Archery Range Site Relocation
The police shooting range is located at the end of Mountain Cove Road in Military Reserve. The 8.5-acre site is owned and maintained by the City of Boise and remains an active range on a limited basis after the construction of a new firing range training facility was completed south of town. The site is fenced and contains a building. Natural topography and an earthen berm constructed as part of the firing range provides a good backdrop.
The Boise Parks and Recreation Department has just received the final approvals necessary to begin building the Military Reserve Dog Park, which will be located at the site of the current archery range in Military Reserve. Construction will begin Wednesday, May 29 and will require closure of the archery range. Targets will start to be removed from the site on May 28.
Meanwhile, clean-up and soil remediation has already begun on the new archery range site, which is located at the Military Reserve Police Shooting Range.
Trails and parking in the area of the shooting range will remain open and department staff ask that the community be mindful of trucks entering and exiting the construction area.
We understand that the closure of the current range means there is not currently a place to practice archery in Military Reserve. Please rest assured that contractors will work to clean-up and build the new archery range site as weather permits, with the goal of a mid-June opening.
Idaho Fish and Game recently completed a 3D walking range on Highland Valley Road, accessible off Highway 21. Boise Parks and Recreation partnered with Idaho Fish and Game to help get this project completed. We encourage archers to check out this great new addition to archery in the valley.
If you have any questions or concerns about these projects, please feel free to contact the Boise Parks and Recreation Department via email.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as these new amenities are constructed.