Ada County, Eagle Officials Will Continue Negotiations Over Proposed Terrain Park

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The next go-round between the City of Eagle and Ada County over a proposed snow terrain park will be Thursday, Dec. 12. And after two months of finger-pointing, there appears to be some daylight in the dispute over Eagle's effort to construct what it says will be a world class facility that would include a terrain park, sled hill, snow-making equipment, water retention pond and wake board cable park.

The City of Eagle has a 99 year lease for use of a public park on approximately 85 acres of Ada County-owned land which a half-mile north of East Floating Feather Road off of North Horseshoe Bend Road. In particular, Eagle has its eye on seven of those acres at the Ada-Eagle Sports Complex for its snow terrain facility.

KTVB-7 reports that a Nov. 20 meeting, Eagle officials discussed several options, including purchasing the footprint for the terrain park, buying the area already annexed by the City of Eagle, buying the entire park area, or renegotiating the lease with the county.

But an attorney for Ada County, Jana Gomez, said Ada County Commissioners were more inclined to do away with city's annexed land, or sell the annexed land to the city and do away with lease.

Both sides to agree to discuss the issue further on Dec. 12.