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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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  • What an incredible park in the city! It is so big with a lot of various things to do all around. We rented two paddle boats for 1/2 an hour for 20 bucks and had a great time paddling down the creek to...  more »
  • So clean, beautiful walking paths, and an excellent location. This park seems to showcase the pride that the residents of Boise have for their city.  more »
  • Large area with plenty of space to enjoy whatever activity you like or simply sit and read a book. Easy access to the Greenbelt and adjoining parks.  more »
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  • A very nice park for picnics, sports and more. Its has two basketball court, kids playground and a soccer field. The toilets are super clean so is the area itself. There's a huge space for other activities as well. I would definitely recommend this park to anyone.
  • Came here for the YouTube Boise Meetup. The park here is really nice lots of grass and trees. The pavilion is also nice. Pretty good place to meet at if you have 100 or so odd people together. Plus it has the advantage of being near the Zoo, so that's a plus.
  • Amazing, sprawling park surrounding the amazing Zoo Boise. My family and I have enjoyed coming here for years. Keep it clean and fun! Oh, and it is great for Pokemon GO :)
  • Very Nice park with the Historical Museum, Art Museum, and City Zoo. Nice Band Shell for concerts or the occasional musician to play at. There are many, many, geese in the park that in my opinion makes the visit a little less fun. The rose garden and river are both fantastic.
  • This is my favorite park in the Treasure Valley. Easy to get to from the connector and close to the Zoo, Discovery Zone, Library, and BSU campus. We usually picnic near the tennis courts, but there are many great spaces and the greenbelt is fantastic.

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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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