Spanning an expansive open space of natural terrain in the lower Boise Foothills, the Military Reserve Park Off-Leash Dog Area offers plenty of exciting opportunities for dogs and their owners to explore and roam freely. Apart from some of the most beautiful views and marked trails available in the area, the off-leash dog park comprises of sections of Freestone and Cottonwood Creeks, providing dogs with plenty of space to run and play.
As a part of the military reserve, the off-leash dog area also features an archery range and an old military cemetery located on a hillside approximately half a mile east of the U.S. Veteran's Administration Hospital. The location has a large pond to swim in and numerous trails to walk on, while the ground is mostly covered in sagebrush and sand.
Furthermore, the Military Reserve Park Off-Leash Area provides all owners with mutt-mitt dispensers and trash cans so that they can pick up after their dogs, and comply with the city's off-leash rules and regulations while visiting the park. On a downside, there is no water available, so visitors are required to bring their own supplies.
The property is well-known for its marked trails where dogs are allowed to walk off-leash, provided they don’t disturb the wildlife or other trail users. While on the property, owners should also be aware of goat’s-head or any broken glass which could pose a risk to the safety of the pups.
The trails provide an excellent opportunity to go hiking and explore a wide range of wildflowers, berries, and shrubbery. Visitors need to be mindful of the signage in the area and make sure their pets are licensed and always in their sight. The Military Reserve Park Off-Leash Dog Area is the place to go to when you’re in need of some fun and exciting activities you want to share with your four-legged best friend.