North End Garden Tour 2019

We are pleased to announce the return of the beloved North End Garden Tour! Neighbors and visitors will enjoy a self-guided stroll through some of the most unique gardens, farms, traffic islands, and nature preserves in the neighborhood.

The tour will include more than a dozen sites. Homeowners, farmers, and volunteers will be stationed at each garden to answer questions.

This year’s Garden Tour has been dubbed “The North End Garden & Traffic Island Tour” because it is a fundraiser for NENA’s new Traffic Island Beautification Project. All proceeds will go toward the planting and maintenance of traffic islands and chicanes throughout the North End. Some of these newly enhanced spots will be highlighted on the tour, as well!

The tour will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 2 and is open to everyone. Kanak Attack food truck will be on the route to keep your energy up. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors!

Tickets are $20 and available in advance at (Kids under 10 are free.) Tickets and maps may be picked up at the first tour site, Downtown Teaching Farm, on the corner of Fort & 12th streets. We can accept cash and cards.

Free parking is available courtesy of Cathedral of the Rockies. Their paved lot is beside the Downtown Teaching Farm, at Hays & 12th streets. You may leave your car there and embark on the tour on foot, bike, or e-scooter. The entire neighborhood portion is a 4-mile-loop. You may choose to visit some or all of the sites, in whatever order you prefer. Those who choose not to drive will be entered into a raffle drawing for Draggin Wing Farm gift cards!

Additionally, Draggin’ Wing Farm is a “bonus site” on the tour, open to anyone who would like to visit. Draggin’ Wing has been an incredible partner to NENA in donating and helping us choose native and drought-tolerant plants to install in the traffic islands. Draggin’ Wing is located another 3 miles beyond the North End.

Annual Holiday House Tour

Ho Ho Home Tour!

Join us for the North End Neighborhood Association’s Annual Holiday House Tour on December 15th, 2018, from 1-5pm. Five beautiful and historic homes are featured, each unique and with many stories to tell.

Tour is self-guided and easily walk-able, with hosts in each open home. Tickets can be purchased online via our Facebook page, or at for $20 each, and are available now through the day of the tour. Once tickets are purchased, pick up wristbands and maps at Goody’s Soda Shop in Hyde Park (1502 N 13th Street) – just show them your receipt.

Ticket sales benefit the non-profit North End Neighborhood Association, which supports the neighborhood through activism, grants, and community service. Your visit helps ensure the North End retains its charm for many generations to come. Thank you!

“North End News” spring issue


The new issue of the North End News is here! It should be landing on your doorstep in the next week or two – hopefully nice & dry after the rainstorms have cleared out.

In the meantime, take a sneak peek here: North End News Spring 2018

Our newsletter is unique among Boise neighborhoods, and we are thrilled to have this community-building tool. If you are interested in helping with the newsletter (writing, taking photos, delivering a route, other ideas??), please contact the editor at

Third Annual Tiny House Tour of the North End

The Third Annual Tiny House Tour of the North End will be held on Saturday, October 10 (the second Saturday of October), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Adult  –  $20 per person
Children 12 and under  – $10 per person
Family package (2 adults + 2 children)  – $50

Tickets available at Goody’s in Hyde Park, through, or from any Boise High Orchestra student. They will also be available the day of the event at the registration table in front of Goody’s.

Tour books and maps can also be picked up at Goody’s the day of the event.

Proceeds support the Boise High School Orchestra.


Fire Dept training burn – June 9, 2011

Boise Fire Dept Badge

Boise Fire Dept BadgeBoise Fire Department Training Exercise

To: The Neighbors of 1919 W. Jefferson

From: Boise Fire Department
Captain Paul Roberts

Subject: Training Exercise
June 9, 2011

Date: June 6, 2011

The Boise Fire Department will conduct a fire training exercise on June 9th, 2011 in your neighborhood. Anyone is welcome to observe.

What is a Fire Training Exercise?
It’s rare and welcome opportunity for firefighters to train using an actual structure fire. The fire will be closely monitored for safety. This opportunity provides your firefighters with realistic fire training that cannot be duplicated. Firefighters will be extinguishing controlled fires within the home.

What can we expect?
On June 9th beginning at 8:00 a.m., residents can expect to smell and see smoke in the area of 1919 W. Jefferson. There will also be times where residence might see fire in the residence of 1919 W. Jefferson. On the days prior to the training, Boise Fire Instructors will be in the neighborhood preparing the property. Please feel free to stop by and talk with us.

Why 1919 W. Jefferson?
The property owner has graciously agreed to allow the fire department to train on this property, which had already been slated for destruction and removal.

The Boise Fire Department takes great care to ensure this type of training is conducted in the safest possible manor. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me, Captain Paul Roberts, 573-7817.