Places to Visit
- Eagle Island State Park
- Zip Boise in Eagle
- Snow Hill & Terrain Park
- Ada/Eagle Sports Complex
- Boise River Greenbelt
- Public Parks
- Golf Courses
- Vineyards & Breweries
Bordered on the north and south by the Boise River, Eagle Island features:
- An 18-Hole Disc Golf Course (view the Disc Golf Course (PDF))
- Charcoal Grills
- Horseshoe Pits
- Picnic Shelters
- Restroom Facilities
- A Visitor's Center
- Volleyball Courts
- A Waterslide (Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
Additionally there 's more than five miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, or walking your dog.
Visitors experience world-class terrain parks and tubing hills right in Eagle Island State Park. Whether tubing or catching air in the terrain park you will leave feeling exhilarated and wanting more. Come out for an affordable and fun-filled afternoon. Bring your whole family, your youth group, or company! Learn more on the Idaho Parks and Recreation website.
Encompassing over 200 acres, The Ada/Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park is one of the largest in the country. The multi-use facility is jointly operated by Ada County Parks & Waterways and the City of Eagle.
The park includes an extensive series of trails that connect to the Ridge to Rivers trail system. Trail users can ride from Eagle to Lucky Peak Reservoir on mountain bike trails. The park offers trails skill levels ranging from beginner to expert abilities.
The bike trails are unlike many mountain bike trails you've ever been on before. From the beginners out on the pump track, to experts shredding double black diamonds, there's something here for every adventurer.
In addition to the world class mountain bike trails, The Sports Complex also offers:
- Basketball Courts
- A BMX Track
- Dirt Jumps
- Dual Slalom Race Course
- Freeride Jump Lines
- An Inline Hockey Rink
- Mountain Cross Race Course
- Picnic Areas
- A Pump Track
- A Skate Park
- And More
You can access the park by vehicle on the west side of the property from Old Horseshoe Bend Road. Bikers and hikers can also enter the park from the east using the Ridge to Rivers trail system.
The Boise River Greenbelt follows its namesake river among towering trees, connecting users to neighborhoods, communities, and business districts. The greenbelt is one of the area's most popular for its scenic views, wildlife and access to popular parks and recreation sites. In addition it provides a non-motorized corridor for commuters and connects Eagle through downtown Boise, and ends at Lucky Peak Recreation Area.
The City of Eagle recognizes that parks add value to a community and well-maintained parks promote community engagement and civic pride. Eagle provides beautiful well-planned out and groomed parks in strategic locations throughout the City, with the goal of attracting and connecting individuals of all ages and ethnic backgrounds and improving the quality of life in the community by providing a pleasant, safe and fun community gathering place.
The Arboretum Park is located adjacent to the Senior Citizens Center in downtown Eagle and displays various plantings and trees identified by name stakes.
Friendship Park, located at the corner of Ranch Drive and Stierman Way, features a lighted tennis court/sport court facility, a covered picnic shelter with tables and barbecues, playground equipment for older children in addition to an arch climber area.
Heritage Park, features a gazebo and a ground level water feature that is a hit with children in the summertime. The park also features live entertainment events during the summer evenings, and hosts many events, festivals and markets throughout the year. A convenient parking lot is located adjacent to the park.
Orval Krasen Park
Orval Krasen Park is a family park with open areas and features a covered picnic shelter, restroom facilities, tables, benches and barbecues, playground equipment for younger children in addition to a swing area and dome climber.
Reid W Merrill Senior Community Park
Reid W Merrill Senior Community Park features:
- Basketball Courts
- Children's Play Area
- Foot Paths
- An Observation Shelter (Gazebo)
- An Open Playing Field
- Picnic Areas
- A Pond Area
- A Splash Pad
- Volleyball Courts
- Wetland/Riparian Areas
Stephen C Guerber Park
Stephen C Guerber Park, located off of Hill Road, has amenities which include playground equipment, a splash pad, permanent restrooms and two picnic shelters, as well as a large playing field and little league facilities.
Eagle Hills Golf Course
Eagle Hills Golf Course is a public, championship 18-hole course offering mature trees, rolling fairways and challenging water features set against the backdrop of the mountains. Both nines are walkable or those that prefer to ride may rent power carts.
Practice facilities include a lake driving range and separate putting and chipping areas. The restaurant offers the best in golf course food and beverage with an extensive menu available year round. A full bar is available in the remodeled clubhouse and through on-course beverage carts. Indoor and outdoor banquet facilities are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, holiday parties, anniversaries and post tournament food and beverage outings.
Banbury Golf Course
Banbury Golf Course, designed by John Harbottle III, meanders around the South Channel of the Boise River, successfully uniting golf with native habitat. A challenging 6,890 yard par 71 public course, BanBury Golf Course has been consistently rated in the top ten golf courses in Idaho by Golf Digest in the past eight years.
The Banbury Restaurant offers a pleasant dining experience inside or on its picturesque patio. The clubhouse has a capacity of up to 350 guests and includes a Main Dining area, Harbottle Room, two fully covered patios, and a lawn area which overlooks the beautiful lake and can accommodate up to 350 guests for your special event.
Shadow Valley Golf Course
Shadow Valley Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf featuring a beautiful practice facility, full service golf shop, clubhouse/patio, and restaurant. Built 25 years ago along the Boise front, the front nine alone features a dozen elevation changes, including Number 6 hole, a challenging par-3 cut from the side of the foothills.
Shadow Valley has earned a reputation for eye-catching golf because of its picturesque setting. Both the front and back nine feature:
- Flowers and trees to compliment lush fairways and manicured greens
- Picturesque views of the foothills
It is a great combination of arboretum, wildlife preserve and golf course, and Shadow Valley is pleased to be one of only four courses in the state of Idaho to be Audubon International Certified.
In the wine industry, an American Viticultural Area (AVA) designates a specific geographic region as historically and topographically distinct, producing wines with distinguishable characteristics. Historically, most wine grown in Idaho, as well as some areas of eastern Oregon, are part of the Snake River Valley AVA, but Eagle has a sub-AVA all it's own known as the Eagle Foothills AVA.
Eagle Foothills AVA designation tells the story of the uniqueness of the Eagle Foothills' grapes. The extremely well-drained, sandy and quartz-laden soil creates a uniformly small berry size contributes to the concentrated and mature flavors produced in the award-winning wines. For more information on the Eagle Foothills AVA, check out the Idaho Wine Commission website. You can also download the 2018 Wine Tour Guide (PDF).
The brew culture in the metro has become a destination in itself, everything from super-hopped-up IPAs to stouts. In fact, Hop Growers of America's annual report showed that Idaho has surpassed Oregon in hop production, with Idaho being the #2 producer of hops in the country.
You won’t find people hypnotized by giant television screens blaring sports or their smartphones at places like this. You’ll find them socializing, playing some trivia games, listening to live music, or intensely removing one piece at a time from a giant Jenga set.
Interested in quenching your thirst with an Idaho craft-beer while trying a little pub food? You can find a variety of hand-crafted beers and ciders in Eagle (Eagle Triple Tap) and across the Valley. Learn more about Idaho Craft Beer Month website or download the 2018 Idaho Brewer's Trail Map (PDF).
From potato vodka to whiskey and even moonshine, delicious spirits are crafted right here in Idaho by local distillers, with several right here in Eagle and the Metro.