The Boise Bench sits on the rise above the Boise River just south of downtown. This area actually sits on a large ‘bench’ above the city center stretching from Broadway Rd west to the ‘west Bench’ and the Capital High School area. The west-bench is also home of the Boise Towne Square Mall and Hewlett Packard’s Boise campus. The Historic Boise Union Train Depot sits on the rim, acting as the gateway to the city. Although trains no longer stop at the station this beautiful station and the surrounding gardens can be rented for weddings and private parties.