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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 Input Announcements

Public Notice:

Land of the Yankee Fork Seeking RV Grant Funding

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is seeking public input for the following grant proposal: IDPR is applying for an RV Fund Grant to design and fund infrastructure improvements at Challis Hot Springs at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park in Challis, Idaho. The first phase of design and development will ensure that water, sewer and electrical utilities are sufficient to serve the existing facilities including the campground as well as providing modern restroom facilities. 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 75 and 93.

If you have any comments or questions related to this project or the application, please contact Melanie Schuster, Development Bureau Chief, at (208) 514-2469 or melanie.schuster@idpr.idaho.gov.

Deadline for comments is January 17, 2024.


Farragut Seeking RV Grant Funding

**For additional information on the project, click the links below:

Documents:

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is seeking public input for the following grant proposal: IDPR is applying for an RV Fund Grant to construct a new campground at Farragut State Park in Athol, Idaho. The campground will be located at Peterson and be a new multi-generational group camping concept consisting of RV sites, tent pads and small camper cabins. 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 95.

If you have any comments or questions related to this project or the application, please contact Melanie Schuster, Development Bureau Chief, at (208) 514-2469 or melanie.schuster@idpr.idaho.gov.

Deadline for comments is January 17, 2024.

Construction 

 Some of the major projects underway include:

  • Bruneau Dunes Observatory: The observatory is scheduled to be complete by June 2023.
  • Eagle Island Campground: Construction broke ground in October 2023.

Design & Engineering

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Thousand Springs – Water System 

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 Wednesday, March 14, 2024, for IDPR Project No. ARPA 340333, Ritter Island Water System, Thousand Springs State Park, Hagerman, 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 construction of domestic and irrigation water lines including all appurtenances for the Ritter Island unit of Thousand Springs State Park.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, at Ritter Island unit of Thousand Springs State Park, Hagerman, Idaho on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 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

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) 830-4745

nadine.curtis@idpr.idaho.gov

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

Estimated Cost: $1,500,000

Questions regarding this advertisement may be directed to Joel Halfhill, IDPR Construction Manager at the Boise Headquarters, (208) 830-4745.


Massacre Rocks – Parking Improvements

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 Thursday March 28th, 2024, for IDPR Project No. 350135, Parking Improvements, Massacre Rocks State Park, American Falls, 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 reconstruction of the existing parking area, provision of two prefabricated metal picnic shade structures, a sidewalk pathway, and landscape improvements.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, in Massacre Rocks State Park, American Falls, Idaho on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, 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, 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
  • S&A Engineers, PC, 470 B Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 522-1244

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: $600,000

Questions regarding this advertisement may be directed to Paul Scoresby, S&A Engineers, (208) 522- 1244, or Nathan Powers, IDPR Project Manager at the Idaho Falls Headquarters, (208) 701-7080.

Upcoming Development Projects 2024

Project Location Description Approximate Timeframe
Three Island Crossing State Park
Upgrade restroom/old visitor center
Out for bid spring 2024
Castle Rocks State Park
VC Water System Upgrade
Out for bid spring 2024
Castle Rocks State Park
Fish Pond Improvements (ADA)
Out for bid late spring/early summer 2024
Thousand Springs State Park
Ritter Island Water System
Winter 2024 bid/Summer 2024 construction

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.

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