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Parks, Cultural & Natural Resources


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.



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November 2017pdf
August 2017pdf
May 2017 pdf
February 2017 pdf



Participate: Historic Preservation Plan Update

Canyon County’s Historic Preservation Commission is in the process of updating the 1992 countywide preservation plan.  The HPC is seeking input from the community.  A public meeting will be held at the Canyon County Administration Building on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.  Come to the Public Meeting Room on the first floor from 5 pm to 8 pm to make your voice heard!  You can also participate via an online survey, at https://www.canyonco.org/hpc/.


Canyon Crossroads Museum: Current Exhibit
ReadyMade Exhibit Card

Don’t miss our newest exhibit at Celebration Park’s Canyon Crossroads Museum:  now through January 31, 2018!  This exhibit features ready made art objects borrowed from your neighbors in Southwest Idaho.

Deer Flat Master Naturalist Chapter


Canyon County Parks is partnering with the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, and The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum to bring the Idaho Master Naturalist Program to the western end of the Treasure Valley.  The 2018 program starts in February!  For more information, email deerflat@fws.gov or view the Deer Flat Master Naturalist Chapter Flyer.

Mailing Address

1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605