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
Fall/Winter 2019 Update
The Boise Parks and Recreation team is currently working on the water engineering and water features to accommodate the site’s future programming and agricultural needs. Staff members continue to explore water conservation options for several elements of the site, as well as renewable energy strategies for future operations and events.
Upcoming site work includes staking and delineating the areas where the orchard and pollinator garden will be located. Prepping of the orchard area is a priority in the coming months. The surrounding neighborhood prioritized the orchard at Spaulding Ranch through the community visioning events the Energize Our Neighborhoods team held throughout 2018.
Roadwork along Cole Rd. is finished and a subcontractor will be building a retaining wall and installing sod and sprinklers. Neighbors will notice some heavy equipment at the site this fall/winter moving dirt as work begins on piping and infrastructure projects.
In addition, Boise Parks and Recreation’s restoration specialist is planning an upcoming planting of native grasses and herbs at the site. The department plans to hold a neighborhood volunteer event on Nov. 9 so the community can help plant sage and shrubs at Spaulding Ranch. We will share more details on this volunteer opportunity as they are available.