The long-awaited Boise River Park will be formally launched with a dedication on Thursday, June 28 from 5–7pm. Join Mayor Bieter, residents and dignitaries as our guests for family-oriented festivities including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, donor acknowledgement, a paddling demonstration. After the ceremony Idaho River Sports will host a reception.

To RSVP via the Boise Parks Facebook page – click here
Observers at the new overlook plaza along the Greenbelt marvel at skilled whitewater kayakers, boogie boarders, and surfers playing in the park’s waves. Using wave shaper technology, adjustable waves provide a longer paddling season at various water levels.

Adjacent to the new park, placid Quinn’s Pond invites non-motorized recreational pursuits including SUPing, flat-water paddling, fishing, swimming, and bird watching. It’s a great area for family fun. Rent a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard from Idaho River Sports located next to the pond to get the most out of the experience.

Idaho River Sports will be having a Boise River Park paddler’s only raffle for all participants who register and then show up with their boats and SUPs to paddle at the event. Come by and signup at the store anytime prior to the event or up to 3PM the day of the event. Then show up with your boat and your ticket to enter the day of the event. No purchase necessary.

The Boise River Park dedication is for phase one – the construction of the wave shapers, plaza and river remediation work. Construction for phase two is scheduled for winter and will focus on the new Esther Simplot Park located between Quinn’s Pond and Veterans Memorial Park.

Phase three consists of additions to the Boise River Park including more Greenbelt improvements along a one-mile stretch downriver from the plaza overlook, and new river bank work, rock and wave features in the rapids above Veterans Memorial Park.

For more visit www.boiseriverpark.com

Call Idaho River Sports for any specials needs at 208-336-4844.

Construction of the Boise River Recreation Park has been supported not only by a large majority of cash contributors to the park, but also by in-kind contributions of construction equipment, design services, labor and materials.  For a complete list of donors, visitwww.boiseriverpark.com.