3900 W PLEASANTON AVENUE
Boaters and spectators have discovered the fun of surfing on the
waves at the Boise River Park located off Pleasanton Street between
Main Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway.
A highlight of the $3.6 million project is two state-of-the-art
waveshapers. Pneumatically-operated air bladders inflate to elevate
stainless steel flashboards. Raising and lowering the flashboards
controls upstream water levels.
At normal river flows, the adjustable waveshapers create an
approximately 20-foot wide primary wave and a longer 25-foot
secondary wave suitable for "green wave" surfing. To view real-time
flows, see our webcam.
Parking access has been impacted by construction of Ada County Highway District's 30th
Street project. Two gravel lots can be accessed via a temporary
road off Pleasanton adjacent to Idaho River Sports.
The waveshaper technology was developed by Denver-based
McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group. See what the waveshaper looks
Jetties on both sides of the river provide eddy service to both
waves and slow water for boaters to enter and exit the river.