Location & Hours
Barber Park is nestled along the Boise River 5 miles southeast of downtown Boise in the Barber Valley. The park entrance is located at the Eckert Road bridge near Boise Avenue. In addition to the amenities featured below, Barber Park is also the headquarters for the Ada County Parks & Waterways Department and associated staff.
4049 S. Eckert Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83716
Park Hours: 7:30 a.m. – Sunset (gates closed)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Barber Park Interactive Map
Barber Park has six pad areas located at the front of the park east of the Boise River rafting launch area. Three of these pads have the BBQ grills at them. The picnic shelter is located at the west end of the park off of the parking field it has two BBQ grills. These areas are first to come use areas.
Playground and Basketball Court
Barber Park has a basketball court and a children’s playground. The areas are located at the west end of the park off of the parking field.
Barber Park Wildlife
Barber Park is an excellent place for wildlife watching. More than 121 species of birds live here, from bald eagles to Black-chinned hummingbirds. Fox, squirrels, and garter snakes are prevalent. Mule and whitetail deer, beaver, raccoon and mink are also common. Barber Parks large cottonwood forest provides important habitat for tree-nesting birds (wood ducks, owls, flickers, etc…) and even an occasional elk.
Barber Park and the Greenbelt is a wonderful place to view birds. If you are interested in learning more about birding in Idaho and the Idaho Birding Trail, see http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/
Stay on the trails as you explore and keep your dog(s) contained. Enjoy the beauty of Barber Park!
All pets must be kept on a leash while in the park. Ada County Ordinance
Wild Life Photos Courtesy of Rod Snider
Green Roof and Solar Panels
Green Roof Ada County Parks & Waterways Administration Office Solar Panels
What is LEED ®?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
LEED® promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: Sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
To earn certifications, a building project must meet certain prerequisites and performance benchmarks (“credits”) within each category. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certifications depending on the number of credits they achieve.
This comprehensive approach is the reason LEED-certified buildings have reduced operating costs, healthier and more productive occupants, and conserve our natural resources.
The five types of plants that were used for the Barber Park project.
Sedum spurium Fuldaghut
Sedum hybridum immergrunchen
View information on the solar panels located on the administration building located in Barber Park by logging into the portal https://www.sunnyportal.com/Login.