Ms. Armstrong's athletic achievements are impressive, third Olympic Gold Medal and all, but this just feels like pandering, or breathless celebrity worship, or something. Perhaps a kind of pathetic attempt to bask in reflected glory. "Yay, Boise has someone who did something and got a little famous!"
Its fine to honor her and her outstanding achievement. Give her another key to the city, or designate some bicycle trail or road route in her name, something related to her success. Some bicycle-y thing.
The article refers to a "ribbon of jewels,' parks named after prominent women, which is another way of saying that they were named after the women because of a land or money donation. Julia Davis, Anne Morrison, and Kathryn Albertson, all had parks named for them not so much as for their personal achievements, but rather because of financial interests. So Kristen Armstrong on this list is an outlier.
Ms. Armstrong has earned and deserves her praise. But not quite like this.