Northwest Boise is set to get a new park, after the Boise City Council approved year-end funding at Tuesday’s noon council meeting. The park, which has yet to be named, sits on a 1.4-acre parcel of land off Gary Lane. The land is already owned by the city.
“Everyone on the council listened to our neighbors in Northwest Boise, who made it very clear they wanted a park in this spot,” said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. “It was a priority to make this happen quickly, and I’m excited we can move ahead.”
This location directly addresses the city's goals for every Boisean to have a park within a 10-minute walk from their home.
“We as a city and a department are committed to making sure everyone has access to the physical and mental health benefits of living close to one of our parks, and investments like this prove that to be true,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “This particular park has a huge impact on our 10-minute goal, as it sits within a 10-minute walk for more than 1,000 Boiseans.”
The Parks and Recreation Department expects the park to include irrigation, parking, and pathways, but the master plan is not completed yet. City staff will engage residents in park design and amenity discussions to help determine what best serves the neighborhood and surrounding community.