BOISE, Ida. — The City of Boise is adding to its list of dog parks with the opening of the new Together Treasure Valley Dog Island off-leash area inside Ann Morrison Park. The park is now open following a dedication ceremony and “unleashing of the dogs.”
The $450,000 project was funded in part through donations from the group Together Treasure Valley and the Harry W. Morrison Foundation. Boise Mayor David Bieter, members of the Boise City Council and project partners were on hand for the special ceremony.
“Boiseans love their four-legged friends and we are excited to add another place for dogs to run and play to our popular park system,” said Mayor David Bieter. “This new offering makes Ann Morrison Park even more of a destination for people who live, work and play in the City of Trees.”
Together Treasure Valley Dog Island is located in the southwest corner of Ann Morrison Park and will be a year-round destination for dogs and their owners. The site includes a 5.4-acre active dog area, a fenced “shy dog” area and opportunities for dogs to swim and play in the surrounding pond.
Two picnic shelters have been installed along with nine Together Treasure Valley park benches offering ample seating throughout the park. Water quality enhancement work was completed this spring. The adjacent pond was dredged and cleaned in anticipation of the new dog park opening.
“We are proud to offer an opportunity for dogs to run, play and swim so close to downtown Boise,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “This is a unique addition to one of our Ribbon of Jewels parks that we anticipate will be very popular with residents.”
The opening of Together Treasure Valley Dog Island will not change Ann Morrison Park’s seasonal dog off-leash schedule. The park will continue to be open to off-leash pets November 1 through the end of February.