underneath the freeway to provide protection from weather and is lighted.

Stampede Skatepark

Stampede Dr. and N. 11th Ave., Nampa

Outdoor concrete park with rails, pyramids, ledges and quarter pipe.

Tully Skatepark

East Pine and N. Main streets, Meridian

Concrete street course with ledges, funboxes, handrails, three-, seven- and 11-stair sets, and a 6-foot half-pipe.


Respect the powder

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Boise, 208-332-5100,

More than 2,600 skiable acres for all. Vertical drop: 1,800 feet.

Brundage Mountain

McCall, 208-634-4151,

Famous for its wide variety of runs and its lasting powder. Vertical drop: 1,800 feet.

Magic Mountain

Twin Falls, 208-734-5979,

Plenty of expert trails to go along with peace and quiet. Vertical drop: 700 feet.


Albion, 208-673-5599,

This destination at 8,000 feet in the Sawtooth Mountains features 24 runs and plenty of Nordic loops. Vertical drop: 1,000 feet.

Soldier Mountain

Fairfield, 208-764-2526,

Close to Sun Valley, but much more affordable with 1,150 acres of inbound terrain. Vertical drop: 1,425 feet.

Sun Valley

Sun Valley, 208-622-4111,

With two mountains, Dollar and Baldy, Sun Valley continues to dominate with exhilarating runs. Vertical drop: 3,400 feet.

Get all wet

Borah Pool

801 Aurora Dr., Boise, 208-570-6980

Lap lanes and a sprayground.

Eagle Island

4000 W. Hatchery Road, Eagle, 208-939-0696

The 545-acre park offers a swimming beach.

Fairmont Pool

7929 Northview St., Boise, 208-570-6981

The pool can be rented for private parties.

Ivywild Pool

2250 Leadville Ave., Boise, 208-570-6985

A pretzel and drop off slides.

Lowell Pool

1601 N. 28th St., Boise, 208-570-6982

Try the 1-meter diving board.

Meridian Pool

213 E. Franklin Road, Meridian, 208-888-4392

Lap swim at this pool.


1811 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-570-6984

One word: hydrotube.

Roaring Springs

400 W. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-884-8842,

A true waterpark.

South Pool

921 S. Shoshone St., Boise, 208-570-6983

Dive in the oval shaped pool.


Up and over

Boise Peak Fitness

308 S. 25th St., Boise, 208-363-7325,

Take advantage of belay, climbing and classes.

Boise State Campus Recreation Center

1515 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1131,

Train on boulder, top rope and lead climbing routes.

The Front Climbing Club

3235 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-345-7625,

Bouldering gym with 2,000 square feet for climbing.


Out of the ordinary


Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise,

Play the Italian way in a regulation court.


Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise,

For lovers of sticky wickets.


Idaho Ice World, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise,

Canada's national sport.