Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

10 to 10 Zone is in effect for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Boise Police want to remind football fans to keep safety in mind while they cheer on San Diego State University and the University of Buffalo at this weekend's Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Kick off is 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 21st at Bronco Stadium.

Boise's 10 to 10 Zone ordinance was created to cover Bronco football game days and any bowl game hosted by the City.

WHAT IS "THE 10 to 10 ZONE”: Specific areas off-campus where people may consume alcoholic beverages, following the rules below, from 10am to 10pm on  football game days only.


  • Allowed only in opaque plastic cups within the Zone.
  • Glass containers, beer cans, any type of liquor bottle or cups with alcoholic labeling are prohibited.
  • Anyone consuming alcohol must be at least 21 years of age.

WHERE IS "THE 10 to 10 ZONE”: The “Zone” begins at Broadway Ave and Myrtle St., extends south down Broadway to Beacon, turns west along Beacon, north up Oakland Ave., west on Potter Dr., north again up S. Joyce St., and then west along University Dr. all the way to Capitol Blvd. The boundary extends north along Capitol Blvd. and turns east onto Cesar Chavez Ln, crosses Friendship Bridge north, and leads into Julia Davis Park. In the park, the “10 to 10 Zone” boundary is the area east of Zoo Boise to Broadway St. and any area south of Julia Davis Pond.

10 10 Zone MAP


Boise Police remind fans to:

• Do not drink and drive.
• Park safely and legally. Those who ignore parking laws and/or signs jeopardize safety and risk getting a ticket or being towed.
• Drink alcohol in designated areas. For public safety, open containers of alcohol are not allowed in public areas including parks, parking lots and neighborhood streets.  
• Be good neighbors, use crosswalks, throw away litter and respect the safety and cleanliness of homes and businesses in the BSU area.

Parking: Neighborhoods / Public Streets:

To preserve neighborhood and public safety, officers will be watching for parked vehicles that pose a safety hazard, such as those parked blocking sidewalks, crosswalks and fire hydrants, or parked too close to intersections or stop signs.

Both Idaho State and Boise City codes prohibit the following hazardous parking:

  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign;
  • Within 20 feet of a crosswalk-marked or unmarked-at an intersection;
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
  • On a sidewalk;
  • On a yellow or red "no parking" curb.
  • Facing the wrong way

These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters.


• Citation: most parking tickets carry a fine of approx $47.
• Towing: motorists risk their vehicle being towed if the vehicle is parked blocking a driveway, access way, fire hydrant, or parked illegally in an alleyway.

Parking/Alcohol: Julia Davis Park:

Boise Police and Boise Parks & Recreation remind football fans that all vehicles must be parked legally within Julia Davis Park. Overnight parking is prohibited. The park closes at midnight, vehicles left in the park past midnight are towed. Illegally parked vehicles can be towed at anytime.

Glass beverage containers are prohibited in all city parks. All other glass is to be removed from the park by the user and not deposited in trash receptacles.

Alcohol is allowed only with a permit issued for shelter reservations. For more on Boise Park safety regulations, go

Part of Julia Davis Park is within the new 10 to 10 Zone allowing alcohol use between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on football game days only. Please refer to the map posted here.

University Drive - Restricted Parking Times:

Signs posted on the north and south sides of University Drive restrict parking between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Violation of the parking restrictions is a minimum $47 fine. In some areas, signage clearly indicates that violating vehicles will be towed.

Alcohol Advisory:

Officers want to remind citizens to celebrate responsibly.

For public safety, Boise Police will be watching for illegal alcohol use in the neighborhoods surrounding Boise State and other restricted areas.

It is a violation of city code to have open containers of alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, city parks without a parks dept. permit, and within 250 feet of the Boise River. This includes private parking lots open to the public (private parking lots with catering permits are the exception).


• Those carrying open containers of alcohol on city streets, sidewalks, city parks or parking lots risk getting a citation. Illegally possessing an open container of alcohol or urinating in public is a misdemeanor that requires a court appearance with a possible penalty of a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.
• Minors found in possession of alcohol risk a drivers license suspension and/or a fine.

The goal of police advisories and patrols is to keep citizens safe and to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the campus and the surrounding business and residential neighborhoods. Enjoy the bowl game!

***Bronco photo courtesy