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Esther Simplot Park is the new gem in Boise's "String of Pearls" park system through the generosity of the Simplot Family.In 2003 J.R. & Esther Simplot gave the City of Boise a $1 million gift that allowed Boise Parks & Recreation to purchase a former gravel and concrete plant property on the Boise River for a future Esther Simplot Park. The city had previously acquired 39 acres in 1992, a portion of which was donated by the Quinn-McEntee family. The majority of the purchase became the 32 acre Bernadine Quinn Riverside Park which is commonly referred to as Quinn's Pond,...

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