Last year, almost to the day, BoiseDev told you about the City of Boise’s plan to give Kathryn Albertson Park a makeover.
Construction on the 30-year-old park began last September and now, phase one has successfully been completed.
The first phase of the overall plan included updating landscaping and converting some open turf areas to meadows.
Phase two will include improvements to the front entrance of the park off the parking lot, including a new plaza.
The restroom will be rebuilt and a picnic park will be developed in the front grass area.
Construction on the second phase is expected to start later this summer and be completed by the end of this year.
The next phases include adding a new boardwalk and pond decks. New signs will focus on nature, environment and wildlife education.
The JA & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation donated $2.5 million for the park revamp. A $1.4 million building permit helped kick-off the project.
For more details on future plans and the park’s 30 year history, head to BoiseDev’s feature story here.