Screen shot 2015-05-11 at 12.14.38 AMWarm weather means event season is really heating up. I’ve added a bunch of events to the VPNA calendar. In our hood there are bike rides, food festivals, roadway open houses, mobile recreation times, VPNA board meetings, and the VPNA movie night! What did I miss? Please email us at let us know of other events in and around the VPNA and I will add them to the calendar.


Donations and annual meeting

Save the date: VPNA’s annual meeting will be Monday, April 20

Are you doing spring cleaning? Do you have items that you no longer need that you want to donate? Please consider giving them to residents of the Davis Park Apartments. Many families are also in need of bathroom supplies. New toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, detergent, deodorant, loufa, floss, etc.

Donations can be brought to the VPNA annual meeting. Jason LaBrado from Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) will be there to collect them, talk about upcoming events, and answer any questions. Items can also be brought to the NHS office (3380 W. Americana Terrace Suite 120, Boise). Large items (like furniture) should be brought directly to the Spring Fling event (April 23 at Davis Park Apartments, more details to follow).


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

VPNA Annual Meeting March 18 at 6pm Whittier School

Please join us for the 2013 Veterans Park Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting.

When: March 18, 2013 at 6pm
Where: Whittier Elementary, 301 N 29th St, Boise, ID 83702


  • Construction update on Whitewater Blvd (30th Street Extension)
  • Esther Simplot Park update from the City of Boise
  • West End Historic Trail update including a first peak at signage and a presentation about the history of Esther Simplot Park area – learn about slaughterhouses, an airfield and gravel mining.
  • Election of officers (if you are interested in joining the board, here is more info)
  • Following the meeting there will be an open house to discuss neighborhood issues with representatives from various organizations. 


Annual Meeting Monday March 19

Please join us for the annual VPNA neighborhood meeting…

Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6-8pm

Taft Elementary (note different location than last few years).

An open house will begin at 6pm and include tables with representatives from:

  • ACHD ongoing projects (Wylie Lane, 30th Street, etc…)
  • Capital City Development Corp.
  • Multi-Use Sports complex
  • First Congregational Church
  • 30th Street Cultural Arts Plan
  • VPNA


The meeting will begin at 630pm and include the following:

  • West End Walking Trail update combined with Boise Architecture Project students from Boise High presenting historical research for a few neighborhood landmarks.
  • 30th Street Cultural Arts Plan presented by local designer Stephanie Inman
  • Multi-Use Sports Stadium (ie new Boise Hawks stadium and more) Marc Johnson from the Better Boise Coaliation will talk about the proposed project and answer questions. The proposal is for this stadium to be built in the Main/Fairview area.
  • VPNA Board Elections, officers and vacant area rep positions. There are a number of open board positions. For information about joining the board click here


Save the Date – VPNA Annual Meeting set for March 19

VPNA’s annual meeting will be at Taft Elementary (note different location than last few years).

Click here for a map

Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6-8pm

An open house will begin at 6pm. A few presentations and elections will occur between 6:30-7:30pm. Keep an eye out for a full agenda in the next couple weeks.

 Consider Joining the Board:

 We are drumming up interest in vacancies before the meeting. The Veteran’s Park area is divided into 9 neighborhoods (click here to see a map), currently there are many vacancies. Some neighborhoods don’t even have representation; these include Veteran’s Point,  Quail Glen and Independence Park.

 The time commitment of being a board member is mostly up to the individual. At a minimum we’d like new members to attend most monthly board meetings (held the 3rd Monday of each month at Idaho River Sports from 6:30-8pm). If you choose to get involved outside of board meetings, what you do is also left open to personal choice. Some possibilities and past examples include:

  • Representing VPNA on a CCDC sub-committee, connect to some portion of the 30th St plan implementation.
  • Getting a community center built in our neighborhood
  • Helping with fundraising to pay for our website and community events.
  • Organizing neighborhood get-togethers.
  • Writing grants. Starting the Jordan Street Community Garden.

 If you are interested in becoming a board member please send us an email at


 Matt Ciranni
VPNA President

Annual Meeting this Monday

Reminder: VPNA’s Annual Meeting is Monday
Location: Whittier Elementary (click here for map )
Date and Time: Monday, March 21, 2011 from 6-8pm

The meeting will start with presentations about VPNA, the 30th Street Steering Committee, the Neighborhood Walking Trail and the election of board members.

This will be followed by an open house with representatives from:

  • VPNA – we’ll provide computer help completing website subscriptions and answer questions about getting involved.
  • Jordan Street Refugee Garden – offering ways to buy shares of their produce this summer
  • Friends of the Ray Neef Whitewater Park
  • City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department
  • ACHD – 30th Street Extension
  • Capital City Development Corporation
  • Idaho River Sports