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Construction starts on Rotary Park

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Posted at 3:37 AM, Aug 20, 2019

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise River Greenbelt project is taking another step forward just ahead of the Greenbelt's 50th anniversary. After a two year delay, the Rotary Park on the Greenbelt is now officially under construction.

Phase one of the project was finished last week with brand new engraved bricks. Benches, a bike repair station, landscaping and other features are also on the way.

"Mini parks are important because they provide, in our case, an opportunity to tell these interesting historical stories and also this particular one," said John Biggs of the Boise Metro Rotary Club. "This part of the Greenbelt right here is the very last part of the Greenbelt within city limits for this project that's been going on for 50 years."

Interpretive signs and a Daughters of the American Revolution monument will be part of the park. It is expected to be fully complete by this fall.