Waiver & Release Form
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  • January 20:  There have been several inquiries on sidewalk snow removal lately. When we receive the amount of snow like we’ve had in the last week or so and it sticks, sidewalks can be dangerous places to walk.
    Boise City Code 9-08-07 – Removing snow from sidewalks – states that
    the owner of a building (home, business, church, etc) is to keep their sidewalks clear of snow every day. Usually, snow melts quickly here and doesn’t last long enough to be a concern. However, when the snowfall sticks, it’s important that we shovel it off our sidewalks.
    Boise City Zoning Enforcement handles this complaint, and can be reached at 384-3845 if you have questions or want further information.
    A little Boise trivia: The ordinance was first written in 1922 and updated in 1952. One of the reasons the code was written was to allow Boise Police Foot Patrols to cover their beats safely. Now that we have many more sidewalks than in 1952, the issue now is for the safety of our residents.
    We can look on this as our winter ‘neighborhood get-together’ – shoveling snow together :)! Take care and be safe! 
  • January, 2022: Winter Newsletter
  • December 13: Board Meeting Minutes
  • October 1: CC&Rs Reminder Notice
  • October 1: Fall Newsletter
  • August 23: Traffic concerns on Surprise Way Several Surprise Valley Homeowners have contacted the office regarding traffic and vehicle accidents on Surprise Way. Surprise Way, like all streets in this community are under ACHD (Ada County Highway District) jurisdiction. 
  • In recent months, the board has discussed several ideas for traffic mitigation. Bumps, dips, flashing lights, radar machine, increase police activity are just some. Read More.....

Surprise Valley Traffic Issues

Attention Surprise Valley Residents,

Recently, there have several instances of poor driving along Surprise Way. Speeding, tailgating, passing on yellow line, ignoring school bus and cross walks, and property damage. Additionally, our Landscaping crew has had close calls with drivers not slowing down and giving them room to work. Several residents have called the office to express their concerns.

SVHOA board member, Steve King has provided two resources for residents to access and communicate directly with agencies in charge of the roads and traffic. Thank you Steve.

The links are easy to use and effective.

Another suggestion is to request a traffic study from ACHD (Ada County Highway District).

Thank you for your help.
SV Board of Directors

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 Courts

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

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 $500. The transfer fee is waived if you are a current Surprise Valley homeowner and purchase another home within the community.

    Payment of HOA Fees

  1. Payment by Check - Checks should be made payable to Surprise Valley HOA. For your convenience, a preaddressed remittance enfelop witll be included with your HOA bill, or you can drop your payment off at the Farmhouse.
  2. Payment by eCheck - Payment may be made using your bank's online Bill-pay service or eCheck - electronically debiting your checking account. Include your property address, and invoice number in the electronic payment; payable to the Surprise Valley HOA, 5240 S. Surprise Way, Boise, ID 83716.

Board Meetings

Board meets 6p.m. the 2nd Monday of the month at the Farmhouse
or via Zoom

HOA Board & Committees 

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

Neighborhood A:
Butch Henry – Representative 
Alt. Rep. – Open

Neighborhood B:
Steve Shipp – Representative
Alt. Rep – Lars Heineck

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

Neighborhood D:
Thomas Wicher - Representative
Alt. Rep - Nathan Woodgerd
Neighborhood E:
Jeff Edwards – Representative
Alt. Rep – Ann Dallas 

Neighborhood F:
Lance Millington – Representative
Alt. Rep – Kent Kalpakgian
Neighborhood H:
Steve King – Representative
Alt. Rep – Open

Neighborhood I:
Representative – Alan Kahn 
Alt. Rep – Open

Neighborhood J:
Derek Schouman – Representative 
Alt. Rep – Open

Neighborhood K:
Franziska Goller – Representative 
Alt. Rep - Open

Neighborhood L:
Lisa Patterson – Representative 
Alt. Rep – Steve Patterson

Steve King, Chairman
Tom Wicher
Eldon Crockett
Gary Wiggins

Eldon Crockett
Mary Hughes
Lorraine Kerr
Gary Wiggins
Steve Shipp
Christa Schooley

Suzanne Ennis
Garima Dembla
Christa Schooley

Steve King, Chairman and Landscape Manager
Eldon Crockett
Lisa Patterson

Neighborhood Manager

John Kirkpatrick
5240 Surprise Way
Boise, ID 83716

Contact Info

Phone: 208-368-0058

Manager's Hours

Monday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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