Jun. 6, 2015

New Greenbelt Bridge Opens in Garden City

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Thanks to Jeremy Erickson for this aerial view of the newest addition to the Boise Greenbelt, the West Bridge in Garden City.  The 175-foot, 60-ton bridge is a critical link in creating a safe corridor for cyclists and pedestrians traveling between Boise and Eagle. 

Oct. 8, 2015

Short Escapes: A Greenbelt Treasure

Unlike many big cities, there really is no need to escape from Boise to get away from the hubbub. The Idaho city has a small, vibrant downtown area that lacks traffic congestion most of the day and a 25-mile greenbelt for outdoors enthusiasts.

The Boise River Greenbelt is a local treasure—a tree-lined, paved riverside pathway ideal for bicycling, walking or running for leisure travelers or group events. There are scenic views and a wildlife habitat, and the greenbelt offers access to about a dozen city parks. When the leaves are changing color in the fall, it’s quite a special place to see.

Aug. 8, 2016

A Boise Greenbelt Ride

Greenbelt Magazine

A ride on the Boise Greenbelt...

Jul. 13, 2015

3 Perfect Days in Boise, the Best Place You’ve Never Been

There's no better guide to a city than an enthusiastic transplant. Longtime locals, while knowledgeable, tend to stick with what they know, but an eager newbie is who I want showing me the ropes. They are the ones trying out all the old attractions along with the newest businesses to hit the block. The spirit of a tourist with the know-how of a local.

That person for me in Boise, Idaho, is my sister Stacey. She and her husband moved there a few years ago and have become unpaid representatives of the Chamber of Commerce. When my husband and I visited, we half expected our weekend to be filled with house showings (my sister is also on a mission to bring everyone she loves to Boise for good). She was right: By the end of our long weekend, I was seriously considering giving her realtor a call. It turns out Boise is full of surprises.  

Feb. 17, 2016

Liv Boise, Carl

LIV Boise City, Carl

The greenbelt is a treasured amenity of the Boise Valley.  Take a few minutes to hear to story of Carl, a man who works hard to keep the park beautiful for our citizens to enjoy.

Oct. 24, 2014

Celebrating Boise’s Urban Pathway

The Boise River Greenbelt: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of an Urban Pathway

If you spend even five minutes in Boise, you likely have a Greenbelt story to share. It's one of our most beloved assets and 2014 marked the icon's 45th anniversary. Props to Guy Hand for this visual tribute to our urban pathway.