Ada County Parks & Waterways

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

Please see the?Ada County COVID-19 information page?for updates on closures and cancellations in relation to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Operations related to Parks & Waterways

  • Parks & Waterways Administration Office and Maintenance Facility is closed to all public entry
  • All functions at the Barber Park Education & Event Center have been canceled through May 10th and public access for showings of the Event Center is no longer permitted at this time
  • All parks, trailheads, and pathways remain open to public access for recreation
  • Open county facilities include Barber Park, Boise River Greenbelt Pathway, Ada/Eagle Bike Park, Oregon Trail Recreation Area, Hubbard Reservoir Recreation Area, Victory Wetlands, and all Ridge to Rivers trailheads/trails
  • Restrooms and playground facilities are closed
  • All visitors must continue to practice safe social distancing and dogs must be leashed as indicated for facilities to remain open to the public
  • Administration staff continues to work from home as feasible
  • Open Space & Trails staff continues to work from home and on-site remotely for facilities maintenance and management
  • Maintenance staff continues to work a staggered schedule to minimize interaction with one another and the public

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4049 S. Eckert Rd.
Boise, ID 83716

Phone: 208 577-4575
Fax: 208 577-4579
Closed all legal Holidays

Driving Directions

From Interstate 84, take the Broadway exit (54), continue on Broadway north to Boise Avenue 1.7 miles. Turn east (right) on Boise Avenue and stay on Boise Avenue until it ends at Eckert Road 3.6 miles. Turn north (left) onto Eckert Road and take your first left turn from Eckert Road into the park .01 miles.

Open Space and Trails

Learn more about the Ada/Eagle Bike Park, Hubbard Reservoir, Oregon Trail Recreation Area, and Victory Wetland.

Waterways

Learn more about Lucky Peak Lake Recreation, recreational docks, and boater safety.

Barber Park

The park includes the Education and Event Center facility, covered patio for picnics, picnic tables and BBQ’s’ throughout the park, playground equipment and numerous pathways and trails through natural wildlife habitat areas. Boise River adventure seekers will find raft and tubes for rent and free air stations for filling your own equipment during the summer months. Mid-November through mid-March wintering bald eagles can be seen perched in large Cottonwood trees watching the river for fish. Deer are also spotted roaming the park in the fall and early spring.

Barber Park Contact Information

Park Hours:?Gates: 8 a.m. – Sunset

Office Hours:?Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

4049 S. Eckert Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83716

208-577-4588?Message Line
208-577-4584 Infoline

Barber Park Education and Event Center

Designed with nature in mind, this facility complements its surroundings with stone, wood and contoured landscaping. Barber Park Event Center resides along the Boise River – here you can enjoy a gorgeous outdoor reception or tuck yourself inside next to the fireplace on a crisp October evening.

Event Center Contact Information

4049 S. Eckert Rd.
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: 208 577-4576
Fax: 208 577-4579

Our Mission

The Mission of Ada County Parks and Waterways is to?provide diverse outdoor recreation opportunities with quality facilities and education, at an affordable price while protecting resources and natural habitats for the safe enjoyment of our residents and visitors.

Our Vision

The Vision of Ada County Parks and Waterways is to provide a balanced approach to outdoor recreational activities through the careful stewardship of land and waterway resources in support of our communities current and future needs.