The 2-acre complex was designed and planned by a team of artists, engineers, and educators. It tells the story of the Boise River watershed through public art, landscaping, water features and interactive exhibits. The park-like setting allows visitors to discover water’s many roles in cities and agricultural areas and how citizens can protect and conserve these resources for the future.
The public art was completed by 14 local artists and tells the story of the Boise River, from the headwaters in high mountain streams, to Lucky Peak Reservoir, flowing through Boise and downstream communities, before eventually joining the Snake River.
Located at the West Boise Water Renewal Facility (formerly referred to as the Wastewater Treatment Facility), the $3.1 million dollar project was funded by the City of Boise’s Department of Public Works, Department of Arts & History and the Percent for Art Program, and Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc. Programming includes free tours and hands-on education. In 2016, the Boise Watershed provided education to nearly 23,000 Treasure Valley residents, many of them school-aged children.