Pioneer Pathway is a shared use recreational pathway between the Boise River Greenbelt near Pioneer Bridge and the heart of Downtown Boise that runs through the River Street neighborhood in the River Myrtle-Old Boise urban renewal district.
Pioneer Pathway is a shared use recreational pathway between the Boise River Greenbelt near Pioneer Bridge and the heart of Downtown Boise that runs through the River Street neighborhood in the River Myrtle-Old Boise urban renewal district. The pathway serves as a walking and biking connection from the river to downtown and as a high-quality recreational open space convenient to a number of current and upcoming neighbors including Mercy Housing, Payette Brewing, Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center, and Giraffe Laugh. The pathway features brick pavers, ample lighting, stylish benches and trash receptacles, and landscaping, including new River Birch trees.
The third and final phase of the Pathway between the south side of River Street and the Greenbelt by Ann Morrison Park was completed in February 2016. The Pioneer Pathway serves as a vital community asset maintained by Boise Parks & Recreation and open to the public in perpetuity as assured through right-of-way and formalized public easements.
In addition to the CCDC project, the Simplot HQ/JUMP project on Parcel C (between Myrtle, Front, 9th and 11th streets) includes a pathway connecting Pioneer Pathway through the property to Broad Street. This pathway is generally open to the public and provides a great walking and biking connection between the River Street neighborhood and parts of downtown, including BoDo/South 8th Street Marketplace, The Grove Plaza, and the Central Addition LIV District.
CCDC Parking & Facilities Director, Matt Edmond lead this effort for CCDC.