Eagle Shooting Sports Park

The proposed Shooting Sports park site is on Willow Creek Road about 3 miles north of Beacon Light Road. The majority of the 660-acre site of undeveloped land donated to the city would be a habitat management area, and a small part (80 acres) would provide dedicated areas for archery, rifle/pistol, shotgun, and law-enforcement training areas. 


December 20, 2022  

The City also accepted a 603-acre land donation from GWC located east of N. Willow Creek Road (Eagle Road). The donated land connects parcels owned by the Bureau of Land Management and the State of Idaho, creating a tract of over 1,500 acres of public ownership in the area.  The City continues to develop plans for the long-term use of the property, including wildlife corridor preservation, sensitive and endangered species protection, open space, and a potential shooting sports park (approximately 80 acres).   State and BLM Lands will continue to be managed under those agencies' plans. The land donation is estimated at $5.3M. 

The City has spent the past year working with the public and professionals to analyze the noise, transportation, and environmental impacts of the transfer.

Image of colored squares on a map showing the land in Eagle donated by GWC Capital, LLC.

December 7, 2022

The City has issued a request for qualification for the Eagle Shooting Sports Park.  The RFQ can be found on the City website at: https://www.cityofeagle.org/Bids.aspx

Eagle Shooting Sports Park Noise Study and Live Fire Exercise

On March 22, 2022, the Eagle City Council, after conducting several public outreach efforts requested staff to complete three studies and to bring the results back for consideration. The three studies were: 

  1.  Environmental and Cultural Baseline Survey. 
  2. Environmental Noise Survey, including a live fire study. 
  3. Transportation Study. 

The three studies have now been completed and are posted below. The Council will review the studies and discuss the next steps for the project at their regularly scheduled October 25, 2022, meeting. Please note this is not a public hearing. 

Eagle Shooting Sports Park Noise Study and Live Fire Exercise

The City of Eagle will be conducting a noise study for the proposed shooting sports park on Willow Creek Road, 3.5 miles north of Beacon Light Road. Due to the nature of the study, the site will be closed to the public from June 10-13, 2022. 

The noise study will involve an ambient survey of the existing environment and a live-fire exercise. The timing of the live-fire exercise will depend on weather conditions.

The City of Eagle asks the public to avoid the area from Friday, June 10, through Monday, June 13. The proposed shooting sports park site is on private property. No public access will be permitted during this time. As a safety precaution, trails in the surrounding area will be closed. Please see the attached map of trail closures.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we conduct this noise study.

A map showing trail closures around the shooting sports park.

A man in a red shirt aims a handgun. The City of Eagle has collected feedback on the proposed Shooting Sports Park in the Eagle Foothills. The 80-acre park would be located on Willow Creek Road, about 3 miles north of Beacon Light Road. The survey was open through March 21, and the results are now available to download.  

  • Click here to download the summary
  • Click here to download the full dataset with user commentsUpdate: April 14, 2022:  In the conversion of the results of Eagle Shooting Sports Park Survey from Excel to PDF the insertion of page headers deleted multiple lines of data.  Several concerned citizens have brought this issue to our attention and after a line-by-line review the City is posting an updated and complete list of responses.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we ensure the proper information is being provided.  The summary sheet is unchanged. 

On Wednesday, March 9, the City of Eagle held an open house to present the plan and get input from residents. If you missed the meeting, the presentation is available to review. 

The plan presented at the meeting is preliminary and will be updated based on resident and user feedback. 

On Tuesday, March 22, the Eagle City Council voted to move forward with a noise and transportation study for the area.