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Phase II of Camel's Back chute stabilization project underway

Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 11:20:17-04

BOISE — Camel’s Back Park is a popular destination that calls for some maintenance.

“When there are so many people constantly walking on that sand, it's just so easy for it to slip down," said Communications Manager for Boise Parks and Recreation Department, Bonnie Shelton.

Phase two of the Camel’s Back chute stabilization project is underway, picking up where construction crews left off in 2017, when stairs were added to the top third of the chute.

The Boise Parks and Recreation Department says that since adding the stairs to the top, there’s been no further erosion in that area, which is why they’re planning to continue the set about halfway down.

The public doesn’t want to see all of the natural landscape of the feature erode too.

“We know that this is a beloved park and a beloved feature in the city of Boise and people really wanted to maintain at least some of that original, natural sand area," said Shelton, "Kids use it in the wintertime to sled, and so the stairs will come down about halfway and then there will be a built-in platform that even when it snows, will remain flat so people can hike up there and sled down."

The project is one of several going on this spring with an estimated completion date sometime in May.