Blacks Creek has a small population, but a lot of land to make up for it; this community is located near Interstate 84, Boise airport, Boise National Forest, and Lucy Peak State Park. The Boise River Greenbelt is part of the nationwide conservancy project known as Rails-to-Trails that takes unused, dilapidated railroads, and transforms them into neat walking trails! Lucy Peak State Park and Boise National Forest both allow on-leash, well behaved dogs that are cleaned up after to enjoy the scenic views, nature and other fun activities and amenities that are provided.
Just a short 11-mile jaunt north of Blacks Creek, the community of Southeast Boise has plenty of shopping, dining and access to beautiful local parks. Cypress Park’s 7.3 acres of land allows on-leash dogs to enjoy the park anytime it is open. From sunrise until 10 AM, and from 4 PM until sunset, the park designates 1.4 acres to be utilized as an off-leash dog park! Like Cypress Park’s off-leash time designation, Manitou Park operates in the same way; it allows dogs to run around uninhibited from sunrise to 10 AM, and again from 4 PM to sunset. Leashed dogs are allowed anytime the park is open.
Boise, Idaho is one of the largest locales in Idaho, making it a fun hub for dining, shopping and entertainment easily accessible from Interstate 84 and Interstate 184, and a short 15-minute drive from Blacks Creek. The Morris Hills Park is a fun, off-leash 1-acre dog park that features benches, and a picnic area where you can chow down and socialize while your pup plays and exercises! Manitou Park designates 5.1 of their 11 acres for off-leash dog fun between sunrise and 10 AM, then again from 4 PM until sunset. On-leash dogs are always welcome to walk the grounds when they are open to the public.