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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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  • Green , quiet, and nice walk walk along here to head to town. Lots of people out walking and jogging  more »
  • This park is a Boise icon. It is full of gems, the Zoo, Discovery Center, the Rose Garden, museums, and more. Overall the park is very clean and is a great place to enjoy and relax in any season.  more »
  • Walked over one morning from our nearby hotel. Great park in the heart of the city. Well landscaped, great sidewalks, overall very well maintained. Building a new history museum at entrance, across th...  more »
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  • What's not to love about Julia Davis Park? Museums. A zoo. Picnic spots. You could spend a whole day here easily. The trolley used to come through here, but not sure if it still does, so check first. I think the Rose Garden is here too and this is where they hold Art in the Park period And across the street is the library! This was one of the first places I came when I moved to Boise 20 years ago and I still visit occasionally. If I was younger I would sure hang out here more.
  • We are new to the area and decided to check out the zoo. This park surrounds the entrance of the zoo with quite a bit of parking inside the park. It was early spring so the trees are just now blooming again. It is a very peaceful area.
  • This park is an excellent place to go in search of Pokemon with the family. There are often groupings or nests of certain Pokemon to be found for easy catching. It is a beautiful park with plenty of trees, water, and other features. Plus it is zoo adjacent as well which is always tons of fun as well.
  • One of the best parks in Ada county. If your a Pokemon Go fan it's a must stop! This park as just about everything you can possibly enjoy.
  • Plenty of parking plus walking hiking trees as well as the zoo and Museum. As well as a plaza about cancer survivors. Enter across the street from the library and other good access points.
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