Boise Whitewater Park

Premier urban whitewater park
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The Boise Whitewater Park and related projects are managed by the City of Boise's Parks and Recreation Department. For official information please click here.

McMillen Awarded Boise River Park PH2 Contract

Boise-based McMillen LLC was awarded a contract for design of phase II of the Boise River Park. The contract was approved Oct. 29 by the Boise City Council.

Phase II includes in-river construction and replacement of the Farmers Union Canal diversion downriver from the existing River Park facilities and the 36th Street pedestrian bridge.

McMillen will collaborate with S2o Design & Engineering, a specialized whitewater engineering firm led by world-class kayaker Scott Shipley, and DHM Design, an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm based in Colorado. Additional services will be provided by STRATA and WH Pacific.

Funding for the $250,000 concept design is provided by the City of Boise. Initial concepts are expected to be complete later this winter.

The city has budgeted an additional $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 for final design and construction documents. Construction of phase II is dependent on private donations.

The popular Boise River Park opened on June 28, 2012. The park was funded by the City of Boise, the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation and private donations generated by the volunteer organization Friends of the Park. The $3.6 million facility features state-of-the-art waveshapers designed by Denver-based McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group and pneumatically-operated air bladders manufactured by Obermeyer Hydro Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo. The air bladders inflate to elevate stainless steel flashboards.

To learn more about the park, please call (208) 608-7600.

For information about the design-build contract, please contact:

John Tensen,
City Engineer
jtensen@cityofboise.org 
(208) 384-3900

Tom Governale
Superintendent of Parks
tgovernale@cityofboise.org 
(208) 608-7624

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