Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands breaking ground on 12-acre open space project

New open space habitat in the works for Boise
Posted at 9:18 AM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 11:18:49-04

BOISE, Ida. — The Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands is breaking ground on a 12-acre project that's set to transform former wastewater ponds into an open space habitat.

The area will sit near the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater & Reserve on Warm Springs Avenue. The new Gateway Reserve is designed to receive spring flows from the Boise River, helping improve the native environment.

"The joy is going to be in three years when it's all done and all the native grasses are back, and the wildlife and birds and everything are here," says Director of Idaho Parks and Lands Foundation Judy Peavy-Derr. "Then you look at it and say job well done."

The Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission approved the design. Boise City officials have also approved moving forward with the project.