• September 28 - There have been two main line irrigation pipe breaks this week: 
    Number 1 is directly in front of EastWind Community Church. 
    The Greenbelt path will have limited access in that area so please be careful when using the Greenbelt. 
    Number 2 is directly behind the Tennis Courts and near the fence line.  
    Note: Irrigation water has been turned off to several homes on Farmhouse Ave. Irrigation water will not be restored until sometime next week.  
    More information will be available once the break has been located.  
  • September 25 - During the September 10th Surprise Valley Board of Directors meeting, President Larry Crowley submitted his resignation letter due to selling his house and moving out of Surprise Valley. Larry has faithfully served Surprise Valley for over a decade and his leadership, knowledge and stewardship is appreciated and will be missed.

    An open house for Larry and Kathy Crowley is scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 2ndfrom 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Surprise Valley Farmhouse. All are invited to come by and wish the Crowley’s well and to express our appreciation and gratitude for all that Larry has done for this community.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Gary Wiggens was elected to fulfill the remainder of Larry’s term as President and Tim Wicher was elected Vice President.
  • July23 - Boise brush fire prompts reminder about defensible space: Click here 
  • Modifying Dues Payment Methods: Click here for important information
  • May 23 - CODE RED Emergency Notification Signup:
    Once your contact info is registered per the Ada County Emergency Management website you will be notified based on the geographic locations of the residents. If you have a land line in your home, that number IS already in the CODE RED database. CELL PHONES are NOT in the system so if you are interested you need to go to the link provided and register your cell phone.

    You can choose the type of messages you want to receive which includes phone calls, test messages, emails and social media. A few examples of why CODE RED would be used includes criminal activity, wildfires, floods, etc.  

    The link to sign up is https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF01DC4DD213
  • May 14 - Click here for the Surprise Valley Firebreak/Defensible Space Project Update.
  • April 13 - Attached is the Irrigation Schedule and updated lot rotation schedule for 2018 for each homeowner. The lot rotation list does not include the names of homeowners, just street addresses with the 2018 lot rotation schedule including time slots. As a matter of practice, the SVHOA does not publish the names of homeowners so please look for your address to find your lot rotation schedule for 2018. The attached list is organized by neighborhood to facilitate your search for your lot rotation information. If you have any questions, please call the SVHOA office at 208.368.0058. Click here for the irrigation schedule. Click here for the homeowner alternate day irrigation schedule.
  • April 6 - The board will now be meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month starting with the May meeting.
  • February 3 - Surprise Valley Firebreak is Featured in the SWIRCD Annual Report

About Surprise Valley

Surprise Valley is a pedestrian-friendly community located in southeast Boise composed of 418 single-family homes and 70 condos. The community is a blend of individual smaller neighborhoods, surrounded by 52 acres of beautifully landscaped open common areas and parks that are linked by pedestrian and bike pathways, including a three-mile stretch of the Boise City Green Belt and adjoining Boise City park.

The neighborhood boasts spectacular views of the Boise Foothills and is bordered to the South by natural bluffs and to the North by the Barber Pool wilderness conservation area. The east entrance to Surprise Valley can be accessed from the Highway 21 just south of the Boise River or three miles north of Micron Technology. The west entrance is found at the intersection of Amity Road and S. Surprise Way.

Surprise Valley is a family-oriented community and is well known throughout Boise for its neighborhood spirit and its mature, beautiful landscaping. Several picnics and gatherings are put on throughout the year and are well attended by homeowners.

The surrounding area offers proximity to several convenient shopping areas and restaurants. Downtown Boise, Boise State University, the Boise airport and the Outdoor Idaho Shakespeare Theater are also just minutes from your doorstep. Ten minutes up the road is Lucky Peak reservoir for boating and swimming. Surprise Valley children attend top rated Riverside Elementary, East Junior High, and Timberline High School, recently voted the top high school in the Boise School District.

Surprise Valley Firebreak is Featured in the Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development Annual Report

Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development Annual Report
along with Boise Fire and Boise Fire Rehabilitation departments helped in the planning for this mile long hazardous fuels reduction project. The Surprise Valley Firebreak effort is featured on page 6. 

