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Crews are making progress on the new bike skills park in Boise

Posted at 3:00 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 17:00:00-04

BOISE, Idaho — Construction crews have been working to build a new bike skills park in the Military Reserve area for the last nine months and the park is expected to be finished sometime this fall.

The eight acre area close to downtown Boise is being designed as a place for mountain bikers to be able to improve their skills and transfer that experience to the trails in the foothills.

"We are looking forward to is being able to use a world-class park as a training or educational opportunity for beginning mountain bikers and particularly our youths," said Boise Parks & Recreation Director Doug Holloway. " We can demonstrate and properly show how to use the trails, we can teach and train on riding etiquette."

This project didn't cost the tax payers a dime because it was fully funded by the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation as they continue to give back to the community.

"We really want to thank the J.A. & Kathryn Albertsons family foundation for their generosity," said Holloway. "If you look at some of the projects that they have been involved in they are all health, wellness and outdoor related projects and without their generosity we would not be opening another cool amenity and asset for the city this fall."

It has been a busy summer for the Boise Parks & Rec department as they opened a new dog park in Ann Morrison Park, opened up phase two of the whitewater park and now they are preparing for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Greenbelt in late September.