by Andrew Crisp
Two parks items are on the agendas of Boise City Council members for their Tuesday, May 8, meeting. Both items include appropriations and formal bidding processes, one for a new Terry Day Park, another for new tennis courts at Ivywild, Peppermint and Baggley parks.
Seven acres between Kootenai Street and Federal Way were donated by Boise resident Pat Day, and accepted by the city in 2006. Day asked that the park commemorate the life of his late wife, a local volunteer in dozens of civic groups, including founding the Festival of Trees celebration.
Boise Parks and Recreation director JIm Hall identified the need for a new park on the Bench as a top priority in 2004. The City Council will approve or deny eight bids to build the property.
The council will also consider a purchasing recommendation to install four tennis courts to replace the old courts at Ivywild Park, and with plans for two tennis courts at both the Parkcenter Boulevard Baggley park, and the Peppermint park adjacent to Pepper Ridge Elementary School.