New Boise park will have three ponds perfect for swimming, fishing, and wading.


Construction will begin Monday on a new 55 acre park in west Boise. It will be named Esther Simplot Park. It will include 17 acres of ponds suitable for swimming, wading, or fishing. The three ponds will be connected by stream to Quinn's Pond.

The park also includes trails, wetlands, boardwalks, docks, shelters, grassy open areas, a playground, and wildlife habitat.

The park is expected to open in Spring of 2016.