Quinn's Pond


bernardinequinn.jpgBernardine Quinn Riverside Park is the home of the popular 22-acre Quinn's Pond. Access to the pond from Whitewater Park Boulevard has been closed for the 2015 summer season.

A temporary parking lot has opened at the former Bob Rice Ford location on Main Street providing access for boaters to Quinn’s Pond and the Boise River Park. For a suggested detour and temporary parking lot location, please see the map.

The Whitewater Park Boulevard access was closed because of safety concerns created by heavy equipment used in the construction of nearby Esther Simplot Park, 625 N. Whitewater Park Blvd. 

boise river park access

During construction, two sections of the Boise River Greenbelt will be closed: from Veterans Memorial Park to the 36th Street pedestrian bridge and from Whitewater Park Boulevard to the Boise River Park.

Pedestrians can access the Garden City Greenbelt on the south side of the river at Veterans Memorial Parkway, Main Street or the 36thStreet pedestrian bridge.

Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park is located between Main Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway on the Boise River Greenbelt. Fairview Avenue and Veterans Parkway.

The park is one of th "Ribbon of Jewels" named for prominent local women. 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.