Kathryn Albertson Park

Kathryn Albertson Park is a 41-acre special-use park located near downtown Boise. A haven for wildlife and quiet contemplation, the park features wide, paved footpaths and reservable outdoor gazebos in a beautiful natural setting. This location provides opportunities to see birds and other wildlife. The Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail separated into four distinct regions, the IBT represents a collection of bird-watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho’s rich natural heritage.

To protect wildlife, please observe them from a distance. Biking, fishing, boating, swimming, and wading are prohibited in the park. Kathryn Albertson Park houses a multitude of animal life. The most easily spotted are the many varieties of birds. waterfowl, song and game birds, owls, and herons have found their own niches in the park. Many animals share the water with the ducks and other birds. Salamanders, painted and boxed turtles can be seen as well as bullfrogs which can often be heard. Raccoons, beavers, rabbits, and voles can be found in the park. Red foxes sometimes visit, too.

Many birds and mammals are inactive during the day, so early morning and evening are the best times to observe wildlife. Sudden movements and excessive noise cause most animals to flee and hide, so listen, move quietly, look closely-the most interesting things in nature take place right under your nose. Kathryn Albertson Park has two small facilities that may be reserved for ceremonies. Reservations can be made 365 days in advance at this park.

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