Boise River Greenbelt

Projects Impacting the Boise River Greenbelt

The 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's most beloved parks. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city's popular riverside parks. The "Ribbon of Jewels" is a series of parks located along the pathway.

In 2019, the Boise River Greenbelt celebrated 50 years. Watch a video and read stories we received from the public.

50th anniversary

Hours of Operation

Boise River Greenbelt is open from sunrise to sunset.


Friendship Bridge

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Features & Amenities


This location provides opportunities to see birds and other wildlife.

The Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail separated into four distinct regions the IBT represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage.

If you are interested in learning more about birding in Idaho, visit Idaho Birding Trail website.


Wondering about where to fish in Boise ponds? The Idaho Department of Fish & Game stocks several ponds in city parks maintained by the Boise Parks and Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.    

Smoking Prohibition

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. Boise Valley Towing at (208) 389-9707.

Adopt the Greenbelt

Boise Parks and Recreation maintains approximately 25 miles of greenbelt, which is no small task. It takes a lot of work to keep the greenbelt in tip top shape. Volunteers have always played an essential role in helping us do so.
The Adopt-the-Greenbelt program is a wonderful way for families, groups or businesses to take an active stewardship role in maintaining the health and ecological integrity of the Boise River Greenbelt. For more information, click here.

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