JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place) is a not‐for‐profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho. JUMP is sited on a 4 city‐block site in conjunction with the Simplot Corporate Headquarters.
The integration of 52 antique tractors are on display throughout the site from the Simplot family’s historic tractor collection. The placement of the tractors and identification displays were essential for tying together an overarching agriculture theme.
Many different event spaces make up the different areas of the park and plazas. The Pioneer Pathway runs through the middle of the site connecting the 8th Street pedestrian corridor to the east with the existing Pioneer Pathway to the west. An oval event lawn on the corner of 9th and Front St. is a multi‐use turf area lined with trees and surrounding pathway including nine seating nooks. On the east side of the site is a Market Circle intended as an outdoor market and festival space complete with overhead string lighting and seating walls. Tucked into the corner of the Simplot Corporate Headquarters building is a performance amphitheater, complete with concrete and lawn terraced seating and state‐of‐the‐art stage lighting and sound. Adjacent to the amphitheater is the action zone with an interactive splash pad, sports court, and a three‐story pyramidal climbing structure. Coming off of the top of the 5‐story parking garage and terminating in the action zone is the iconic helix slide.
Completed in 2017, the JUMP/Simplot Corporate Headquarters Urban Park and Plaza helps foster the mission of JUMP’s vision to be a place to imagine, innovate, adapt, and explore one’s environment and will continue to do so for many generations to come.