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Concerns at Quinn's Pond

Lack of parking/public intoxication a concern
Posted: 10:10 PM, Jun 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-07 12:41:44-04
Jo Cassin, co-owner of Idaho River Sports has been anxiously awaiting the opening of the greenbelt path into Quinn's Pond for months, but she never imagined just how popular it would be.
 
"I know personally we had no idea it would be this busy," said Cassin.
 
She wasn't the only one who was shocked at the turnout.
 
"We just opened that path about a week ago and so people are still learning and finding out about it. The word spread faster than we thought it would," said Tom Governale, Superintendent of Parks for Boise Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Along with the crowds came what some would call less than desirable actions in the family friendly park.
 
"There was quite a bit of smoking and drinking, and people just not being very considerate of others," explained Cassin.
 
While Boise City Parks and Recreation said they are working on getting more signs with the rules put up, the are hoping to educate the public before they start handing out fines.
 
"We ask that you have common courtesy with other people, no smoking in the parks, we ask that you watch your alcohol consumption, be courteous to other people, share the beach that's there, share the docks,  and share the water," said Governale,
 
"This is such an incredible gift. This is such a nice park. They have worked so hard to make this a special place for us all, and with just a little care and a little consideration,  everybody can enjoy it, everyone can have a great time if we all just do a little bit to take care of it," said Cassin.