In the fall of 1834, Thomas McKay, a veteran leader of the annual Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) Snake Country brigades, built Fort Boise, selecting the same location as Reid and Mackenzie. Although McKay had retired in 1833, the HBC Chief Factor John McLoughlin sent him to establish Fort Boise in 1834 to challenge the newly built American Fort Hall further east on the Snake River.

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Stephanie Green (4 months ago)
Such a wonderful park for kids! Beautiful statues as well. Great grass, parking, shade and park toys.
R3BELRang3r ___ (4 months ago)
Pretty neat piece of history if it didnt always look like a hobo park in the lot there.
Rick Bassett (5 months ago)
Nice little stop along the road. Site of the ORIGINAL Fort Boise! Has a nice little playground.
ShonnaLee Rogers (5 months ago)
We went during the Parade going on. Very cool history on display here. Friendly volunteers and yummy popcorn ?. A trapper was showing how to work the old traps outside. In the school room a volunteer woman played the school piano and sang a song. It was an entertaining visit.
Muse Love (6 months ago)
Well maintained park! They keep the grass green. The playground is fun, my son and I love to play there. He often meets nice kids in this park. There is a small RV park here and the bathrooms have showers, which we have actually utilized in a pinch. You just leave $1 in the metal box on the park sign where you drive in. There is a small stage with plug ins, we were imagining the potential of that for family friendly events. I like the view and the trees. All around peaceful and clean.
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