Boise Police, Parks and Rec holding Ice Cream in the Park event

Posted at 2:10 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 00:44:17-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway and Boise Police Chief Ryan will be riding the Greenbelt to talk about safety and meet with community members on October 3. The ride will start at around 12 p.m. and goes until 2 p.m.

Holloway and Chief Lee will be wearing masks and adhering to physical distancing recommendations. During their ride, they also plan to hand out some pre-packaged ice cream treats and provide information to users about pathway etiquette, especially in light of continued COVID-19 precautions.

You can learn more about Greenbelt etiquette during COVID-19 on the City of Boise website. Ice cream will also be handed out at Quinn's Pond beach and near the river take out in Ann Morrison Park.

“The Greenbelt is something that everyone can enjoy and it’s a place I am excited to explore for years to come in Boise,” said Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee. “By taking a few extra precautions and looking out for each other, we can continue to use the Greenbelt and visit Boise’s vast park system during this time.”

The Greenbelt is a popular recreation destination for walkers, runners and cyclists. Chief Lee and Doug Holloway will ride the Greenbelt from Ann Morrison Park to Esther Simplot Park. The parks are two of the most popular in the city’s “Ribbon of Jewels” – park properties that were given to the city in honor of some of Boise’s finest civic leaders.

“With so many events closed or postponed due to the Coronavirus this year, we are seeing a growing interest in visiting many of our city’s parks and the Greenbelt,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “By working together to maintain physical distancing and being responsible, Greenbelt users we can all continue to enjoy the beauty and stress relief offered on the Greenbelt.”