Press Release

Newest Boise Urban Pond Set to Open

Boise’s newest urban pond, Esthers Pond, will open to the public on November 2. The focal point of the new Esther Simplot Park, Esthers Pond is sure to be a family favorite fishing destination for years to come.
Esthers Pond is located just off Whitewater Park Boulevard, west of downtown Boise and immediately north of Quinns Pond.
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Partnering with the City of Boise, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will regularly stock Esthers Pond with hatchery rainbow trout. The first stocking will occur the week of the grand opening of the park.

Fish and Game staff stocked the pond with bluegill earlier this summer to “jump start” the pond’s fish community. Largemouth bass will be stocked next summer.

General fish rules will apply at Esthers Pond, including six-fish limits on trout. Pond depths appear to be adequate to promote overwinter survival of rainbow trout which should bode well for fishing in the years ahead.

Learn more about the pond and the park on the City of Boise website: http://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-locations/parks/esther-simplot-park-site/.

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Esthers Pond