Marianne Williams Park Approaches Opening


When the Boise City Council meets Tuesday afternoon, lawmakers will be considering a $1.2 million development agreement, representing one of the final phases in the building of the new Marianne Williams Park.

Marianne Williams Park

The park - 70 acres adjacent to Harris Ranch in Barber Valley - is being developed on a site donated to the city by Larry Williams in honor of his wife Marianne. The Williams family founded and managed several businesses, including Tree Top Ranches and Idaho Timber Corporation

The new contract is the fifth of its kind between the city and the Brighton Corporation, which through previous development agreements designed the park, installed water and sewer lines and planted greenery through the core of the park. The scope of the new agreement includes construction of a restroom, group shelter, gazebo, a pier and boat docks along Loggers Pond, and installation of amenties such as benches, drinking fountains and trash receptacles. When this phase is done, all that remains would be a park monument sign and a second parking lot near Loggers Pond.

The site was recently seeded for new grass, and a grand opening is expected to be announced by the city very soon.