What's Next for the Boise River Park?
The River Recreation Park is being built in conjunction with the development of Esther Simplot Park. Future construction includes:
Phase II- A master plan has been approved for the adjacent Esther Simplot Park. Boise Parks & Recreation staff members are finalizing plans for floodplain issues and working with consultants on engineering and design documents for the 55-acre site. Construction is expected to begin in late 2013. Funding is provided by the Simplot family.
Phase III - Pending availability of funds, planning and design will begin for construction of the next phase of the River Park. This section will be downriver from the Thurman Mill Diversion Dam and the 36th St. Pedestrian Bridge and feature in-river drops and chutes for a total ¼ mile recreational experience in the river.