Quinn's Pond



Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park is a 31-acre park and home to the popular 22-acre Quinn's Pond. temporary parking lot has opened at CWI parking lot (the former Bob Rice Ford location) on Main Street providing access for boaters to Quinn’s Pond and the Boise Whitewater Park.

Swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing are popular activities at the park.

The park is located between Main Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway on the Boise River Greenbelt.

Quinn's Pond is currently open for recreational use but is being regularly tested for E. coli bacteria. Click here to read frequently asked questions about E. coli and testing at the ponds. 

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.

No dogs or alcohol permitted at Quinn's Pond.

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.

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





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 and Recreation. For the stocking schedule, see Idaho Fish & Game Stocking Information.    

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

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.