Annual meeting, Monday, April 18

Please join us for our Annual Meeting, on Monday, April 18th at 6:30-8:00 PM at Whittier Elementary! The school is located at 29th and Idaho Streets. Come meet your neighbors, and learn about what is happening in the neighborhood.


Board elections will take place at the meeting

We are seeking new volunteers to be on our board. The board meets just once a month (except December) for 90 minutes. The open positions are:

Treasurer – Keeper of VPNA finances, including tracking incoming grant money and our own general bank account, plus submission of annual tax records. We have few transactions each year.

Secretary – The official note taker of the board meetings.

Sub-neighborhood rep – Residents of Whittier Place, Quail Glen, Taft Manor, and Independence Park, we need eyes and ears for your area! (See the map.) As a rep, you would come to our meetings, provide input, and participate in decision-making.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kickstarter – West End Food Truck Park (Updated)

Boise needs a home for the many food trucks and the West End is an ideal location where food and people can form a new community. Contribute to a great project to revitalize the Main/Fairview corridor! Matt and Erin Sorenson are West End Neighbors who also own Whiz Kids. Time is short only a few hours left. Here are more details about how you can support…


The campaign was successful!

2014 Neighborhood Clean-up Day – Saturday April 12th

NHS (Neighborhood Housing Services) is organizing a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day as part of National Volunteer Week!

Where: Davis Park Apartments & Surrounding Neighborhood
When: 8AM to 12PM, Saturday, April 12th 2014
Opportunities Include: Jordan Street Community Garden, Whitewater Park Cleanup, Surrounding Neighborhood Cleanup, Get to know your neighbors!
For more info contact: Emily Pohlman with NHS: or 208.258.6229

2014 Annual Meeting Agenda

2014 Annual Meeting Veterans Park Neighborhood Association (VPNA)
Monday, April 21st
Dutch Goose
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Meet your neighbors, get involved, have fun, plan an event, make our community stronger, share a beer & relax, launch a community project, volunteer, get informed, elect board representatives, fundraise,
be inspired!
Agenda includes:
•Update on Esther Simplot Park
•Info on Neighborhood Watch
•Development in the West End
•Updates on grants awarded to VPNA & current projects/events
Some Ways Get Involved:
•Children Events Committee
•Technology Outreach

Food Truck Rally in the West End this Friday

The Food Truck Rally is coming to Whitewater Blvd between Main and Fairview, this Friday 5-9pm.

The Food Truck Rally is partnering with the Boise Relay for Life this Friday, March 14th to kick off their fundraising efforts. The Food Truck Rally is a monthly event in the Boise area that gathers food trucks in one spot for a community dining experience. 7 trucks will be rounded up at Whitewater Park Blvd (formally 30th Street) between Main and Fairview from 5-9pm. The American Cancer Society will have registration available for this year’s Relay for Life as well as giveaways and prizes! Radio Boise’s DJ Winkle will be spinning great tunes for everyone to enjoy.

In honor of Relay for Life, each truck will have a special purple-themed dish on their menu. Patrons of the rally will get to vote via donating to the American Cancer Society and the truck raising the money most will be honored!

Payette Brewing will have craft beer on tap plus a selection of Idaho wines available. IDs are required.

This is a family friendly (and dog-on-leash friendly) event. Parking available on site. Carpooling is encouraged. Bike parking available too!

Boise River Park Phase 2 Public Meeting

6pm Wednesday Feb 26
AGC Building, 1649 W Shoreline Dr

Park users, neighbors and the community are invited to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to learn more about plans to extend the Boise River Park, add in-river features and wildlife habitat, and make shoreline improvements.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Associated General Contractors Building, 1649 W. Shoreline Drive, with a presentation by the design team from McMillen, S2o Design, and DHM Design.

Learn More:

West End Trail Artwork – Poster Order Form

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday’s ribbon cutting a success. If you missed Saturday you might be interested to know that VPNA is taking orders for posters containing the West End Trail artwork. Orders will be taken until 11/16/13. Posters will be being printed professionally and locally at ARC Document Solutions at Idaho & 27th Street. All proceeds benefit future VPNA events and projects.

Ordering options include two sizes:
Small Size: $15 for set of all 4 posters (7×17 inch size)
Large Size: $65 for set of all 4 posters (12×24 inch size)
Large size: Single posters – pick from Diversity, Farmland, Industry or Opportunity designs. $18 each (12×24 inch size)

Click here to access order form:

Designs can be seen in real life along the greenbelt near the Whitewater Park pedestrian bridge and in Fairview Park. Or you can see our previous post:

Questions: Contact us at

Sneak peak of West End Trail designs

Here is a sneak peak of West End Trail sign designs (click on blue title if you are reading this in an email to link to the VPNA website). If you love the artwork as much as us, you’ll be happy to hear VPNA will be accepting orders for posters based on these designs at the ribbon cutting party this Saturday from 2-5pm at Fairview Park. This artwork was created by the Neighborhood Allstars, a local design company whose partners live in our neighborhood. All proceeds from the poster sale will support VPNA. If you are not able to make the ribbon cutting but are interested in obtaining an order form please email us at:

Watch for Trademark Signs who will be installing these signs this week in Fairview Park and next to the greenbelt bridge to Garden City.

Click on the images below to see enlarged versions.