Bruce Wiley on September 26th, 2017

Now that the city has acquired the additional section of abandoned railway from Iowa north to Chicago it’s time to come up with a plan for the improvements.

The Nampa Parks Department presented the preliminary design to the Nampa Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee at it’s meeting on October 12th and now is seeking additional input from the public at an open house to be held on November 2, from 5:30-7:00 pm at Sherman Elementary School, 1521 E. Sherman Ave.  They included plenty of parking on the south side of Amity as well as a playground but they sincerely want to hear your additional thoughts and ideas, so take advantage of this open house.  If you are unable to attend you can still be involved by visiting the City of Nampa website for detailed information, click on and enlarge the images below, or download the full PDF FILE HERE.  Then, post your comments and questions below or email them directly to

Nampa Parks and Recreation would love to hear from you!  Once the plan is approved the city will begin completing improvements, probably in phases, as funding is available through various grants and other sources.


Bruce Wiley on June 6th, 2017

I finally got my act together and set up a copy of the official Nampa Parks Department map showing the pathways in Nampa as well as bike routes with the latest updates. The bike routes include roads with bike lanes, streets marked with Sharrows, Share the Road signage as well as Cyclists May Use Full Lane signs.mayuse-full-lane

Check out the map here online, enlarge it if you like or download the PDF version for your computer


I’ve marked some projects (in red) that are underway and will be done this summer but there will also be a few more. I’ll update them as soon as we get the project info.

The printed maps are also available from the Parks department and we’ll have supply of them available soon. We gave out all we had at the parade, they’re in big demand!

COMPASS is putting up an interactive map of the whole Treasure Valley and as soon as they get it all updated with our data I’ll post a link here and on the Facebook page.