Following months of finger-pointing between officials with Ada County and the city of Eagle, Ada County commissioners voted 2-to-1 this morning to sell 35 acres of the Ada-Eagle Sports Complex so that Eagle can move forward with its plans to build an all-weather terrain park, which would include a sled hill, snow-making equipment, water retention pond and wake board cable park.
The city of Eagle has had a 99-year lease for use of a public park on approximately 85 acres of Ada County-owned land, which sits a half-mile north of East Floating Feather Road off of North Horseshoe Bend Road. In particular, Eagle had its eye on some of those acres at the Ada-Eagle Sports Complex for its proposed outdoor sports park.
But Ada County commissioners balked at Eagle's plans, saying a commercial snow park wasn't allowed under the lease agreement.
Ultimately, the Eagle City Council voted to make an offer to Ada County to buy 35 of the acres at $4,000 per acre.
This morning, Ada County Commissioners Rick Yzaguirre and Jim Tibbs voted to sell the land for $4,000 per acre to Eagle. Commissioner Dave Case voted against the sale.