City of Boise Parks and Rec Planning

Foothills and Open Space Management Plan 

The City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department assumes primary responsibility for open space and recreation development within Boise. The foothills located on the Boise Front provide an excellent opportunity for open space enjoyment and serve as a main venue for Parks and Rec’s initiatives. Stewardship within the foothills area is not exclusively provided by the City of Boise, but by an interagency group including the Bureau of Land Management, the State of Idaho, Ada County and the City of Boise. The Foothills and Open Space Management Plan (FOSMP) is the interagency document that guides the goals and objectives for this vast open space resource.

In 2014, Agnew::Beck was hired by the City of Boise to assist with finalization of the latest FOSMP update. Agnew::Beck will review any updated information that has released, and incorporate public feedback from recently performed public outreach by the Parks and Rec. Agnew::Beck will also assist with document formatting and narrative development.

City of Boise Open Space Reserve Management Plan 

In addition to helping Parks and Rec finalize work on the FOSMP, Agnew::Beck was hired to create the City’s first Open Space Reserve Management Plan (OSRMP). This plan represents a natural transition from FOSMP by providing more focused and action-oriented measures for the twelve open space reserves under the City’s management.