Sledding at Camel’s Back? Don’t Touch the Fences
Sunday morning's snowfall provided the first real opportunity kids and kids at heart to get our and play in the snow this winter. No surprise, many chose to break out the sleds and head straight to one of the most popular hills in Boise.
Located in the North End, Camel's Back Park sees hundreds of sledders every winter. Unfortunately in the midst of yesterday's fun, sledders took down the orange fencing along the hill's chute. That fencing was protecting seed crews laid this fall as part of a project to stabilize the chute.
According to the department's Facebook page, they reinstalled the fences on Monday afternoon and will add signs explaining their purpose so sledders understand why they need to stay out of that area.
Parks and Recreation still encourages sledders to come use the park as we experience more snowfall down in the valley over the next few days. They've tried to make the area safer for everyone by adding hay bales around trees at the base of the hill. They're also taking into consideration suggestions from those out on the hill Sunday to add additional hay bales around the fencing so that those who naturally slide into the posts don't get hurt.