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‘World-class’ skate park coming to Molenaar Park in Boise


The City of Boise is planning a new “world-class” skate park in Southwest Boise.

The skate park will be located in Molenaar Park just off the parking lot in between the restroom and dog off-leash area. 

According to a news release from the city, the project is getting started sooner than expected thanks to a $1 million donation from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertsons Family Foundation (JKAF).

“This project will not only increase access for skateboarders in another part of Boise, it will also help introduce a new generation of athletes to the sport,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We appreciate the support from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation to make this new skate park a reality on a much faster timeline than we anticipated.” 

The skate park will be about 15,000 square feet and will have features for beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes. Features include a mini bowl, several banks, handrails and ledges, as well as transitional terrain. The city says the park is designed to be accessible for all-wheel users.

The local skateboarding community, the Boise Skateboard Association, JKAF, and Grindline Skateparks, the firm that designed and constructed Rhodes Skate Park in downtown Boise, all worked together to create the design.

“We are excited about this new skatepark that has been designed with all Idaho kids and families in mind,” said JKAF Executive Director Roger Quarles. 

Construction on the skate park has begun and is expected to wrap up sometime in 2023.

Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev Managing Editor
Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev Managing Editor
Gretchen Parsons is BoiseDev's managing editor. Contact her at [email protected].

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