Eagle announces newly paved path to Greenbelt, parking

A new, 100-yard paved path off of South Edgewood Lane in Eagle’s River District, just south of State Street, will make it easier for Greenbelt users to get to the popular recreational path.

Eagle Parks and Recreation Director Mike Aho said the connecting path was made possible through collaboration by the River District Homeowners Association and MDG LLC. A gravel parking area that can accommodate about 10 cars is available to the public now too, thanks to efforts by Pacific West Communities.

About half of the 3-mile stretch of Greenbelt on the north side of the north channel of the Boise River between Eagle and Garden City is paved.

“The objective is to pave the rest of it this year,” he said. “We’re going to do another section this month.”

A bicycle and pedestrian bridge – West Bridge – is currently under construction in Garden City. The bridge will give bicyclists an east-west corridor that doesn’t require them to dismount or ride through a Garden City neighborhood.

The 1-mile Nature Path on the north side of the Boise River in Garden City is a pedestrian only path.