The City of Boise and Boise Parks and Recreation officials joined members of the Central Bench Neighborhood Association Monday to break ground on the new Franklin Park, at the intersection of Franklin Road and Orchard Street.
“This is a banner day for the Central Bench,” said Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We’re proud to add this location to our park system and create a special meeting place for the neighborhood.”
Council President Elaine Clegg, Council President Pro-Tem Lauren McLean and Council Member Maryanne Jordan also took part in the golden-shovel ceremony.
“The first phase of construction for the new park will include parking, sidewalks, irrigation systems, turf and trees. Amenities including a restroom, playground and shelters will be added in future years,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Bonnie Shelton.