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Boise’s Terry Day Park to open Oct. 15

The park, located on the Boise Bench at 1225 S. Federal Way, was created in 2006 when Patrick Day donated seven acres to the city in honor of his late wife, Terry Day.

“A beloved wife and mother, Terry Day was a longtime Boise resident with a passion for land conservation, gardening, tennis and civic volunteerism,” according to a Boise Parks and Recreation news release.

Boise Mayor David Bieter is scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with neighbors of the park and third-grade students from Hawthorne Elementary School at 11 a.m. Oct. 15.

Park amenities include a gravel pathway, fishing pond, open grassy areas, a parking lot, mature and newly planted trees and picnic benches. The city of Boise funded the $575,000 project.

A Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant that Bieter and the City Council awarded the Depot Bench Neighborhood Association in 2012 will be used to build a tennis racquet-shaped flower garden with a covered trellis.

The city has budgeted $800,000 over the next two years for additional features, including a playground, restroom, shelter, and two tennis courts.

“The park provides open space in an underserved area of the community,” according to the Parks and Recreation news release. “A needs assessment identified a new park on the Bench as a top priority in the 2004 Boise Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan.”

For information about the park, visit parks.cityofboise.org or call (208) 608-7700.

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