"We have taken one of the most challenging pieces of real estate in the city and made it a destination,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter at the ribbon cutting.
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- Boise Mayor Dave Bieter at the unveiling of the parkour course at Rhodes Park.
"Finch Tower" by local artist Stephanie Inman was also unveiled. The sculpted landmark sign, visible from 15th Street features a yellow finch, the favorite bird of late park founder, Glenn Rhodes.
Across the park from the tower, 11-foot-tall graphic letters designed by Trademark Creative spell out R-H-O-D-E-S. In the park is a metal fence by Seattle-based artist Perri Howard, which Schorzman said was designed with “lines inspired by the motions and movements of athletes in the park."
All of this activity couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. One week after the June 1 unveiling, Rhodes Park will be the setting for the men’s and women’s skateboarding and men’s BMX qualifying events for the Summer 2017 X Games, July 13-16 in Minneapolis.
“I never imagined that just weeks after the project was done, [Boise] would be hosting the X Games,” said Mayor Bieter.