Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park


bernardinequinn.jpgBernardine Quinn Riverside Park is an undeveloped park located north of the Boise River between Fairview Avenue and Veterans Parkway, and is dominated by a 22-acre pond. It is one of the riverside parks in the "Ribbon of Jewels" named for prominent local women. Adjacent to the Greenbelt, the park will include fishing docks, a small beach area for canoe landings, and picnic area with a shelter.

A waterway is planned to connect the Bernadine Quinn's pond and the two ponds at the Simplot site. This waterway will improve water quality and wildlife habitat, as well as provide flat water recreation opportunities, such as canoeing, kayaking, etc.

Previously the site of the gravel operation for the Quinn Robbins construction company. Land for the park was donated to the City of Boise in 1997.

Bernardine Quinn

bernardinequinnbio.jpgBernardine Quinn, a native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, moved to Boise in 1910 after her father established a cleaning supply firm in the City of Trees. A graduate of St. Teresa's Academy, Bernardine later served as secretary of the Boise Chamber of Commerce.

In 1924, Bernardine married Maurice Harold Quinn, founder of the Quinn Robbins heavy construction company. A longtime member of the Catholic Women's League, Bernardine was active in the church throughout her life. She was also involved in civic organizations, including the Silver Sage Council of the Girl Scouts and St. Alphonsus Hospital.




Amenities & Details


Wondering about where to fish in Boise ponds? The Idaho Department of Fish & Game stocks several ponds in city parks maintained by the Boise Parks & Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.

Smoking Prohibition

Boise Smokefree Park SignSmoking is prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.

NOTE: E-cigarettes are not prohibited under the ordinances.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. Boise Valley Towing at (208) 389-9707.

Master Plan

A Master Plan is a concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and landscape features planned for a park site. It does not necessarily represent what amenities are currently in a park.