Spaulding Ranch Park Site

3805 N Cole Rd, Boise

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.

October 2020 Spaulding Ranch Update

The tree planting will be postponed until the spring 2021 as it is more ideal for the trees to establish themselves. Boise Parks and Recreation has made good progress on creating cover crop to rehab the soils, but more site preparation is still needed before winter. The orchard trees will be root stock with varieties that are more ideal for our growing zone/climate.

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.

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.

Master Plan

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.

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