City of Boise Looking for Vintage Greenbelt Photos for 50th Anniversary
If you took advantage of the warm, sunny weather we had at the beginning of the week to sneak out of the office and get in some steps during your lunch hour, you may have noticed some detour signs on the Greenbelt.
They've been popping up here and there as crews continue working on fixing damage the Greenbelt suffered due to the flooding that followed Snowpocalypse in 2017. We're glad to see one of Boise's most beloved landmarks getting the TLC that it deserves so that it's still around for generations to come. After all, the Greenbelt is no spring chicken anymore! This fall, the 25 mile pathway along the Boise River will turn 50 this fall.
To celebrate, the City of Boise is planning a three day celebration that will show off photos from residents of how the Greenbelt has evolved over the past five decades and the impact it's had on people here in the Treasure Valley! If you're a long term Boise resident who may have historic photos of what the early Greenbelt looked like, they're asking you to share them with the department of Arts and History to be part of a special exhibit they're putting together. You can submit them HERE.
Even if you haven't been living in Boise since the Greenbelt opened in 1969, the City wants to hear from you. The encourage all residents to share any unique photos or stories they have from the Greenbelt on social media using #BoiseGreenbelt50.
A three-day celebration is scheduled for September 19-21 where the community have a chance to enjoy a series of events geared toward anyone who likes to walk, run, bike or otherwise enjoy the Greenbelt!
Personally, I'm looking forward to the guided tours of the Greenbelt because there's so many things along the pathway you miss if you're not looking for it...like the Fireman's Memorial just past Ann Morrison Park that includes a 10-foot beam from the 9/11 wreckage of the World Trade Center or the "Planet Walk" through Julia Davis Park. Other events include historical talks and a concert at Julia Davis Park. (Here's hoping the band shell restoration is complete by then!)