Amenities & Facilities

Surprise Valley takes pride in providing an assortment of recreational facilities to its homeowners. The Farmhouse Community Center is available to rent for parties, meetings, and other events. In the summer, two pools and a small children’s pool provide welcome relief from the heat and serve as inviting, casual meeting places for neighbors and friends. A recently-upgraded fitness center is located in the lower level of the Farmhouse for your exercise needs. Surprise Valley facilities also include tennis courts (with Pickle Ball) and a community garden with irrigation is available to homeowners to grow their own vegetables. Miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails are also located throughout the neighborhood. 
Surprise Valley HOA Tennis courts

Tennis Court

Surprise Valley HOA Farmhouse


Surprise Valley HOA Farmhouse Pool

Farmhouse Pool

Surprise Valley HOA Community Garden

Community Garden

Surprise Valley HOA Pickle Ball Court

Pickle Ball Court

Surprise Valley HOA Satellite Pool

Satellite Pool

Community Garden

Surprise Valley HOA provides a community garden available with irrigation to homeowners to grow their own vegetables.

Garden rows are assigned to homeowners upon request. Homeowners are responsible to plant and maintain their assigned row, and assist with maintenance of the common spaces within the garden.  

For more information about the community garden, or to request a row, please contact Leslie Boson ljblackboson@yahoo.com or manager@surprisevalleyhoa.com.

Photos - Surprise Valley

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HOA Organization & Membership

Association dues are $200.00 per calendar quarter. There is also an irrigation assessment which varies according to lot size. Surprise Valley owns its own pressurized water system and has adjudicated water rights from the Boise River. Homeowners have access to non-metered, non-potable water for irrigation of yards and plants. The irrigation assessment, also billed quarterly, is either $30, $40, $48, or $60 depending on lot size. There is a title transfer fee of $400. The transfer fee is waived if you are a current Surprise Valley homeowner and purchase another home within the community.

Board Meetings

Board meets 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Farmhouse

HOA Board & Committees

(Includes Board Officers, Board of Directors & Association Manager)

President – Gary Wiggins
Vice President – Tom Wicher
Treasurer – Steve King
Secretary – John Kirkpatrick

(Includes Board Officers, Board of Directors & Association Manager)

Neighborhood A:
Les Wyer – Representative – 
Alt. Rep. – 

Neighborhood B:
Vacant – Representative –
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Neighborhood C:
Gary Wiggins – Representative – grwiggy@gmail.com
Alt. Rep - Vacant

Neighborhood D:
Thomas Wicher - Representative - trwicher@gmail.com
Alt. Rep - Eldon Crockett – snoodle46@hotmail.com 

Neighborhood E:
Open – Representative – crowleyla@aol.com
Alt. Rep – Linda Peden – lspswr@cableone.net  

Neighborhood F:
Garima Dembla – Representative – garimadembla@yahoo.com
Alt. Rep – Kent Kalpakgian – kimberlyky@yahoo.com 

Neighborhood H:
Steve King – Representative – spking83@gmail.com
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Neighborhood I:
Madeline Orrock – Representative – madeline@orrockfoods.com
Alt. Rep – Cathy Ruim

Neighborhood J:
Steve Bowen – Representative – sgbowen63@gmail.com
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Neighborhood K:
Craig Dunn – Representative – craigkdunnesq@yahoo.com
Alt. Rep - Vacant

Neighborhood L:
Lisa Patterson – Representative – lrp5599@gmail.com  
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Steve King, Chairman
Eldon Crockett
Larry Crowley
Madeline Orrock
Lorraine Kerr
Gary Wiggins

Eldon Crockett
Lorraine Kerr
Steve Bowen
Tom Wicher
Gary Wiggins

Lorraine Kerr
Larry Crowley
Garima Dembla
Carolyn DeFrang
Linda Peden

Steve King, Chairman and Landscape Manager
Larry Crowley
Eldon Crockett
Lorraine Kerr
Linda Peden
Lisa Olmstead

Governing Documents
ACC Guidelines and ACC Form

  • CCRs - The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) sets forth the covenants between homeowners/residents and the Surprise Valley Homeowners’ Association. 
  • Articles of Incorporation -The Articles of Incorporation establish the Surprise Valley Homeowners’ Association and its various local neighborhoods
  • Bylaws - The Bylaws clarify the governing requirements of the Surprise Valley Homeowners’ Association and its purpose and powers as a corporate entity.  
  • Architectural Guidelines - The Guidelines have been prepared to establish standards that achieve and maintain a high-quality community image. These Design Guidelines serve to protect the qualities of Surprise Valley and should not be seen as roadblocks to creative design. 
  • Architectural Review and Approval Application
  • SVHOA Activities for CY2017 - Powerpoint Presentation - pdf Format 

Surprise Valley HOA Board Meeting Minutes







Contact the Neighborhood Management

We will get back to you a.s.a.p.

Neighborhood Manager

John Kirkpatrick
5240 Surprise Way
Boise, ID 83716

Contact Info

Email: Manager@SurpriseValleyHOA.com
Phone: 208-368-0058

Manager's Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SVHOA Notice Archive

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