Boise Parks and Recreation is replacing and improving several sections of the Boise River Greenbelt in 2021. These sections of pathway have been selected as areas that are high on our priority list for replacement due to current conditions. Some of the paths are cracked, others have damage due to root damage or outdated asphalt. Concrete lasts much longer than asphalt and is less susceptible to root damage.
The existing asphalt paths will be replaced with concrete, creating a smooth surface. All of the existing benches, trash cans and bollards will also be replaced.
As a department, we realize the Greenbelt is heavily used as a transportation corridor and for recreational purposes. Our team will be making every effort to work with contractors to complete the work efficiently. Detours will be established and signed for all projects and we will be updating this web page as a resource throughout construction.
We also realize that these closures have a direct impact to businesses located along the Greenbelt and the majority of them are still open. Before visiting, be sure to visit their websites or check out a map for an alternative way to access these businesses.
Work on the first section of path is expected to begin in May and projects will continue into the fall. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience but in the long run, this work will improve the longevity of the path and create a better user experience.
- Railroad Trestle Bridge to Americana Blvd. (NW 1.1 to NW 0.8)
- Currently closed: September 23 to October 22
- Americana Blvd. to 9th Street (NW 0.8 to N 0.0)
- Broadway Bridge to Parkcenter Bridge (NE 1.0 to NE 1.2)
- East end of Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park to Marden Lane (NE 1.7 to NE 1.9)
- Currently under construction: September 20 to TBD
- Leadville Avenue to Baybrook Court Bridge (orange) (SE 1.1 to SE 2.0)
- East Parkcenter Bridge at Bown Way to East Parkriver Drive (SE 4.2 to East Parkriver Drive)
- Projected start date: October 25 to December 1