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Boise Parks and Recreation looks for feedback on relocating the Military Reserve archery range

Posted: 2:55 PM, Jan 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-15 19:04:05-05

BOISE — The Boise Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. at the Boise High School library to present four different locations for the Military Reserve archery range.

The four locations include two different spots in the Military Reserve area, one at the police shooting range and the other next to the cemetery.

Two other locations being talked about include a spot at Veterans Memorial Park and at the undeveloped Murgoitio Site in southwest Boise.

"We think we have found a suitable place for the archery range," said Doug Holloway the director of the Boise Parks and Recreation Department. "We feel like we have finally moved the musical chairs."

Construction has started on a new seven-acre bike skills park that will replace the off leash dog area, a new dog park will replace the archery range and that is why the archery range must be relocated.

The bike skills park presented by the J.A. Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation will give mountain bikers a park to ride, a place to practice for the foothills trails and also a spot to for younger riders to learn etiquette.

"We can use the bike skills park as a training ground to be able to provide that education," said Holloway. "The practice piece is really huge, but a lot of bike skills parks are just really popular with bike enthusiasts."

The bike skills park could open in early summer, the construction timeline depends on the weather.