June Newsletter


View Full Version:

Hello, Neighbors! 

Happy month of June. We are looking forward to this month full of great events in our neighborhood and community, including our Neighborhood Picnic. We’d also like to share with you our new website: City of Boise and Ada County are gathering information about possible improvements in our area. See below for more information on all this and more.

Thank you,

Collister Neighborhood Association Board

Collister Neighborhood Picnic

This year is the 19th Annual Collister Neighborhood PicnicSaturday June 22nd from 5 – 8 pm at Catalpa Park, 4516 W Catalpa Drive next to Collister Elementary School. It’s going to be a great event! Don’t miss out:

  • Free live music by the Bret Welty Band and a trapeze show by Fly! Boise
  • Food Trucks! Scotty’s Hot Dogs, Tacos y Tortas El Paco, and Churro Bros
  • Kids Activities! Three-legged and sack races, a 4H small animal feeding “zoo”, Edwards’ Earthworms kids activities and plant sale.
  • Wonderful raffle and silent auction items and more!

We still need a few more donations for the raffle and picnic expenses.
Contact if you’d like to help make this the best Collister community picnic ever!

Sycamore Stroll

Saturday, June 15, 8 am- 3 pm: The Annual Neighborhood Sycamore Stroll (yard sales throughout the Sycamore Neighborhood). This annual community yard sale is posted on Nextdoor Neighborhood and hosted by local residents. Please encourage drivers to slow down and watch carefully for pedestrians and cyclists and respect neighbors not participating (e.g. please don’t park in their driveways).

Northwest Boise Private Gardens Tour

Sunday, June 9th, 10am-5pm. A once-a-decade opportunity to tour gardens in our area. Co-sponsored by Edwards Greenhouses and the Idaho Botanical Garden. $35 non-member, $30 member. Details at

New Website

One of the Collister Neighborhood Association’s projects this year has been to put together an updated website for our neighborhood. This will be the place to go for the most updated news, announcements, and neighborhood information. Take a look:

Update Your Email Preferences

What kind of emails do you want to receive from Collister Neighborhood? Being part of the list, you will receive newsletters and general announcements. Additionally, you can sign up to receive:

  • Transportation Updates
  • Planning & Zoning Updates
  • City of Boise Neighborhood Updates
  • Neighborhood History Updates
  • Sycamore Neighborhood Overlay

As we set up various committees for these subjects, you will start seeing emails for these topics. To update preferences click here the button below:

Update My Email Profile

Food Drive

Boise Kind Day is June 22, same day as our picnic. We will be collecting food for the Food Drive, so bring an item to donate. More information on Boise Kind Day Food Drive:

Whitewater, Veterans Bikes, Pedestrian Plan

ACHD and City of Boise Workshop/Open House on Whitewater Park/Veterans Park Greenbelt Pedestrian and Cyclist Access: Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:30-6:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ – 2201 Woodlawn Ave. You can also submit comments on their interactive map:

Proposed State Street Urban Renewal District Eligibility

On Monday, June 3, the Boise City Council reviewed the Proposed State Street Urban Renewal District Eligibility Report. The Eligibility Report establishes the basis for subsequent work and, if adopted by City Council, authorizes CCDC and the City to advance to next steps, will include an economic feasibility study and the drafting of an urban renewal plan. The next step of this plan will be seeking public feedback starting later this month. Here is a link to the plan: Proposed State Street Urban Renewal District – Eligibility Report. We encourage our residents to learn about this study and participate in the comment opportunities when they are announced. We will update our website and newsletters as more information becomes available.