Active Kids

Providing low-cost, accessible play space is a cornerstone of Let’s Move Boise. Since 2011, we have hosted a variety of programs with the goal of getting kids and adults active. In 2013, Let’s Move Boise is focused on support of Walk 150, a sesquicentennial project.

 

BOISE RIVER GREENBELT, BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT

Enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride down the greenbelt and learn about Boise history too! There are 14 points of interest to discover using the Distance and Orientation System (DOTS) to navigate down the pathway. This 10-mile tour is kid-friendly, educational, a great fitness activity and let’s you appreciate the natural scenic beauty along the river. You’ll need the Scavenger Map and Clues to start this journey.

 

GO NOODLE

A five-minute brain break that helps kids’ energy for good! Parents and teachers will want to use these awesome online tools to keep students moving and learning with a variety of fun activities. Partners Saint Alphonsus and Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health provide this program to schools. Parents can sign up for free, too! www.gonoodle.com

 

WHAT ELSE IS UP?

Since 2011, Let’s Move Boise has hosted a series of events, including:

  • Let’s Move Boise $1 Skate Day at Idaho IceWorld
  • Zoo Boise Discount Day
  • Open Gym Day at local schools
  • Let’s Move Boise $1 Swim Night

Let’s Move Boise has also been an active partner in the Boise Bike Crawl and the Junior League of Boise’s Kids in the Kitchen.

We support healthy activities offered at schools and health care facilities, including the 2012 Cynthia Mann Elementary PTO Have a Healthy Heart Fun Run and the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital’s Youth Engaged in Activities for Health (YEAH!) program.

 

MAPPING PLAYSPACES

A cornerstone of the Boise Parks & Recreation comprehensive plan is a map of parks and amenities that is used in prioritizing projects and identify funding opportunities for future improvements.  For an overview, see the Executive Summary. A detailed list of parks and facilities by geographic areas of the city is listed in the Park Operations and Resource Management chapter of the comprehensive plan.

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