J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Boise Whitewater Park

3400 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise

Parking

Parking is available at the Boise Whitewater Park on a first-come, first-served basis inside Esther Simplot Park. Users are also encouraged to use the parking lot of Main and Whitewater Park Blvd. to access the Boise River or Quinn’s Pond. Park visitors should consider using the Boise River Greenbelt for easy access to the Boise Whitewater Park, Esther Simplot Park and Quinn’s Pond if parking is full.

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Current user FAQ

Phase 1: 11/19/2019 UPDATE: Maintenance will continue on the Phase 1 wave shaper this week. Until that work is done and debris is cleared, there will not be a feature in place. Two state-of-the-art waveshapers are the highlights of Phase 1 which opened in 2012. Pneumatically-operated air bladders inflate to elevate stainless steel flashboards. Raising and lowering the flashboards controls upstream water levels. Winter Wave Schedule (PHASE 1 ONLY)

Phase 2: The second phase of the Boise Whitewater Park includes three new structures downstream from the original adjustable wave, additional seating and viewing areas, and a new plaza. The three new in-river features create waves for all skill levels.

Of the new waves, project designers say the first feature is the most technical and challenging and is for expert users. It’s adjustable, using a product called Rapid Blocs to create a variety of wave types. Availability of this wave feature is based on a number of variables and project engineers and the city’s wave tech continue to work to create a fun and safe experience for users.  A wave schedule for Phase 2 has not been set. The city’s wave tech will be monitoring use and river flows during this inaugural season to determine the best plan going forward.

The second wave feature in Phase 2 is more of an intermediate feature and the third was designed for beginners. Both of these features are created by stationary in-river boulder systems. These features are popular with kayakers and stand up paddle boarders.

Map of River Access Points and Features

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Location

3400 W Pleasanton Ave

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Parking

Parking is available at the Boise Whitewater Park on a first-come, first-served basis inside Esther Simplot Park. Users are also encouraged to use the parking lot of Main and Whitewater Park Blvd. to access the Boise River or Quinn’s Pond. Park visitors should consider using the Boise River Greenbelt for easy access to the Boise Whitewater Park, Esther Simplot Park and Quinn’s Pond if parking is full.

Features & Amenities

Greenbelt Access

This park provides access to the Boise River Greenbelt. The 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 and wildlife habitat.

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.

Towing

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

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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