Friday, December 27, 2013

City of Boise, Boise Urban Garden School Team Up to Open Comba Park

Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM

An artist's rendering of Comba Park's water feature. - CITY OF BOISE PARKS AND RECREATION
  • City of Boise Parks and Recreation
  • An artist's rendering of Comba Park's water feature.

In 2011, Boise Weekly told you about Comba Park, where the city of Boise had dedicated $60,000 for a community garden. That park and its community garden—planted with the help of Boise Urban Garden School—have a projected opening date: early summer 2014.

The 3.2-acre park near Ustick and Five Mile roads has been in the works since 2000, when the site was donated to the city by the Comba family. Since then, it has been made a high priority by the Boise Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan

Improvements to the park include the community garden, as well as nontraditional playground equipment, including spinning, bouncing and climbing features, a splash pad with fountains, a barn and a restroom. The improvements, totaling $117,000, were funded by the city of Boise. The garden was partially funded by a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant awarded to the West Valley Neighborhood Association.

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