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Construction at the Boise River Park/Esther Simplot Park beginning January 12 will require Greenbelt closures from Veteran's Memorial Park to the 36th Street pedestrian bridge and closure of the temporary parking lot off Whitewater Park Boulevard.

Release Date: 12/26/2014

River Park Supporters Host Surf/Kayak Event 6/23

BOISE –Friends of the Park volunteers are producing what they hope will be the first of many showcase events at Boise’s first river recreation amenity. The Boise River Park Surf and Kayak Rally will be Monday, June 23, from 6 to 8 pm. 

Release Date: 6/9/2014

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  • Photo by Ali Casas with Gerd Serrasolses
  • Opening Day
  • Boise River Park Surf & Kayak Event
  • Boise River Park winter surf session
  • Boise River Park Phase II Concept

    Welcome to the Boise River Park

    Where is the Park? The Boise River Park is located between the Fairview Avenue and Veteran's Memorial Parkway Bridges on the Boise River off of Whitewater Park Boulevard. 

    Where CAN I park for the Park?
    Crews began work late this last winter on the reconstruction of the Farmers Union Ditch Company intake structure and site prep work for Esther Simplot Park, requiring the Greenbelt be closed from Veteran’s Memorial Park to the 36th Street pedestrian bridge. 

    The dirt parking lots serving Quinn’s Pond and the Boise River Park from Whitewater Park Boulevard also will be closed during construction. A temporary lot with 32 spaces has opened at the former Bob Rice Ford property along the Greenbelt at Main Street. Click here for a site map.

    Waveshaper schedule (as of 7/5/15):
    M/W/F and Sunday afternoon: SURF
    Tu/Th/Sat and Sunday morning: Kayak

    The mid-day Sunday switch will bisect the daylight hours based on sunrise/sunset on that day (on July 1, that's about 1 pm, between sunrise at 6 am and sunset at 9:30 pm)

    What is the Park? The Boise River Park is a public park, owned and operated by the City of Boise. It is in the process of being completed.

    Phase I, which includes the Harry W. Morrison Dam with wave shaper and viewing area off of the Boise Greenbelt, was opened in 2012. Phase II, which will include features in the river and along the shoreline for 1/2 mile downstream from the dam, will be completed as funds are raised for the project.

    Fundraising for Phase II of the park is currently underway, being lead by the volunteer organization, the Friends of the Park. Consider making a contribution today. For more information, contact us.

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