Spaulding Ranch was acquired by the City of Boise in early 2016 and is the first property of its kind in Boise Parks and Recreation’s inventory.
Spaulding Ranch Park Site
3805 N Cole Rd, Boise
June 2020 Spaulding Ranch Update
It’s been a busy spring at Spaulding Ranch! Crews are currently wrapping up construction of a relocated irrigation lateral, pump system and pond. Next year, a park access road and associated parking is planned at the site that will run from North Glenwood Street to North Cole Road. In order to make the site accessible for future growers and urban agriculture partners, the irrigation system will also be constructed. Currently, the Boise Parks and Recreation project team is analyzing strategic methods for weed control and soil amendments to reduce the use of pesticides at the site.
This fall, Energize Our Neighborhoods is working with Parks and Recreation’s Community Forestry staff to coordinate a volunteer event to plant the first 100 trees at the Spaulding Ranch orchard. The planting will be funded through the Energize Our Neighborhoods program. We hope to have more information to share in the coming months!
Here is some additional background on the Spaulding Ranch project: The primary function of Spaulding Ranch will be agriculture; a true ‘farm to table’ experiential concept. Other amenities will include pollinator and demonstration gardens, natural walking pathways and play areas, outdoor classrooms, picnic shelters, restrooms and more. The restoration and conversion of the historic house, barn and outbuildings for public uses will be the final component of the Spaulding Ranch development. We anticipate these structures could potentially function as a community gathering space - much like the Boise Depot.