City of Eagle plans public shooting range for foothills

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A new place to target shoot could be coming to the Eagle Foothills.

The City of Eagle is proposing a shooting sports park on an 80-acre site three miles north of Beacon Light Rd. on N. Eagle Rd.

Park features would include static and 3-D archery courses, a pistol and rifle range, shotgun firing area, and a separate gated shooting range for law enforcement. There would also be an on-site range manager, flushable toilets, and a large habitat management area.

GWC Capital, the same company that owns the Spring Valley development east of Highway 16, is donating the park site to Eagle. It’s estimated the project would cost $2.2 million for the public portion only, not the law enforcement range, according to Eagle Public Information Officer Ellen Mattila. Matilla says the city is looking for a commitment from law enforcement, then will work with that agency to figure out funding.

Eagle held an open house to present the project plans to the public last week. You can view the presentation slides here. The city is also looking for feedback on the park via this survey, which closes March 21.

Eagle City Council will review the project during its March 22 meeting. If approved, an environmental survey will be conducted on the site later this spring. The city would then present a final design and construction could begin in late summer or early fall of this year.

Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev Managing Editor
Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev Managing Editor
Gretchen Parsons is BoiseDev's managing editor. Contact her at [email protected].

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