Quinn's Pond off Pleasanton Avenue in Boise becomes a hub of water activity on weekends and evenings.
You'll see paddle boarders, canoeists and kayakers out paddling on the 22-acre pond. Swimmers also use the pond to do laps.
It's also a great place for retriever training.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game also stocks the pond with trout most of the year.
We're lucky to have neighborhood ponds like this throughout Treasure Valley.
It's even going to get better. Plans call for connecting Quinn's Pond with two ponds in the Ester Simplot park site that is being developed downstream. The waterway is going to provide flatwater boating opportunities like canoeing and kayaking, as well as a place for beginners to learn paddling techniques.
The land was the site of the gravel operation for the Quinn Robbins construction company and was donated to the City of Boise in 1997.
Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman. Paddle boarders use the pond on May 20.