Spring is in the air as the sun shines over Boise this week bringing us closer to a new season. This also means more outdoor activities for your family and pets.

This also means the annual end to some very popular off-leash parks. We just saw Ann Morrison Park and Optimist Youth Sports Complex close their popular off-leash season. So, where can you take your pups to let them run without leashes?

I was never a fan because of the anxiety. We had a little Dachshund that passed last year. It was devastating to all of us. He loved to run up on a dog to sniff and that wasn't always welcomed with love. If you have a pup like a Labrador Retriever then you need to let them take off. I've listed all the sites you can still take your furry friends and you won't need a leash.

  • Castle Hills Park Dog Off-Leash Area (5350 N Eugene St)
    • Sunrise to 10 AM & 4 PM to sunset (not fenced)
  • Cypress Park Dog Off-Leash Area (4382 S Tableridge Way)
    • Sunrise to 10 AM & 4 PM to sunset (not fenced)
  • Manitou Park Dog Off-Lease Area (2001 S Manitou Ave)
    • Sunrise to 10 AM & 4 PM to sunset (not fenced)
  • Mariposa Park Dog Off-Leash Park (9851 W Irving St)
    • Sunrise to Sunset (fenced)
  • Military Reserve Dog Off-Leash Park (N Mountain Cove Rd)
    • Sunrise to Sunset (fenced)
  • Molenaar Dog Off-Leash Park (2815 S Maple Grove Rd)
    • Sunrise to Sunset (fenced)
  • Morris Hill Park Dog Off-Leash Park (10 N Roosevelt St)
    • Sunrise to Sunset (fenced)
  • Pine Grove Park Off-Leash Park (8995 W Shoup Dr)
    • Sunrise to Sunset (fenced)
  • Redwood Park Dog Off-Leash Area (2675 N Shamrock St)
    • Sunrise to 10 AM & 4 PM to Sunset (not fenced)
  • Sunset Park Dog Off-Leash Area (2625 N 32nd St)
    • Sunrise to 10 AM (not fenced)
  • Together Treasure Valley Dog Island (1000 N Americana Blvd)
    • Sunrise to Sunset (fenced)
  • Williams Park Dog Off-Leash Area (300 W Williams St)
    • Off-leash hours: August 1 - May 31 (Sunrise to 10 AM)
    • Off-leash hours: June 1 - July 31 (7 AM - 10 AM)
    • Year-Round (4 PM to Sunset) not fenced.
  • Winstead Park Dog Off-Leash Area (6150 W Northview St)
    • Off-leash hours: September 1 - May 31 (Sunrise to 10 AM)
    • Off-leash hours: June 1 - August 31 (Sunrise to 8 AM)
    • Off-leash hours: November 1 - February 1 (3 PM to Sunset) not fenced.

Boise City Code, reports all owners much abide by laws when visiting a Boise park with their animal.

  1. All dogs must be licensed and wear them visibly. Need one? Follow me.
  2. Dogs can't harass other animals or people.
  3. Must be on a leash unless you see otherwise posted.
  4. It's your responsibility to pick up after your animals.

More on rules and regulations from the City of Boise below.

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