Spoils Bank Canal Pathway

Hill Road to Gary Lane

Project Description

The City of Boise’s Pathway Program is working on a proposed Spoils Bank Canal Pathway that would connect students to schools, residents to outdoor recreation, and provide a safe and accessible place for everyone.

This project would implement a pathway along the Spoils Bank Canal between Hill Road Parkway and Gary Lane. It would provide a safe and comfortable connection to Riverglen Junior High School, Shadow Hills Elementary School, and Magnolia Park. This project will also explore safety improvements along the canal and connections to existing bike and pedestrian routes.

Project Benefits

The Spoils Bank Canal Pathway would create pedestrian and bicycle transportation and recreation options for neighbors and all Boise residents. Benefits of this project include:

  • Connect over 2,100 residents to nearby schools and parks, and allow them to get around the neighborhood safely.
  • Improve safety and accessibility for all ages and abilities.
  • Maintain natural feel and habitat.
Map of planned Spoils Bank Canal Pathway
Figure 1: Spoils Bank Canal Pathway Map
Planned area for Project Corridor
Figure 2: Project Corridor

Amenities and Improvements

The city is excited to work with neighbors and the community to develop concepts for the pathway design and amenities. We will be asking for neighborhood and public feedback on these improvements in the coming weeks. Some features currently being considered include:

  • A 10 to 12 foot wide, paved multiuse path
  • Keeping the canal open as a natural amenity
  • Benches and seating
  • Dog waste stations and trash cans
  • Wayfinding and signage
  • Landscaping improvements

Schedule and Next Steps:

The city is working on early concept designs and beginning public engagement. We are working with the neighboring property owners and residents, the HOA, stakeholders, and irrigation district to refine the design in Spring/Summer of 2024. Throughout the design process, there will also be opportunities to speak to planners, learn about the project, and provide input on the project design and community amenities. Stay informed on those opportunities by signing up for the city’s In-The-Know newsletter and following along at the project’s website.

Project Manager

Dane Hoskins
Pathways Program Manager

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