A $152,500 donation from the family of the late Terry Day enabled the city to buy an almost half-acre parcel next to the soon-to-open park, located at 1225 S. Federal Way.
The city will use the new parcel to provide access to the south end of the park, spokeswoman Amy Stahl said.
“It’s creating a safer access point and more parking and open space,” Stahl said.
It’s unclear how much money the as-yet unfunded access will cost.
Terry Day Park was created in 2006 when the Day family donated about seven acres of land to the city. Construction began in early 2012 on $575,000 worth of park improvements, including a pond, irrigation system, grass, trees and a parking lot. The park is expected to open in May 2013, Stahl said.
Later in spring 2013, according to the Parks and Recreation Department, a community demonstration garden will be built with funding provided through a city of Boise Neighborhood Reinvestment grant awarded to the Vista Neighborhood Association.
When additional money becomes available, future construction will include a playground, two tennis courts, a restroom and development of the new parcel, according to the Parks Department.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to review the master plan at their Thursday meeting, which starts at 4 p.m. at Idaho IceWorld, 7072 Eeisenman Road, in Boise.
For more information on the park, visit the city’s website for it: http://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-locations/parks/terry-day-park-site/.