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BOISE -- The City of Boise is celebrating its newly acquired foothills area known as Hillside to Hollow.

The land is just north of Hill Road, between North 33rd Street and Bogus Basin Road.

Mayor Dave Bieter and the city council purchased the 260 acre property for about $1.9 million.

Neighbors, hikers, and fans of public open space are invited to join city officials for a brief statement from the mayor and refreshments on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.at 24th Street and Spring Mountain Drive access point in Boise.

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