What's a reserve? Glad you asked
The City of Boise Open Space Reserves are a diverse group of protected properties, each of which represents significant ecological, historical, recreational or cultural value to our community. Together they form strong connections to our natural environment and are worthy of lasting conservation. Simply stated, our open space reserves are the special places we go to reflect, to play, to learn and to live.
The Open Space Reserve Management Plan provides long-term management strategies for open spaces such as Camel’s Back, Hulls Gulch and Military reserves in the City of Boise. The city owns and manages 10 reserves totaling 4,000 acres.
Foothills Open Space + The Boise River 2017 Amendment Levy
In 2015, 74% of Boise voters approved a renewed Open Space and clean Boise River ballot initiative to preserve and protect, Boise’s clean water, wildlife habitat and native plants, and open space for recreation in areas such as the Boise foothills and the Boise River.
In November 2017 a ballot measure will ask voters for an amendment to the approved 2015 levy to allow the City of Boise to collect the revenue in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 -- rather than fiscal years 2017 and 2018, as the original ballot measure specified. The amendment is needed because of a clerical error in paperwork filed with Ada County that sets the City of Boise’s general fund tax levy each year.
To learn more please visit: www.cityofboise.org/openspace
Reserve & Open Space Vision
To ensure Boise's unique places are reserved and managed in a sustainable way so they endure for future generations.
Whether you are a visitor to these reserves, a neighbor, a local business, or another interested individual, you have an opportunity to understand and influence how these vibrant community resources are managed. Here is how the City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department will conduct the process of achieving an Open Space Reserves Management Plan.
Share your thoughts via online surveys, public meetings and in other communications opportunities.
All input will be reviewed and considered by Open Space Reserves Management Plan developers.
Review & Publish the Plan
After a final community review, the plan will be finalized and published.