There’s this special little lot, right off the freeway, between the metropolitan vibes of downtown Boise proper and the river that just has found a way to capture just about everything that we love about it.
It’s mid-afternoon, and as I walked up to Green Acres Food Truck Park, I was greeted by upbeat music, the sound of the river in the background, the aromas of coffee and food, the gentle squeak of a bicycle as it cruised by on the greenbelt, and the contented chatter of staff and patrons.
It was like walking into a bubble of happy, and it only got better.
As I approached the only two permanent structures on the lot, the list of available coffees, drinks, yummy foods, craft beers, wines and ciders was just as remarkable as another most welcome sight: a dog bowl filled with water!
Yes, doggo lovers, this outdoor oasis is dog-friendly. Beyond this, I spied a stage, options for cornhole, mega Jenga blocks, and other great games too. This isn’t just a coffee lovers/beer lovers/wine-lovers/cider lovers/dog lovers paradise, it’s a place for families, for kids, friends, dates too!
After getting jazzed about the inclusiveness of the space, I sat down with Anny Frampton to talk about this amazing space; the hows and the whys and all things food truck park.
She and her husband live close to the area and have been enjoying the greenbelt and all the other great things that Boise has to offer. After noticing that this little lot had fallen idle after a building was removed, they approached Rivershore Development to talk about making the best use of the lot, and they agreed!
With a background in corporate marketing, making the jump into food and beverage seems nothing short of inspired. Boise needed a space for community, for local food, local brews, local imbibement, local artists, local businesses, outdoor recreationists, lunch-breakers, and families to come together. It needed a space not far from anywhere that welcomed EVERYBODY, whether they just needed a quiet place to read, a rest stop along the greenbelt, a morning coffee or an after-work brew.
Food trucks from across the valley are featured (see the schedule on their website, Instagram and Facebook page), and get ready to experience community events that feature local organizations, live music, community workouts, and more!
I’d say that this park is about more than just food and beverage, it’s an event venue. It’s a COMMUNITY venue, it’s an IDAHO venue, because it incorporates everything that we love about this area (the outdoors, food, wine, beer, cider, coffee, local artists, businesses and more) in one great little shady, fun space!
So bring the family, bring your friends, bring your date, bring your dogs, and visit Green Acres Food Truck Park for a coffee, games, music, outdoor fun and all things that make this community great!
Hours: Wed-Friday, 7:30am-9pm; Saturdays, 8:30am-9pm; Sundays, 8:30am-8pm.
Address: 1401 Shoreline Dr, Boise Idaho 83702 just steps away from the Boise River Greenbelt, Ann Morrison Park and Downtown Boise!