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Due to high fire danger, campfires and open burning are currently banned at Celebration Park. We ask that visitors use gas grills and gas stoves only for cooking purposes. Thanks for helping us keep our visitors and facilities safe from wildfires!

MISSION Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural Resources is dedicated to preserving the cultural and
natural resources of our County as recreational and educational opportunities for our citizens and visitors.

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Boise River Trails
The Boise River Trails is a Treasure Valley-wide non-motorized system of trails along the Boise River. The long-range plan encourages local communities to identify trail routes and to coordinate planning and development with neighboring communities.

Ten Great Walks in the Treasure Valley

In 2009, RTCA helped the Boise River Trail Coalition develop a long-term vision for a 63-mile system of trails connecting Treasure Valley communities along or near the Boise River. A year after the Boise River Trails plan was signed by eight mayors and two county commissions, the coalition was inspired to produce a booklet promoting the health benefits of walking by showcasing ten local trails.

Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural Resources championed the effort, successfully winning a $24,000 matching grant from the NPS Challenge Cost Share Program. St. Luke’s Hospital donated additional printing funds and designed front and back covers with a strong “Get Out and Walk” message. Central and Southwest Health Districts, along with Idaho Department of Transportation, also joined the effort.

The Boise Weekly published 30,000 copies of the booklet as an insert in one of their summer editions, and electronic versions are now available on partner websites.

“NPS helped us build a coalition in the Treasure Valley to promote community trail connections along with the idea that these trails are actually good for you!”
–Tom Bicak, Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural Resources Director

Click Here pdf to read it now.


Crossroads NewsletterCrossroads Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter of Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural Resources.

Fall 2017pdf

Winter 2017pdf

Spring 2018 pdf

Summer 2018pdf

Ten Great Walks

Canyon County Parks received a Challenge Cost Share Program grant from the National Park Service to produce this guide to Ten Great Walks in the Treasure Valley.  The pathways and trails in this guide are part of the Boise River Trails System, a system of pathways on or near the Boise River from Lucky Peak to the Snake River confluence.  Ten Great Walks is intended to inspire folks to get outside and use our communities’ terrific outdoor resources, develop an enjoyment of outdoor exercise for good health, and involve our children in outdoor activity to help circumvent childhood obesity and nature deficit disorder.

10 Great Walkspdf

Public Comment Request: Lake Lowell Fishing Dock

Photo of Current fishing dock at west end of Upper Dam

Canyon County Parks, Cultural & Natural Resources is proposing to rehabilitate a fishing dock at the west end of Lake Lowell’s Upper Dam (13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa), in partnership with Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. This is the boat ramp closest to the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana. Our goals for this project are to 1) provide continued recreational access for anglers at Lake Lowell, 2) improve visitor experience, 3) ensure the safety of dock users, and 4) promote inclusion and provide all visitors the opportunity to participate in fishing activities from this fishing dock. Canyon County Parks plans to request assistance from Idaho State Parks’ Cutthroat Plate Fund to complete this rehabilitation project.
We encourage any interested persons to submit comments by completing our online survey by clicking here. Public comments must be received on or before September 30, 2018.

Mailing Address

1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605


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