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Development Projects

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.

Public Notices:

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is seeking input for the following grant proposal:
IDPR is applying for an RV Fund Grant to construct a campground at Eagle Island State Park in Eagle, Idaho. The project will provide a new recreational opportunity for the enjoyment, health and safety of all Idaho recreational vehicle users with easy access to Highway I-84 and Highway 55.

Please submit written letters to:

Erik Bush
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
5657 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, Idaho 83716
Or email: erik.bush@idpr.idaho.gov

Construction 

Thousand Springs State Park - Pink House Renovation

 

Sealed proposals will be received by the State of Idaho, Department of Parks and Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716 until 2pm, local time, on Thursday January 27th, 2022 for IDPR Project No. 340831, Ritter Island Pink House Renovation, Thousand Springs State Park, Wendell, ID. Proposals will be opened and publicly read at the above hour, date and location.

 

A description of the work of this project can be summarized to include the renovation of a 490 square foot house to accommodate overnight stays. Work will include installation of a new bathroom, interior flooring, walls, ceiling, new electrical and HVAC at Thousand Springs State Park.

 

A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, in Thousand Springs State Park, Wendell, Idaho on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 starting at 11am. General Contractors intending to submit a bid are encouraged to attend.

 

Plans, specifications, proposal forms and other information are on file for examination at the following locations:

 

  • Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716 (208) 514-2451
  • Associated General Contractors, 1649 W. Shoreline Dr., Ste. 100, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 344-2531
  • ARC Document Solutions, 2700 W. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702 (208) 342-4141
  • Blueprint Specialties, 6205 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (208) 377-0294
  • Trout Architects, 2504 W. Kootenai St., Boise, ID 83705 (208) 344-8646

A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total bid amount, including any add alternates, is required.

 

Bid Documents are available electronically free of charge. Bidders can obtain documents by contacting:

 

Nadine Curtis

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

5657 Warm Springs Ave.

Boise, Idaho, 83716 (208)-514-2451

Nadine.Curtis@idpr.idaho.gov

 

A Public Works Contractors License for the State of Idaho is required to bid on this work.

Estimated Cost: $130,000

 

Questions regarding this advertisement may be directed to Steve Trout, Architect at Trout Architects, (208) 344-8646, or Melanie Schuster, Senior Project Manager at Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, (208) 514-2469.


Henrys Lake State Park - New Fish Cleaning Station

Sealed proposals will be received by the State of Idaho, Department of Parks and Recreation, 4279 Commerce Circle, Ste. B, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 until 2pm, local time, on Wednesday February 2nd, 2022, for IDPR Project No. 360271, New Fish Cleaning Station, Henrys Lake State Park, Island Park, ID. Proposals will be opened and publicly read at the above hour, date, and location.

 

A description of the work of this project can be summarized to include the demolition of the existing fish cleaning station and restroom building and installation of a new fish cleaning station, pre-manufactured metal shelter and septic system at Henrys Lake State Park.

 

A pre-bid conference will be held by video conference on Thursday, January 20th, 2022, starting at 10am. General contractors intending to submit a bid are encouraged to participate and must provide their email address to Nadine Curtis for an invitation by January 19th, 2022.

 

Plans, specifications, proposal forms and other information are on file for examination at the following locations:

 

  • Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 4279 Commerce Circle, Ste. B, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 (208) 525-7121
  • Associated General Contractors, 1649 W. Shoreline Dr., Ste. 100, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 344-2531
  • ARC Document Solutions, 2700 W. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702 (208) 342-4141
  • Blueprint Specialties, 6205 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (208) 377-0294

 

A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total bid amount is required.

 

Bid Documents are available electronically free of charge. Bidders can obtain documents by contacting:

 

Nadine Curtis

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

5657 Warm Springs Ave.

Boise, Idaho, 83716 (208)-514-2451

Nadine.Curtis@idpr.idaho.gov

 

A Public Works Contractors License for the State of Idaho is required to bid on this work.

Estimated Cost: $165,000

 

Questions regarding this advertisement may be directed to Zack Smith at A&E Engineering Inc., (208) 233-4226, or Melanie Schuster, IDPR Senior Project Manager at the Boise Headquarters, (208) 514-2469.

 Some of the major projects underway include:

  • Lake Walcott Boat Ramp Restroom Replacement: Construction is just getting underway for the Lake Walcott Boat Ramp Restroom. We are replacing the current wood roof with metal roofing, installing new plumbing fixtures, lighting upgrades, interior surfaces refinish and exterior trim. Expected completion is May of 2022. 
    Restroom at Lake Walcott

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Billingsley Creek Campground: IDPR is constructing a 50 unit RV campground at the Billingsley Creek Unit of Thousand Springs State Park in Hagerman. The RV campground will have water, sewer, and 50amp electrical hookups, as well as a shower house. The campground will be adjacent to the newly completed visitors center shared between IDPR and The National Park Service.

    The start of the billingsley creek campground project, sites drawn out in the dirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Priest Lake Shower House Remodel: Started in the Fall of 2022. We are replacing the tile, refinishing interior surfaces, installing new plumbing fixtures, and upgrading the lighting. Work is expected to be complete May 2022.
    Showerhouse at Priest Lake in the snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ritter Island Barn Re-Roof: The Dairy Barn on Ritter Island will soon be receiving a new cedar shingle roof. The barn was repainted and had glazing repaired last summer. This work will allow the barn to be ready for the next 100 years. Idaho Heritage Trust generously supported the repainting and reroof projects. The barn is part of Thousand Springs Farm founded by Minnie Miller which produced her champion Guernsey cows.  

    Aerial view of Ritter Island, showing the barns and waterfalls


Design & Engineering

Upcoming Development Projects 2022

The table below includes some of the projects planned, 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
Hells Gate: Marina Dock Replacement
Summer 2022
Hells Gate: Repair & Resurface Trails
Summer 2022
Henrys Lake: Fish Cleaning Station
Summer 2022
Bear Lake Campground Phase 2 Electrical Upgrades
Summer 2022
Bear Lake East Campground Water Upgrades
Summer 2022
Hells Gate: Sewer Upgrades
Winter 2022
Priest Lake: Campground Electrical Upgrades
Fall 2022
Heyburn: Rocky Point Dispenser Replacement
Spring/Summer 2022
Coeur d'Alene Parkway: Rehabilitate Vault Toilets
Spring/Summer 2022
Trail of Coeur d'Alenes: Restripe Trail and Parking Area
Spring/Summer 2022
Dworshak: Water Tower Inspections
Fall 2022
Thousand Springs: Ritter Island Pink House Remodel
Spring 2022
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