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 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.
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
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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 now open at this park. Park drinking fountains are not yet operational. They are turned on when temperatures are consistently above freezing.
For a list of restrooms and portable restrooms that are available year around in parks and the reserves, click here.