Within a bustling, urban area lies a place where birds, trails, and flowing water reside. Where humans and nature interact, a unique opportunity exists. The chance to experience an urban wetland in a semi-arid climate is rare. This is a special place.
Hyatt Wetlands provides Boise residents an opportunity to witness nature at work. It is a place where people can observe wildlife habitat and learn about urban stormwater runoff at the same time.
When fully constructed, Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve will become a peaceful area that residents can enjoy year-round. School children will experience the wonder of how nature can work within the city limits. While neighbors can stroll between the wetland and upland habitats watching and listening to the sounds of migrating birds.
Many years of planning, coordinating, and gathering public input has provided Boise City, Ada County Highway District, and Settlers Irrigation District the tools to restore a former gravel pit into a highly effective treatment system for urban stormwater runoff.
Through these efforts, Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve will remain an open space wetlands preserve for years to come.