Work will start soon on improvements to Ann Morrison Park’s Duck Island, creating a new dog park and swimming area.
Crews will build the Treasure Valley Dog Island in an area of the park surrounded by water or the first Boise Bench – creating a separated area within the larger regional park.
BoiseDev was the first to report on the dog island in 2016 as part of the master plan for the park.
Access to the island will come from a double-gated entrance across a small bridge from parking. Amenities will include more than five acres of open dog play – plus a shaded area to cool off. A separate “shy dog” area will give puppers who aren’t as social a place to enjoy the park.
Dogs will be able to jump in the pond – which parks crews dredged to clean up. Building permits with the City of Boise indicate a picnic shelter will be built on the island.
The improvements are set to be done in time for summer splish-splashing.
KIVI reports the city will spend $440,000 on the project. It received $100,000 in donations – including $50,000 from the Harry W. Morrison Foundation and another $50,000 from Together Treasure Valley.
The full park is open to dogs from November 1st through the end of February – a policy the city will keep in place.