Sledders remove fencing at Camel's Back Park

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 17:31:00-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Parks and Recreation Department is assessing the damage at Camel's Back Park after fencing was removed so people could sled down the hill.

The department is hopeful that there wasn't a lot of damage done, but they won't know for sure until spring when they can check on the seedlings they planted in 2019.

"We wrapped up the shute stabilization just this past year and seeded all of the area to the left and right of the shute," said Bonnie Shelton.

But that's where people were sledding and the Parks and Rec Department spent Monday putting the fences back up, they plan on putting up signs informing the public why those areas are closed.

"We definitely encourage people to go out and sled and enjoy the park when it snows," said Shelton. "Just be sure to respect those areas they are closed for a reason and we want to protect the growth of the plant life for future generations and we will just continue to monitor the area."

Camel's Back Park was packed on Sunday as people enjoyed the first snow in the Treasure Valley this winter.

We also got some video of a man riding a dirt bike through the park towing a child behind him, Shelton wanted to remind people that motorized vehicles are not allowed in the park and that type of activity can tear up the grass.