After reaching temps close to 90º earlier this week a lot of us started dreaming of summer fun. While the future of a 2020 Boise River float season is still unclear, we know that we've lost one fun way to cool down this summer.

On Thursday, the City of Boise unveiled their five stage plan to get their facilities and services back open in a world rocked by COVID-19. We'd be lying if reading over the plan didn't feel like a giant kick in the stomach. One of the first things mentioned in the plan is that Boise's six municipal pools will not open for the 2020 season.

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Unlike the Governor Little's Rebound Idaho plan, the City of Boise did not assign target dates for beginning each stage. They instead labeled the stages this way:

  • Stage 1 - Very Limited Reopening
  • Stage 2 - Limited Reopening
  • Stage 3 - Partial Reopening
  • Stage 4 - Reopening Pre-Vaccine
  • Stage 5 - Vaccine Available

The city did make a one sheet available where you can see which phase things like golf courses, the Whitewater Park, Bike Skills Park, playgrounds, tennis/pickleball courts and Zoo Boise will re-open. You can view that plan HERE.