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Development Projects

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Development Bureau 

The IDPR Development Department is in charge of all IDPR related building and maintenance projects; everything from campsite upgrades to the construction of new visitor centers.

Construction 

 Some of the major projects underway include:

  • Ponderosa: A $1.3 million package to improve safety, upgrade facilities and better manage the MeadowMarsh Forest began in September 2020 and will run through the winter, when visitor activity slows and the weather favors rehabilitation work. The construction work includes utility upgrades to the Aspen Loop in the Peninsula Campground, paving of the road to Osprey Point, and the repair of the Peninsula Boat Ramp. Details
  • Thousand Springs Visitors Center: Construction of a $2.5 million, 3,400-square-foot building started in late September and will last for a year. The project will unite Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation with the National Park Service, becoming a central location for Thousand Springs State Park and the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Details
  • Repairs and improvements totaling about $1.1 million is underway at four parks: Thousand Springs (Box Canyon); Priest Lake (Lionhead), Farragut (Eagle Cove Boat Launch), and Bear Lake (East Beach). Funding came from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and is intended to mitigate a record-breaking year for visitation — and use — of Idaho State Parks. Details

Design & Engineering

Priest Lake State Park - Schafer Cabin Upgrades

Submittals for Design Build Services will be received by the Department of Parks and Recreation, State of Idaho, at 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716, beginning immediately, until Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm, local time, for IDPR Project No. 310102 Schafer Cabin Upgrades, Priest Lake State Park, Coolin, Idaho. 

 

A description of the work of this project can be summarized to include interior electrical and lighting upgrades, water heater and shower replacement, replacement of septic tank, reworking of exterior water and sewer lines, installation of base and upper cabinets, flooring replacement and installation of exterior concrete pavers at Priest Lake State Park.

 

A written Request for Qualifications and other information are available at the Department of Parks and Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716; Melanie Schuster, Senior Project Manager, (208) 514-2469 or melanie.schuster@idpr.idaho.gov.  

 

All Contractors must have a Public Works Contractors License and a Design Professional who holds an Idaho Architectural and/or Engineering License at the time of submittal to this RFQ.

 

Proposal Content will be evaluated based on the following sections: A. Basic Qualifications, B. Specific Qualifications, C. Approach to Project, D. Past Performance, E. Special Requirements. Proposals should be no more than 10 pages in length.

 

Project Budget: $75,000

Upcoming Development Projects 2021/2022

The table below includes some of the projects planned for 2021, but is by no means all inclusive. For more information about upcoming projects contact the Development Bureau at nadine.curtis@idpr.idaho.gov.

Design & Engineering Projects Request for Qualifications (Design) Anticipated Construction Date
Castle Rocks: New Vault Restroom
Summer 2021
Dworshak: Roadway Repairs at Boatramp
Fall 2021
Hells Gate: Marina Dock Replacement
Winter 2021/2022
Hells Gate: Repair & Resurface Trails
Summer 2021
Henrys Lake: Boat Launch Restroom Remodel
Fall 2021
Heyburn: Replace Chatcolet Restroom
Spring 2021
Fall 2021
Heyburn: Replace Lakeview Cottage
Spring 2021
Fall 2021
Lucky Peak: Pave Spring Shores Gravel Area
May 2021
Priest Lake: Upgrade Electrical in Campground
Spring 2021
Fall 2022
Priest Lake: Dock Replacements
May 2021
Thousand Springs: Billingsley Creek Campground
Fall 2021
Thousand Springs: Re-Roof Ritter Island Barn
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Three Island: Electrical Upgrades at Trailside Campground
Spring 2021
Fall 2022
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