Boise Council to Consider Annexation of River Park for Better Police Protection


Two weeks after cutting the ribbon and officially launching its new white water park, the City of Boise is prepared to annex the riverland where the park is located into the city limits.

When the Boise City Council convenes on Tuesday, July 10, it will consider an annexation of 9.2 acres where the new Boise River Recreation Park was opened on June 28.

"Because of increased recreational activity on the river, it becomes necessary to have a police presence," wrote Scott Spjute, the city's zoning administrator.

The city is in the process of developing Esther Simplot Park, near the new river park.

While pulling more land into the city limits, the Boise Council will also consider pushing a parcel of land out. A 2.5-acre piece of land, where Joe's Crabshack sits, is expected to be de-annexed by Boise and annexed into Garden City. The restaurant sits on the only parcel not in Garden City that lies north of Main Street and southwest of the Boise River.