In celebration of 50 years of the Boise River Greenbelt, the City of Boise is planning a three-day community wide celebration Sept. 19-21. The schedule of events includes a number of opportunities to learn about the Greenbelt’s history, tour the pathway and enjoy the many elements that make this recreational amenity a beloved landmark in the Treasure Valley.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
- Kickoff event at the historic Egyptian Theatre* -- 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Bieter honors the Greenbelt’s past and the leaders who continue to shape its future
-Free tickets will be available to the public starting in late August/early September
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
- Shoreline Park time capsule unveiling – 10:30 a.m.
Mayor Bieter and the Boise City Council will unearth a time capsule that was buried on the Greenbelt’s 30th anniversary in 1999
- Free afternoon walking and biking tours along the Boise River Greenbelt hosted by the Boise City Arts & History Department* -- noon
-Registration will open in early September
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
- The Greenbelt Fun Mile Run/Walk* -- Saturday morning
This event is being planned in partnership with Boise State University
-Registration details to be announced
- Party and Food Truck Rally at Ann Morrison Park -- 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the fountain
Lawn games, music, a beer garden and more
- Free evening jazz concert in Ann Morrison Park – 6 p.m. (moved from the Gene Harris Bandshell due to construction delays)
Music organized by the Boise State Jazz Orchestra
*registration and/or ticket will be required to attend
Some event details and registration dates are still being determined. Please check our event website for updates as information is available: cityofboise.org/greenbelt-anniversary
In addition to these celebratory events, the City of Boise continues to collect stories, photos and memories from community members related to the Greenbelt. Do you have something you’d like to contribute to the collection? It can be submitted here.
The Boise City Department of Arts & History’s current exhibit on the third floor of Boise City Hall (150 N. Capitol Blvd.) also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Boise River Greenbelt. The display explores the history of the Greenbelt, and how the city pieced together a patchwork of parcels to create the ribbon of parkland we know and love today. The exhibit, which features historical photos and items from the city’s archives, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – it’s free and open to the public.