• May 10: The Ada County Highway Department (ACHD) is in the process of repairing/maintaining the drain pond in the common area across from Stageline Dr. When driving, please be on the look out for equipment and traffic control flaggers. The project should wrap up next week.
  • The irrigation system is on and ready for use. The alternate day irrigation schedule will be sent out and posted on the website early next week.
  • May 24th: Pools open
  • June 8: Community Yard Sale
  • Tennis lessons – Tennis Pro Bill McGrath will be offering tennis lessons to Surprise Valley residents, kids and adults this summer. Please contact bill at for additional details and pricing.  
  • February 19 - Board Meeting News (Click here for Board Mtg. Presentation)
    Elections of the SVHOA Officers took place during the annual neighborhood meeting held on February 19th.
    Please welcome our 2019 Officers:
    President – Tom Wicher 
    Vice President – Gary Wiggins
    Treasurer – Steve King
    Secretary – John Kirkpatrick

    Neighborhood Representatives :
    Neighborhood A:
    (Overlook Condos) Terry Baird
    Neighborhood B: Suzanne Ennis
    Neighborhood C: Gary Wiggins
    Neighborhood D: Tom Wicher
    Neighborhood E: Christa Schooley
    Neighborhood F: Garima Dembla
    Neighborhood H: Steve King
    Neighborhood I: Madeline Orrock
    Neighborhood J: Steve Bowen
    Neighborhood K: Phil Emanuel
    Neighborhood L: (Canyon Point) Lisa Patterson
  • Eagle Survey Results
    On Friday, February 1st, Professor Dusty Perkins from the College of Western Idaho and his field biology class conducted their annual bald Eagle survey in Surprise Valley. Their Raptor Unit accessed our system of trails below the North Rim to Barber Park and they were able to see two Bald Eagles. Sightings are dependent on many factors and you can click on the link for more detailed information. We appreciate Professor Perkins and his classes for providing this public service.  
    Here is a link to the exercise description and data/maps from past class surveys.
  • December 3 - Canyon Point Seeding Update
  • December 3 - North Rim Seeding Update: Finally Boise received its first rain in many weeks so ~100 lbs of coated bunch grass seeds were applied after the soil was roughed up. With the moisture and hopefully more coming the seeds should take come spring time. A big thanks to the contractor Sawtooth Landscape and the BLM for their efforts and support of this firebreak effort along the rim of Surprise Valley.
  • 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
  • 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
Click on poster to register!
Surprise Valley HOA
Surprise Valley HOA


Last week the BLM and a hand crew from Oregon planted ~9,000 Forage Kochia seedlings along the backside of Canyon Point residences. These seedlings require no homeowner intervention or care and given the time of year they were planted they are expected to do very well.

Our Landscape Manager met with them as they were doing the hand planting work and BLM personnel were somewhat alarmed with the dumping of concrete, yard waste, wood scraps, fencing, etc on the BLM land.

The BLM will send a more formal notice/writeup to management here but in the interim please refrain from dumping materials or clearing the areas, in one spot previous plantings on Kochia were killed off by weed herbicides so they are having to start the firebreak process over.  

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 or

Photos - Surprise Valley

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NuVision Productions

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 – Tom Wicher 
Vice President –  Gary Wiggins
Treasurer – Steve King
Secretary – John Kirkpatrick
(Includes Board Officers, Board of Directors & Association Manager)

Neighborhood A:
(Overlook Condos) Terry Baird – Representative 
Alt. Rep. – 

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

Neighborhood C:
Gary Wiggins – Representative –
Alt. Rep - Vacant

Neighborhood D:
Thomas Wicher - Representative -
Alt. Rep - Eldon Crockett – 

Neighborhood E:
Christa Schooley – Representative – 
Alt. Rep – Linda Peden –  

Neighborhood F:
Garima Dembla – Representative –
Alt. Rep – Kent Kalpakgian – 

Neighborhood H:
Steve King – Representative –
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Neighborhood I:
Madeline Orrock – Representative –
Alt. Rep – Cathy Ruim

Neighborhood J:
Steve Bowen – Representative –
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Neighborhood K:
Phil Emanuel – Representative –
Alt. Rep - Vacant

Neighborhood L:
(Canyon Point) Lisa Patterson – Representative –  
Alt. Rep – Vacant

Tom Wicher
Gary Wiggins
Steve King
John Kirkpatrick
Eldon Crockett 

Lorraine Kerr
Eldon Crockett
Steve King
Steve Bowen
Gary Wiggins

Garima Dembla
Suzanne Ennis
Crista Schooley

Steve King, Chairman and Landscape Manager
Steve King
Eldon Crockett

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

Neighborhood Manager

John Kirkpatrick
5240 Surprise Way
Boise, ID 83716

Contact Info

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

 2018 - June 25                          

2018 - Jaunuary 26

2018 - February 2

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