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Boise, Boise Whitewater Park, Kayak, SUP, Surf -

Boise Parks & Recreation and McMillan Jacobs Associates held an open house on November 2, 2016 to discuss the updated design of Phase II of the Boise Whitewater Park. Also in attendance was Scott Shipley of S2O Design. The original conceptual design was presented in 2014. The concept plan outlined in-river construction and replacement of the Farmers Union Canal diversion downriver from the pedestrian bridge below the existing Phase 1 Harry Morrison Dam and our surf/kayak waveshapers. Development of the Boise Whitewater Park has been tied closely to planning and permitting for the new Esther Simplot Park and will be...

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Boise, Boise River Park, Kayak, News, SUP, Surf, Whitewater -

Boise River Park has been renamed Boise Whitewater Park as of 10/19/16. We're excited for the completion of Boise River Park Phase 2! In addition to the Boise River Park waveshaper and the new Esther Simplot Park, interconnections with Veterans' and Bernadine Quinn (Quinn's Pond), Boise will have one of the largest and most diversified urban paddling and water activities venues in North America. Thanks again to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, Jamie, Joe and the entire family, Scott and Maggie Simplot and their foundation and family for all they do making Boise the one-of-a-kind place it is. Jo, Stan and the entire...

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Dare to Kayak, Devon Barker-Hicks, Idaho, kayak, Kayak School, News -

Teach a kid to paddle - change their perspective forever!Devon Barker just returned from taking 30 students to Zim’s Hot springs to learn to paddle. Devon teaches Jr. High School and her co-instructor, Brent LaFay, teaches fourth grade. The fourth, seventh, and eighth grade students participated in "Dare to Kayak". Devon created "Dare to Kayak" in 2002 as a way to deliver a positive message to schools. She wanted to encourage kids to begin paddling as a healthy activity to steer them away from drug and alcohol abuse. She shares an interactive video with the students on paddling and then...

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Boise River, Idaho, Kayak, News, Paddle, Raft -

Conditions in the South Fork Boise river canyon section from Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge have changed significantly the week of August 4th, 2014.Because of heavy rains, several new rapids have formed from multiple debris flows into the river. The new rapids present significant hazards and require advanced whitewater skills. The shuttle for this run is complicated since the road is still closed via Blacks Creek to the south (major washout). However, you may be able access Neal Bridge from the north via Prairie by the weekend. Call the Mountain Home Highway District: 587-3211 for updates on road conditions.Also, flows...

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