Outdoors Blog

Here’s what went wrong with a popular Greenbelt path and how it was fixed

Ada County could complete repairs to the long-closed section of Greenbelt in East Boise by the end of this month. The county has spent more than $2 million on a project to rebuild 1.65 miles of the popular pathway — piping the Penitentiary Canal, widening the formerly narrow route to 11 feet to make it safer and putting down an entirely new surface. The path has been closed since October and is a month behind schedule because of a construction error and resulting questions about how to fix the problem.

Why most of the Boise River Greenbelt is closed

Here's a look at some of the damage caused by high flows on the Boise River.