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Parks, Cultural & Natural Resources

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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

October 12: Flight Path Exhibit Opens

PNG of Flight Path exhibit information

The Canyon Crossroads Museum at Celebration Park is proud to host the exhibit Flight Path: an artistic celebration of the Bureau of Land Management’s Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation AreaThis exhibit is part of the NCA’s 25th Anniversary programming and features work by Artists in Residence. The opening reception is on October 12th, from 6-9 pm. Following the reception, the exhibit will be on display in the Crossroads Museum until January.

Mailing Address

1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone

Celebration Park and Field Trips:
208-455-6022

Lake Lowell Park:
208-454-6884

Email

Celebration Park and Field Trips:
jmccoy@canyonco.org 

Lake Lowell Park:
thepark@canyonco.org