Two Greenbelt sections closed due to flooding

Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 18:35:48-05

With the Boise River flowing above 5,890 cubic feet per second, erosion has prompted officials to close two portions of the Boise River Greenbelt. 

First, the Greenbelt Pathway near the bridges between Plantation and Expo Idaho have been closed for public safety reasons, according to Jan Johns, the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands Executive Director.
“This closed pathway lies between Glenwood Street and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, but the closure does not affect this entire section of Greenbelt,” Johns said.

Identified detours for Greenbelt users will be in place by Tuesday.

This portion of the Greenbelt on Plantation Island is owned by the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands. 
In cooperation with Ada County and City of Boise, the bridges and pathway have been closed effective immediately, Johns stated.

Also on Monday, Boise Parks and Recreation staff closed a section of Greenbelt and a gravel nature path near Marianne Williams Park between East Parkcenter Boulevard and South Eckert Road. “There is standing water on the path and Greenbelt users are asked to obey all posted signs in the area,” said Boise Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Bonnie Shelton.