About

 

The BSA started as a group of shop owners, local skate­­­rs and community advocates in 2005. They formed an alliance with Boise Parks and Recreation to start improving Rhodes Park’s skateable features. They officially organized as the Boise Skateboard Association and set out to transform Rhodes Park into a world-class skatepark.

 

The Road to the Rhodes Park Makeover

  • In 2011 the BSA received a $1,700 grant from the Capital City Development Corporation to complete the funding needed to hire Grindline Corporation for conceptual drawings of Rhodes Park and a cost analysis.
  • Drawings were produced by Grindline and public meetings were held in 2012.
  • The BSA started a Rhodes Skatepark Fund under the Idaho Community Foundation to give oversight and produce donor tax receipts.
  • Jodi Mead and Amy Stahl wrote a proposal for a $10,000 Tony Hawk grant which was awarded in 2013 to Boise Parks and Recreation for Rhodes Park.
  • Grassroots events, fundraisers, meetings, and speeches were then organized and given. The community of skaters and advocates continued efforts to improve Rhodes Park and promote skating.
  • The generous gift of $1.25 million from J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation in 2014 completed funding for the Rhodes Park rebuild.


The Boise Skateboard Association (BSA) fosters growth, creativity, learning, responsibility and community through skating by working with Boise City Parks and Recreation to develop new skate spots and improve existing skateparks.