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Julia Davis Park, Boise

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 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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  • What a beautiful park that has a little bit of everything. There is a nice pond that rents out paddle boats. There are tennis courts, bocce and horseshoe courts. Boiling and walking paths all over wit...  read more »
  • What an absolutely beautiful and expansive park, huge, varied, lush, green trees, lots of water, gorgeous, spacious green lawns, a fun zoo! really enjoyed the 2 giraffes! 
  • Boise has several downtown parks that really open up the city and offer pedestrian friendly sites to walk, picnic or enjoy the river. This park has easy access to the university and several apartments...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Absolutely beautiful area. Very calm place to walk, ride, or just hang out. Don't forget the paddle boats!
  • Beautiful park. Great place for kids or just relaxing in the park. Attached to green belt, Boise River, and the bike path. Great access and things to do.
  • Beautiful spaceaous area for recreation and relaxation. Tons of events and things to do!
  • 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.
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