Boise Friends of Parks will be staffing the beer and wine booth at the evening concert series throughout the month, and all tips collected will be split between the new whitewater park and the Boise Fire Department’s Burn Out Fund.
Friends of the Park has raised $2.25 million to date with plans to raise $4.5 million more. The City of Boise has pledged $750,000 so far, and is actively seeking donors to pony up.
The city has recently cleared one hurdle—it has reached agreements with the first of several irrigation companies with claims along the stretch of the river which will be home to the whitewater park. With the agreement in place, the city can now apply for construction permits for the first phase of the project.