CW Moore Park Improvements
Type 4 Partnership with Boise Parks
A Type 4 Participation Program Project to rejuvenate a historic downtown park.
CW Moore Park is one of Boise’s oldest parks. Originally built in the 1930s as a play and gathering space for local families, CW Moore Park was rejuvenated in the 1980s, including additions of signs and features paying homage to the history of Boise and the park itself. Located southeast of the intersection of South Fifth and West Grove streets, the park shares the block with the CW Moore Apartments.
The project is part of several community driven improvement projects under CCDC consideration located on Grove Street on what’s known as the Old Boise Blocks. This project, in partnership with the City of Boise, is early in development and will be shaped by future public outreach. Current recommendations, which were also informed by the public, include installing a new play structure, reorienting the park closer to Grove Street to create space for public events, resurfacing the hardscape and improving access. The current recommendation for the play structure calls for two entire faces of it to be covered by letters reading “BOI,” creating a new landmark as well as an attractive space for park users to take photos and videos.
CCDC is negotiating to partner with the City of Boise, which has submitted an initial request of $350,000 to pay for the new play structure. Under this potential agreement, the city would pay for all other park improvements.
As a Type 4 Participation Project, CCDC will coordinate development with the City of Boise and private contractors. Projects eligible for Type 4 participation are generally identified in the adopted CCDC Capital Improvement Plan.
Public outreach and planning determining the scope of the project will occur in the late summer and early fall of 2022 with most construction happening in fiscal year 2023.
- Located on the southeast corner of South Fifth and West Grove streets
- Aims to rejuvenate one of Boise’s oldest parks and accommodate residential growth
- Complements additional improvements on the Old Boise Blocks under CCDC consideration
- Project scope isn’t yet determined but recommendations include installing a new play structure
Karl Woods, Senior Project Manager, is overseeing the project.