Where is the Park?
The Boise River Park is located between the Fairview Avenue and Veteran's Memorial Parkway Bridges on the Boise River. For driving directions, click here
Two temporary parking lots have been established on the Boise side of the river behind Idaho River Sports. Click here
for a map.
Construction of Phase I of the long-awaited Boise River Park was completed in the Spring of 2012 and dedicated this past June. This summer boaters reveled in the fun of surfing on the waves.
The park is located near downtown between Main Street and Veteran's Memorial Parkway. To view a temporary parking and access map - click here
A concrete overlook and riverside seating provide great viewing for spectators along the Boise. A team of volunteers helped plant willows and other native vegetation along the pathway.
A highlight of the $3.6 million project is two state-of-the-art waveshapers designed by Denver-based McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group. Pneumatically-operated air bladders inflate to elevate stainless steel flashboards manufactured by Obermeyer Hydro Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo. Raising and lowering the flashboards controls upstream water levels and ensures that irrigation water from the new dam is provided consistently regardless of river level.
At normal river flows, the waveshapers create an approximately 20-foot wide primary wave and a longer 25-foot secondary wave suitable for "green wave" surfing. The waveshaping technology features adjustability will entail both wave and hole surfing features at nearly every water level throughout the year.
Wave riders and others can keep tabs on what is happening on the Boise River Park on Facebook