The Boise Green Belt, the "Route 66" of Idaho's Capitol.
There are many convenient access points to the Greenbelt.
There are 12 parks attached to the Greenbelt. These include:
- Barber Park
- Julia Davis Park
- Municipal Park
- Veterans Memorial State Park
- Ann Morrison Park
- Boise Art Museum
- Discovery Center of Idaho
- Idaho State Historical Museum
- Idaho Black History Museum
- Zoo Boise
- Pedestrians have the right of way at all times.
- Bicyclists and in-line skaters are allowed on the paved pathways only.
- No motorized vehicles are allowed on the Greenbelt at any time. However, Segway riders can enjoy the beauty of the Greenbelt with a special permit from the City of Boise.
- Dogs must be on a leash less than 8 feet in length. Owners are responsible for caring for their dog’s waste.
- Glass beverage containers are not permitted, and alcohol of any kind is likewise prohibited.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings. Carry a cell phone with you or walk with a friend. Stay on the well-lit paths and do not take shortcuts through wooded or isolated areas.
- Do not disturb any animal habitats or wildlife preserves.
- Also be aware of poison ivy, stinging nettles and any areas where herbicides were recently sprayed. These areas will be clearly marked with dated signs.
- Everyone in the community strives to do their part and help keep the Greenbelt beautiful by not littering.
In 2001, the City of Boise created a system to help Greenbelt users orient themselves in case of an emergency. The Distance and Orientation Trail System (DOTS) is a series of large white circle painted onto the pavement around the Greenbelt every tenth of a mile within the city limits. There are numbers and letters painted inside the circle to describe its location relative to the 8th Street Pedestrian Bridge.
While this system was created primarily for the safety of those on the Greenbelt, it can also be used for joggers and cyclists to know how far they've gone. Or, for those who own a house along the river, it’s a good way to direct visitors to their homes from the pathway.