Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands

Idaho's oldest Land Trust serving the entire state

Since its beginning in 1972, the Foundation's goals are to promote the acquisition, preservation, conservation and maintenance of open spaces and related ecosystems.  It is organized to cooperate with community groups and governmental units within the state.  The Foundation has been fortunate, in building its track record, to acquire most of its holdings by donation rather than purchase.  A key element in the process is public and private trust and confidence.


The Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands is a statewide public benefit privately funded organization whose mission is to preserve and protect open space lands and unique natural, scenic settings for public benefit through various flexible conservation methods.

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Greenbelt Pathway Closed


Date:                February 27, 2017                                             

Contact:           Jan Johns, Executive Director

Phone:             208-860-0311

Greenbelt Pathway Closed on Plantation Island

BOISE (February 27, 2017) – With the Boise River flowing above 5,890 cfs,, erosion of the bank of the river has closed another portion of the Boise River Greenbelt.  The Greenbelt Pathway near the bridges between Plantation and Expo Idaho have been closed for public safety reasons. This closed pathway lies between Glenwood Street and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, but the closure does not affect this entire section of Greenbelt. Identified detours for through users will be in place by Tuesday February 28th. This small portion of the Greenbelt on Plantation Island is owned by the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands.  In consultation with Ada County and City of Boise, the bridges and pathway have been closed, effective immediately.  

Please contact Jan Johns at 208-860-0311 for more information.  Additional information is posted on the Idaho Foundation website:

 Photo Attached: Plantation Greenbelt Detour 


For more information about Boise River flow, click here 


12 acre property adjacent to Idaho Shakespeare Festival amphitheater. For more information, click here.


John Grade's sculpture Spur installed on Foundation on Foundation land in Ketchum. Click here, for more information.