Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve

5301 N Maple Grove Rd

hyatt.jpgHyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is a 44-acre haven for birds, animals, and people located on the edge of Boise's West Bench featuring trailheads, pathways, and overlook areas.

Boise City Council president Maryanne Jordan and officials from the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) were joined by members of the Hyatt family for a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept 18, 2012. A generous donation of the 22-acre wetland by the Hyatt family made it possible for the city to purchase another 22 acres in the late 1990s with the goal of preserving open space and providing key habitat for wildlife in West Boise. An adjacent 10-acre parcel has been purchased from the Meridian School District by the Ada County Highway District with the expectation that it will be managed by the City of Boise.

Rules intended to protect prime wildlife habitat in the reserve are:

  • To protect wildlife, please observe them from a distance.
  • Dogs and bicycles prohibited.
  • Fishing, boating, swimming and wading are prohibited.

hyatt1The rules are outlined in a management plan created in 2000 with input from hundreds of neighbors, officials and agencies.

The Reserve is a perfect venue for environmental educational opportunities.  Educational lessons and tours can be scheduled for groups large or small. Groups of 10 or more people must make a reservation. Reservations are available on first come - first served basis.  Contact the Boise WaterShed for more information. 



hyatt2In December 2008, the City of Boise's Public Works Department received a $1.3 million EPA grant to create an innovative stormwater treatment pilot project at the site. Since then, Public Works staff members have been gathering water quality data and developing a plan for treating urban stormwater runoff and re-using the treated stormwater in the existing wetland and wildlife sanctuary.

The project demonstrates appropriate methods for decentralized stormwater treatment using sand filtration technology in addition to construction of vehicle parking with porous materials that mimic natural hydrologic conditions.

For more information about the project, please contact Jim Wyllie, Boise Public Works, via email or phone at 208-384-3925. 

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.

Towing

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.