1775 W Shoreline Dr
Riverside 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
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 Project Update
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 memorial is under
construction in the park. The concrete has been poured, the artist
is now fabricating the piece. Installation is scheduled for later
This park has parking spaces with Greenbelt access.
Fire 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
Park restrooms are available at this park. Restrooms are
now open. Park drinking fountains are now operational.
For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are
available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.