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Julia Davis Park, Boise

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Julia Davis Park is a municipal park in the downtown region of Boise, Idaho. Created in 1907 with a land donation from Thomas Jefferson Davis, it is the first park in the "String of Pearls", the group of parks operated by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department that are located along the Boise River. Being centrally located in Boise, the park contains several prominent sites, including museums such as the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, and the Idaho Black History Museum, as well as other attractions like Zoo Boise, the Idaho Rose Society, and the Gene Harris Band Shell. The Boise River Greenbelt runs through the park, which is bordered by Broadway Avenue to the east, Capital Boulevard to the west, the Boise River to the south, and Myrtle Street to the north. Other amenities at Julia Davis Park include river access, statues, a rose garden, a playground and tennis court, a pond with paddle boat rentals, and a pedestrian bridge that connects the park with Boise State University.
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  • Of all the parks in Boise this is the best. The park has it all. The list of attraction include a Band Shell, Museum, Zoo, Flower Garden and paddle boats. The location is excellant, you can walk to to...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park. When we visited, I pointed out that it's so chilly that even the statues are wearing scarves.  more »
  • This lovely park along the river made even a 100-plus degree day quite pleasant. Beautiful variety of interesting shade trees, benches along the way, and a walkway across the river that leads to and f...  more »
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  • We love the playground for our one year old. It is mostly for younger kids ages 2-5 so he is able to walk around most of it without to much help. It is fully fenced except the one entrance so I can let my little one have a little more freedom then usual. Four baby swings and four slides with a couple of tunnels. Very nice park.
  • Great public park, BSU is a bridge away. Pokemon Go is wonderful to play here and the zoo is nearby. There is a degree of animal excrement around the park but it's not too much. I often walk from campus to downtown through here; it isn't too well lit at night unfortunately. Overall a great place to pass through.
  • Close to the zoo and a couple museums, this is a great place to find a good time. Also close enough to downtown for walking. Small play area for kids and good place for families.
  • Located in the heart of downtown Boise Julia Davis is a great park along the green belt with plenty of space for picnics and familly outings. The collection of museums in the park provide a variety of activities for those looking for a break from the outdoors. The rose garden and zoo in the park move it well beyond the realm of your average city park.
  • Nice park to walk around in. Their playground is usually pretty empty if you don't like crowds.

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Consider a stay in the city's historical Northend neighborhood, which offers a number of cultural activities, including a public art tour and festivals throughout the year. Lodgings in the downtown area offer convenient access to the central attractions.
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