Boise & Garden City

Boise Parks and Recreation considers adding pond to Magnolia Park

Boise Parks and Recreation is inviting neighbors of the undeveloped Magnolia Park to a public meeting May 14, where department staff members will discuss the possibility of adding a pond to the park’s master plan.

Besides recreation, the pond would be used for irrigation, according to a Parks and Recreation news release. Magnolia Park is a 7-acre undeveloped site located at 4865 W. Sloan St., next to Shadow Hills Elementary School. The park’s existing master plan was approved in 2010 by the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission. Master plan amenities include a playground, spray park, picnic area, walking path and dog off-leash area.

The city has budgeted $700,000 in 2015 to build infrastructure and “green up” the park, according to the news release.

The May 14 meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Shadow Hills Elementary Cafeteria, 8301 W Sloan St.

Check this webpage to learn more about the park and its master plan.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can submit comments to Wendy Larimore, Park Development Coordinator, at or by calling (208) 608-7636.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable accommodations, contact Parks and Recreation 48 hours before the meeting at (208) 608-7600. Telecommunication Device for the Hearing Impaired is also available by dialing 1-800-377-3529.