A new food truck park will open on the Boise River Greenbelt this month.
Anny Frampton and her husband Sean will launch Green Acres Food Truck Park at 1401 W. Shoreline Drive in Boise, across the river from Ann Morrison Park.
“We are opening our own business on-site, we are doing coffee and a small brunch menu and beer and wine, Frampton said. “We’ll always be open and other food trucks will rotate in and out. “We think it will be great for people floating the river. It’s kind of a natural thing to walk over and get a drink and grab some food.”
A conditional use permit approved by the City of Boise shows a large open space along the Greenbelt, with parking for two to three food trucks. It replaces an office building on the site torn down last year. A small parking area sits along Shoreline Drive. The property will also include an activity area, dog lounge and storage containers on site – which Green Acres will use for the coffee shop.
“We have community seating and picnic tables,” Frampton said. “It’s going to be dog friendly, right by Ann Morrison Park and the Greenbelt. We hope to cater to everyone enjoying the Greenbelt.”
The dog park will be a “nice grassy knoll area,” for dogs and people.
The trucks will switch often, and Frampton said they’ve talked to 15 to 20 truck owners about rotating in.
Green Acres Food Truck Park will open on Friday, May 28th. It will launch the first weekend with a rotating list of trucks, including Crisp, The Void, Adelfa’s Comida Cubano, Kanak Attack, Stella’s and Lime and a Coconut.
“We really want to work with as many small businesses as possible,” she said. “My husband and I moved here three years ago from Austin. In Austin there’s over ten food truck parks. I think they are such a fun place to go.”
Though Green Acres doesn’t have a penthouse view or farm livin’ of the countryside – it dos call back to the 1960s TV show.
“We wanted a name that embodied being outside. We thought it was a fun name.It evokes that sense of nature right off the Greenbelt,” Frampton said.
Green Acres Food Truck Park would join two others in the area. Cart Life is seeking approval for up to five trucks along State St., and The Switchback will see its second full season in Boise’s Barber Valley.