The new Alta Harris Park will occupy 20-acres of undeveloped land along the Boise River. Alta Harris Park is the seventh riverside community park in the "Ribbon of Jewels," a series of local parks named in honor of prominent local women. The park site is located off Eckert Road, northeast of Barber Park.
Alta Harris Park Site
Alta Harris Park Status
The Master Plan is a concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and landscape features planned for a park site. It does not necessarily represent what amenities are currently in a park.
The Alta Harris Community Park Revised Master Plan was approved by the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission on October 17, 2019.
The current construction timeline for this project is TBD. Check back for details.
About Alta Harris
In 1950, Alta and Dallas moved the sawmill to the Boise area, calling it Harris Brothers Lumber Company, eventually becoming Producers Lumber Company and then they began acquiring land in East Boise along the Boise River. There they established a ranch raising Hereford cattle, which still operates today. The real estate development project, Harris Ranch, takes its name from this family enterprise. Dallas and Alta were true partners in business and life. Alta has invested energy in civic and religious activities as well as promoting Christian education. Once developed, amenities may include sport fields, playground, restrooms, picnic shelters and connection to the Greenbelt. The park site is located on the north bank of the Boise River in the Harris Ranch development. Alta and Dallas Harris had four children: Felicia Burkhalter, Gary Harris, Millie Davis and Randy Harris.