Boise wants to bring more public spaces to downtown

Boise is looking to create smaller parks and open spaces.

BOISE - Boise Planning and Development Services is looking to bring more public spaces and parks to the downtown area.

It’s been working on the Downtown Parks and Public Spaces Plan for the last 18 months.

“We recognize that we have some amazing regional parks,” project manager Leon Letson said. “We need some smaller spaces to kind of weave that fabric together a lot stronger."

Letson said these spaces and parks help with connectivity, bring in more opportunities and provide more things to do like events and festivals. All things he says strengthens the community.

"Parks and public spaces have historically been important for communities. They're gathering places, they're places where friends meet, where relationships are started," Letson said. “They're important for housing, important for employees, they're important for visitors.”

The Downtown Parks and Public Spaces Plan is just a draft. There are no set plans, these are just ideas. That also means there is no price tag just yet. That will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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