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Julia Davis Park, Boise

(4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I love the annual Art in the Park during September of each year. Beautiful big shade trees covering the vendors on lawn. Even on a hot day, and most are that time of year, it's comfortable for moving ...  more »
  • Beautiful Park for walking, biking, picnicking, playing with children, or just strolling around in the Rose Garden. The Idaho Historic Museum, the Art Museum, & the Boise Zoo are all right here in wal...  more »
  • It is a very beautiful park, it is worth visiting it the town is very quiet and Nice. The people are super nice and friendly
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  • Beautiful park to get out and enjoy the weather and some sports. We went there after enjoying the zoo to just chill and cool down in the shade for a bit. Our world be a great place for a picnic and a game of frisbee.
  • Boise great iconic Park. So close to downtown and BSU. So much to do. Relaxing, walking, tennis, horseshoes, boccee courts, pedal boats on the pond. Take a walk through the Rose Garden.
  • Absolutely beautiful area. Very calm place to walk, ride, or just hang out. Don't forget the paddle boats!
  • Great atmosphere. Tons of parking. Tables. Places to rent out. Fun weekend activities.
  • Julia Davis is a part of a sprawling park system that is the crown jewel of Boise. Home to towering trees, the Boise Art Museum, the Rose Garden, Zoo Boise and much more, it is edged by the greenbelt and the Boise River. It is also the gateway to the North side of the Boise State Campus. A must visit destination in your visit to Boise or your retreat from the city.