Reminder: VPNA Movie Night is tomorrow (Saturday)!

Screen shot 2015-06-26 at 8.04.51 AMVeteran’s Park Neighborhood Association, Boise Public Schools Education Foundation, and Boise Parks & Rec present Annie (2014) at Veterans Park. This fun-filled family “Movie Under the Stars” evening begins at 7:00 pm, with free fun and games for kids provided by the Boise Parks & Rec Mobile Recreation Van and food vendors!

Capture the flag and dodgeball are favorite activities for kids of all ages! At dusk, Annie (2014) will be shown on a huge 30′ inflatable movie screen.

Your VPNA board will be on hand to chit chat and discuss neighborhood happenings. We will also be hosting a raffle (see images) before the movie starts! Raffle tickets are $1 each. Thanks to Betsie Richardson Studio, Frazier Images, Stewart’s Gem Shop, Matt, and Tyler for their donations.

More details at the facebook event page.


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.


Spring Fling

Tonight’s VPNA annual meeting was a hit! Thank you to our speakers: Jason LaBrado from Neighborhood Housing Services, Wendy Larimore from Boise Parks and Rec, and Jay Story from Boise West End. Thank you also to everyone who contributed their voice to the meeting. We are so excited for all the new board members!

Now on to Spring Fling, it’s just a couple days away!Spring fling

Spring Fling Block Party at
Davis Park Apartments
Thursday, April 23rd
929 N. 28th Street

NHS is partnering with the Boise Bicycle Project for a bike giveaway and rodeo for Davis Park Apartments’ residents. There will also be other activities and a potluck! All are welcome to attend.

More info:
If you bring a dish please bring a copy of the recipe in case anyone wants to make it on their own. We plan on having some other activities including face painting, yarn crafts, how many m&m’s are in this jar, bag toss, etc. One more thing we are also doing a house wares drive so if you have any old items (forks, spoons, bowls, plates etc.) that you are looking to rid yourself of during your spring cleaning please bring them for repurposing or simply pick up a new shampoo, soap, detergent to donate. All of these are optional of course as we only truly care about your presence.

West End 2 Market Ride

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Meet at 10am on Saturday, June 28 at the north side of Fairview park (on W Bannock St near 23rd St). Ride with others in the neighborhood to the downtown farmer’s market. The bike ride is guided with a lead and a tail and we will go over some safety tips before leaving. This is a great opportunity to try cycling downtown for your first or hundredth time. Please bring your helmets. Everyone in the family is welcome. Ride On!