The dedication and official opening of the Boise River Recreation Park is set for June 28.
The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., with the formal ceremony and remarks set for 6 p.m.
"Fourteen years ago, a group of volunteers laid the groundwork for this park," Mayor David Bieter said. "This month we will see that vision become reality as we gather together to celebrate this wonderful new amenity."
Construction of the in-river elements was completed in February, but high water levels, cold temperatures and the installation of shoreline improvements have prevented the park from opening until this month, according to Boise Parks and Recreation.
The park is being funded by the City of Boise, the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation and private donations generated by the volunteer Friends of the Park. It is located near 3400 W. Pleasanton Ave., west of downtown Boise between Main Street and Veterans Memorial Park.
As part of the celebration, the City of Boise acknowledges the Harvey and Margo Neef family, who have donated $100,000 to the project in honor of their late son, Ray Neef, MD.
The dedication event will include an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Boise River Park overlook followed by refreshments at Idaho River Sports, 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave.
Photo of kayakers using the park earlier this spring - Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman