3150 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise
Quinn’s Pond and Esther Simplot Park are open for swimming, paddling and fishing from sunrise to sunset. However, physical distancing should be practiced at all times as coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns continue. Please keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and others outside your immediate household at all times. If you arrive and the parking lot is crowded or full, please find another place to safely recreate. Life jackets are strongly recommended for anyone swimming in or paddling on the ponds. No lifeguards are on duty.
Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park is a 31-acre park and home to the popular 22-acre Quinn's Pond. Swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing are popular activities at the park.
In Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park and Quinn's Pond, service animals welcome. No pets per city code.
All alcoholic beverages including beer and wine are prohibited at this park.
Hours of Operation
Park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Features & Amenities
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.
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.
About the Park
One of the "Ribbon of Jewels," Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park is located on the Boise River.
Previously the site of the gravel operation for the Quinn Robbins construction company. Land for the park was donated to the city of Boise in 1997.
The updated master plan was approved on November 15, 2018.
About Bernardine Quinn
Bernardine Quinn, a native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, moved to Boise in 1910 after her father established a cleaning supply firm in the City of Trees. A graduate of St. Teresa's Academy, Bernardine later served as secretary of the Boise Chamber of Commerce.
In 1924, Bernardine married Maurice Harold Quinn, founder of the Quinn Robbins heavy construction company. A longtime member of the Catholic Women's League, Bernardine was active in the church throughout her life. She was also involved in civic organizations, including the Silver Sage Council of the Girl Scouts and St. Alphonsus Hospital.