Spaulding Update

The Boise Parks and Recreation Department(BPR) has been working on the design and plan for future infrastructure needs at the Spaulding Ranch. The City has coordinated with the Nampa Meridian Irrigation District(NMID) on a design for the Tuttle Lateral that best meets the needs of both the City and the NMID. 

The Tuttle lateral is an important and historic amenity for the Spaulding Ranch. BPR intends to keep the existing lateral open and utilize all appurtenant irrigation water rights allocated to the lands from the Tuttle to irrigate agricultural crops in the future. However, NMID must ensure delivery of water to other users downstream of Spaulding Ranch.  The most efficient and sustainable way to achieve both NMID and BPR’s goals, is to pipe the Tuttle, develop an irrigation storage pond and construct a pump house. Instead of jointly managing the lateral as it is today, BPR will be able to reclaim control of the existing lateral since it will no longer serve as conveyance for the NMID, once piped. This will allow BPR to keep the existing lateral open, control water flows, and maintain the existing trees along the banks to enhance the existing riparian habitat at Spaulding Ranch. Please see the link below as a reference.

BPR expects that this work will begin in January 2020, pending permit approvals and weather conditions. The irrigation pond will be situated in the northwest quadrant of the Spaulding Ranch property, so excavation and grading equipment will access the site from the dead-end of N. Glenwood Street at the northern property boundary. 

Property owners directly abutting Spaulding Ranch could experience impacts such as general construction noise, dust, equipment back-up beepers and ground vibration. Abutting property owners will also receive a courtesy notification about the project in their mailboxes early next week. However, all construction activities will only occur on Parks property, and the project will be completed and in operation for the 2020 irrigation season.

As always, please feel free to contact BPR if you have questions about the project or any other aspect of the Spaulding Ranch Master Plan.

Best regards,

Trevor KesnerParks PlannerParks and Recreation DepartmentOffice: (208) Making Boise the most livable city in the country.

Energize Award

WBNA was honored with the “Visioning to Reality” Award.
Thanks for everyone’s persistence on the Settlers Project

Yard Sale Donations Needed

August 31st

WBNA is having a Yard sale on Saturday Aug 31st at 8:00
We will be serving free hot dogs while they last 
Please donate your stuff.
Email to arrange for pickup of your quality items. Last minute donations accepted day of sale before 9:00AM

Location is Idaho High School Activities Association across the street from Delsa’s

If you would like to volunteer email me
Ronnie nge for pickup of your quality items.

Location is yet to be determined. I will send a reminder/update in weeks to follow.

If you would like to volunteer email me

Fairmont Photos

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Another Fairmont Update

A little clean up and table delivery left to do.

Fairmont Update

Workers tell me complete in a week

May 9th Meeting Minutes published

In case you missed it you can catch up on WBNA business HERE

Fairmont Park Improvements

Lead time for the shelter has slipped. Shelter structure expected to arrive in May

Work starts on Monday. Weather permitting.
See below for Timeline

Fairmont Progress

Just a quick update on the Fairmont Park project.
Looks like concrete work is nearing finish.

Visioning share back

This is the compiled data that was shared back at the WBNA Annual Meeting from last years visioning events This is data from which the open house project choices were derived.