Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Boise Greenbelt closures

Flooding continues to cause closures along the Boise Greenbelt.

NOTICE: April 3, 2017

The Boise Parks and Recreation Department will be closing off a section of the north side of the Greenbelt behind Cottonwood Grille on Monday night, April 3rd, so several trees can be removed that are at risk of falling across the path.

City of Boise Community Forestry staff will begin work first thing in the morning to remove the trees that have most likely become unstable due to soil erosion and wet conditions.

The Greenbelt closure will start at the 9th Street tunnel on the north side of the Boise River and extend to the Pioneer Footbridge in Ann Morrison Park. Cyclists and pedestrians will be re-routed over the 9th Street Bridge to the south side of the Greenbelt.

Once the trees have been removed, the section of Greenbelt will be reopened.


  • the north side of the Greenbelt just before cyclists and pedestrians go under Veterans Memorial Parkway. The closure extends to Lander Street
  • mile marker NW 3.7 to about NW 4.0 just west of Willow Lane Athletic Complex
  • under the West Parkcenter Bridge at Logger Creek
  • the entire Bethine Church River Trail
  • section of Greenbelt and a gravel nature path near Marianne Williams Park between East Parkcenter Boulevard and South Eckert Road. 
  • section of Greenbelt near Marianne Williams Park at the bridge over Walling Creek, which is south of E. Warm Springs Avenue.
  • the boardwalk under the Capitol Boulevard Bridge on the south side of the Greenbelt 
  • section of Greenbelt from Main Street Tunnel to Trestle Bridge on north side of the Greenbelt
  • 9th street tunnel on south side of the Greenbelt

 View a map of current Greenbelt closures in Boise (PDF)

Non-Boise City Greenbelt Closure: Under jurisdiction of Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands: Plantation Island is closed for safety concerns due to erosion (Southside of Boise River, directly east of Fairgrounds Property). Concerns or questions, contact Jan Johns, Executive Director, Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands, (208) 344-7141, jan@idaholands.org

You can monitor Boise River flows at the Glenwood Bridge by clicking here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=13206000 

Boise Parks and Recreation staff will continue to monitor Greenbelt conditions and react accordingly. 

Greenbelt users are asked to be careful and obey all posted signs. The Boise Fire Department is also reminding people and their pets to stay clear of the river because it is running fast, deep and cold.   

To learn more about Boise River conditions and the possibility of flooding throughout Ada County, visit the Ada County Emergency Management website: http://www.adacounty.id.gov/flood