A Park And Reserve In The Boise Foothills Could Be Getting New Names

Apr 16, 2019

A Boise city park and a foothills reserve may be getting new names.

Staff from the city's Arts and History and Parks and Recreation Departments are proposing that Castle Rock Reserve and Quarry View Park be renamed to commemorate the tribal significance of both locations.

Castle Rock Reserve would be called Chief Eagle Eye Reserve and Quarry View Park would be named Eagle Rock Park. Both the park and the reserve are in the Boise foothills northwest of the old state penitentiary. 

Boise mayor Dave Bieter says the area carries deep meaning to the original Boise Valley inhabitants — the Shoshone-Bannock and Paiute tribes. Chief Eagle Eye was the leader of a band of Weiser Shoshone who refused to relocate to reservations and lived quietly in the Idaho mountains.

The name changes will go before a Parks Commission public hearing Thursday afternoon in Boise City Council chambers. The next step would be consideration by the city council with final approval by the state.

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