Camel’s Back Park

One of Boise’s favorite parks and home to the Hyde Park Street Fair!

Location: 1200 W. Heron St. at the corner of 13th and Heron St.


The Camel’s Back Park site was acquired by the City of Boise in 1932 from Bernard Lemp, a relative of a former mayor. The developed portion of the park is approximately 11 acres.

Camel’s Back Park was developed primarily through individual and organization donations, including National Guard, local Rotary Club, Optimist Club, and the Boise Jaycees.

The park was dedicated in 1965. Park amenities include a playground, tennis courts, picnic area, and access to Hulls Gulch and the Boise foothills.

Camel’s Back is also the site of the Hyde Park Street Fair, the start/finish line for several YMCA sponsored running and duathlons.

Camels Back is also a great viewing point for fireworks, astronomical events and a venue for drumming, kite flying and other non-traditional activities. If we get winter snow, the lower hill becomes one of the favorite sledding areas in the area as well.

Amenities: Tennis, playground, hiking, picnicking, beach volleyball, mountain biking and a new outdoor workout center.

Reservations: Camel’s Back Park may be reserved for picnics and other organized group activities through Boise Parks & Recreation.

Tennis: Camel’s Back Park has four tennis courts, located to the east of the parking lot. One court must be open for public use at all times. Tennis courts may be reserved by contacting:

Practice Fields: Fields are scheduled and reserved for local soccer organizations and partners by BPR. Usually weekdays or early evenings are available for drop-in use (first-come, first-serve).

Beach Volleyball: Two sand courts were added next to the tennis courts in 2010 to provide another option for park use.

Camel’s Back Park is also the gateway to Hull’s Gulch Reserve and the Boise Foothills. It is a favorite meeting spot for mountain bikers, hikers and walkers. Always be courteous and use good trail etiquette!

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