River Park Video

Video showing the working model and the ongoing construction at the river site. The river phase of the project is on schedule to be completed Jan. 15, 2012.  You can walk up the Green Belt from the end of Adams St. off 36th st in Garden City to see the construction. Happy New Year.

The scale model can 

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River Park Construction

Construction of river recreation park expected to begin next week

Project will result in five-month closure of Greenbelt section

Although it seems odd this far along in the game, Boise Planning and Zoning Commission only last week approved a Boise River System Permit.The permit will allow for clearing and excavation of the river bank at the site and for improvements associated with the replacement of the Thurman Mill Diversion and construction of the first phase of the park.

The future park site is located

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Xmas River Park Photos

Progress on the Boise Whitewater Park continues throught Christmas. Fondations are pored and in place for the wave shaper and the diversion. The Greenbelt detour is still in effect. Crews are working hard.

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Workers continue to work through the holiday season and is on track to meet the spring runoff. 

Merry Xmas to all the parks supporters --
  • Neff Family 
  • Albertson Foundation
  • Paul Collins
  • Idaho River Sports 
  • and many more of you. 

Simplot Donation to River Park

RIVER RECREATION PARK The Simplot family will fund construction of Esther Simplot Park and will launch the project next winter with facilities to support the adjacent Boise River Recreation Park, Boise Mayor David H. Bieter announced in his May 18 State of the City Address. Mayor Bieter praised the Simplot family for moving forward to develop Esther Simplot Park, a 55-acre parcel along the Boise River west of Main Street. The Simplot family donated $1 million in 2003 to complete the purchase of the park. But its development had been considered a later phase after

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