Spaulding Ranch Park Site

3805 N Cole Rd, Boise

Aerial view of Boise's Spaulding Ranch park site. Photo shows a red barn and open land surrounded by housing.

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.

Mid-August 2022 Updates

Current Projects:

  • Ongoing Weed Control
    • Regular herbicide applications to control puncture vine, thistle, bind weed and other problem weeds.
  • Periodic Mowing
    • Tractor is in the shop for repairs, will resume seasonal mowing/field prep when it is back in working order.
  • Irrigation
    • Irrigation equipment is undergoing repairs and working with interim flood irrigation.
  • Orchard
    • Orchard maintenance is minimal until more personnel/volunteers become available. Mowing paths (when tractor is available) and weed whacking will commence as soon as we are able.

Next Steps:

  • Currently scheduling fall discing to level and prep fields for 2023 operations, fall cover crop seeding and fall weed control herbicide applications.


  • Boise Parks and Recreation currently has funding for infrastructure related items related to green-up phase work such as parking, sewer and northern vehicular access on the property. In subsequent years, there is budget allocated for further development of the park.
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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Historic District

In 1996, the City of Boise designated Spaulding Ranch as a local historic district.

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