Monday, October 08, 2018

Esther Simplot Park ponds reopened

The City of Boise has reopened Esther Simplot ponds following the discovery of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae.

“We’re pleased the treatment plan was successful and that the ponds are now safe and back open,” said Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway.  “Our Parks and Recreation and Public Works teams did an amazing job working together to resolve the algae issue.” 

As a reminder, dogs are never allowed at Quinn’s Pond or Esther Simplot Park, including ponds No. 1 and No. 2 and the previously designated dog off-leash area.  

Pond No. 1 is the larger of the two ponds at Esther Simplot Park and it includes the children’s beach area. Pond No. 2 is the smaller of the two ponds and on the western side of the park. 

The City of Boise diligently monitors water quality at Esther Simplot Pond and Quinn’s Pond to protect public health.