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Outdoor activities close to Boise: Quinns Pond/Esther Simplot Park
March 10, 2022

Esther Simplot Park offers a full day of fun for your family! The park bears endless fun with fishing docks, picnic areas, small beach areas, wetlands, reservable shelters, and a playground available to entertain your little ones. A waterway was built to connect Quinns Pond and two ponds inside Esther Simplot Park for an extended water experience.

Location: 603 N Whitewater Park Blvd. North of the Boise River between Fairview Ave and Veterans Parkway.                                                              Park Location: 3206 Pleasanton Ave, Boise                                                                                                                                                                           
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Parking: On-site parking available                                                                                                                                                                               
Restrooms: Open year round closest to the river. Portable restroom available in winter near the other restroom building                                                      Playground: Available for children ages 2-12
Reservations: The pavilion, Pier, and Friendship Island can be reserved. 1 reservation per day. Reservations start January 1st each year.                    Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards are available to rent at Idaho River Sports. To check out their service visit their website at             
All alcoholic beverages are prohibited

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