Boise to Rename two Parks
Two Boise parks have been renamed to honor local Native American tribes who consider the area sacred. According to KTVB, "Castle Rock Reserve and Quarry View Park, northwest of the Idaho Botanical Garden and Table Rock" will be renamed "Chief Eagle Eye Reserve, or Ige Dai Teviwa (Eagle Eye Homeland), [...and] Eagle Rock Park, or Pava Kweena Teppi" - the name in the Bannock language.
According to KTVB, the parks new title stems from the original name given to the areas by the local tribes. "Eagle Eye was a local tribal leader of the Weiser Shoshone, a group that refused to move to reservations, opting instead to live in the mountains for two decades."
The Boise City Council approved the name change at the city council meeting on Tuesday. There will be a ceremony to celebrate the park's new names on Friday, June 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Eagle Rock Park (2150 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise).