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Boise River Park

The new Boise River Park is the culmination of over 12 years of work by a group of dedicated citizens and the Boise community who are building North America's premier urban paddling center.

The first phase is the new Thurman Mill diversion. This phase includes a groundbreaking agreement between an irrigation district and the city to replace a private irrigation dam with a state of the art multi-function dam. The dam includes 3 different WaveShapers™, each of which is configured differently and can be controlled individually. The WaveShapers™ are number 1 thru 3 with the small feature on the Boise side named number 3. The numbers coincide with the number of "bladders" contained in that section.

The photo to the right of the WaveShapers was taken at the dedication in June, 2012. For an exciting interactive 3D views of the in-river construction at its busiest click here.

Things to Remember - Parking, Safety, Waveshapers and Rentals

Off street parking is available at 31st and Pleasanton Ave. off N. 27th Street next to Idaho River Sports. The lot is within a few feet of Quinn's Pond and is an easy paddle to the feature. Here is a map for two temporary parking lots - click here.

Check with Idaho River Sports for current conditions and to hook up with a paddling partner.

SUP and kayak rentals, equipment repair and lessons are available at Idaho River Sports - call 208-336-4844 or email info@idahoriversports.com for more and resources.

Currently the WaveShapers are kept in the down (flat wave) position during non-business hours, unless training or testing is taking place.

Use of the WaveShaper is restricted during construction phases and testing will continue at different flow levels to determine optimum configurations for different uses throughout 2012.

There are currently no events planned while testing is being conducted. The feature can be used at your own risk otherwise.

The water temperatures in the river are cold and precautions and a drysuit or drytop is recommended.

To view the feature via live webcam - click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the project manager for the City of Boise Parks Department via email at: astahl@cityofboise.org or contact Idaho River Sports.








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