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BOISE -- The city of Boise opened a brand new park. Mayor Dave Beiter hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony as the City of Trees unveiled the seven acre Terry Day park Tuesday morning.

The park is located on Federal Way near Kootenai Street and features a fishing pond, pathways and picnic benches.

There's a great open space and great views to take in the foothills in the evening, Jim Pickett of the Depot Bench Neighborhood Association said. And I think once people get to know about it, it's going to be a great place for family picnics. You know, really build a sense of community for this neighborhood. The city plans to add tennis courts, a playground and a restroom over the next couple of years.

The plot was was donated by Patrick O. Day in honor of his late wife, Terry Day. The Days had a great vision. They didn't want a commercial development in here, or high-density housing. They valued the open space, said Pickett.

Terry Day was a longtime Boise resident with a passion for land conservation, gardening, tennis and civic volunteerism.

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