Riverside Park

1775 W Shoreline Dr

Riverside ParkRiverside Park is a five-acre site on the Greenbelt west of downtown Boise. The park features an open grassy area, shady trees and benches for enjoying the river.

A new memorial plaza to honor Idaho's Fallen Firefighters opened Aug. 17, 2008, in the park. The plaza features a life-size bronze statue by Idaho artist Agnes Vincent "Rusty" Talbot and a memorial wall with the names of firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Other features include benches, flags, lighting on the memorial wall and statue and new landscaping.

Idaho World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial

In 2011, the Idaho Fallen Firefighter Foundation and Boise Fire Department spearheaded the acquisition of a ten foot beam from the World Trade Center (WTC) to be the centerpiece of a memorial in Boise to honor specifically emergency responders lost on 9/11. Steel from the WTC is being incorporated into memorials across the country in every state.

The sculpture is complete and installed. WTC memorial

 

Amenities & Details

Greenbelt Parking

A colorful map updated in May 2013 showcases new additions to the pathway, points of interest, pedestrian bridges, parking locations and other valuable resources for users of the 25-mile pathway. 

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Public Art

riversidepublicart.jpgFire Fighter's Respite, 2007 by Mark Baltes

This sculpture overlooks a viewing area for training exercises at the Fire Training Center, which is adjacent to the park. A sign provides information about the history of the firefighting in Boise.

Restrooms

Restrooms are now closed and park drinking fountains are turned off for the winter.

For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.

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.