Explore Our Grounds
Just like any other City of Boise park, Foothills Learning Center's grounds are open from sun up to sun down. We have picnics table to use and a wonderful yard for outdoor play.
NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
On the south side of our building we have created a landscaped native plant demonstration garden. Filled with drought-tolerant plants, native grasses and wildflowers, its a great substitute for a water-thirsty lawn. As you walk the paths, take a few minutes to read the interpretive signs throughout the garden. Discover why our semi-arid landscape has such a wide variety of native species. We hope our beautiful garden provides you with ideas for your own water-wise garden!
Click here to see our photo gallery.
THE STORY TRAIL
Wander the trail and read fun, nature related storied on ten kid-height reading platforms along our 1/4 mile trail. The trail begins along the split rail fence in the North East corner of our property. A new story is posted each month! Click here to view calendar.
OUR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center was built with many sustainable features including:
- Forest Stewardship Council certified wood
- "smart" thermal windows
- passive solar system
- clerestory windows
- active solar photovoltaic cells
- heating and cooling via a ground-source heat pump
Click here to view our daily solar energy production.
Thank you to Sustainable Idaho for making our building what it is today!