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No Fireworks This 4th Of July, But Boise Parks Remain Open

Boise Parks & Recreation
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During a normal 4th of July in Boise, thousands of people flock to city parks like Ann Morrison to have a picnic, enjoy the day and watch fireworks. 


But this year has been anything but normal. 

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down many 4th of July events, but Boise Parks and Recreation will be open for people to recreate responsibly during COVID-19. 


Our Morning Edition host George Prentice sat down with Doug Holloway, the director of Boise Parks and Recreation, to talk about the effects of the pandemic on the capital city’s greenest spaces. 

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.


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George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.
Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.