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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 to Boise State University.
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  • I sat in the rose garden every day. In September they are all in full bloom, must be hundreds of them. The park is so clean and well tended. It was so enjoyable to see families enjoying all of the....  more
    I sat in the rose garden every day. In September they are all in full bloom, must be hundreds of them. The park is so clean and well tended. It was so enjoyable to see families enjoying all of the....  more »
  • Paired with its “twin,” Ann Morrison Park, this green space is arguably the most scenic, natural, beautiful attraction in Idaho’s already-green capital city. It’s imperative to give Julia Davis Park.....  more
    Paired with its “twin,” Ann Morrison Park, this green space is arguably the most scenic, natural, beautiful attraction in Idaho’s already-green capital city. It’s imperative to give Julia Davis Park.....  more »
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  • Great park in Boise along the water. Great views by day or night. Many out walking as well as biking. There is a lot of interesting history posted along the trail about the Davis family for those that also enjoy learning about the history. Miles worth of trails to enjoy. Paved surfaces are perfect for bikes and strollers.
  • I grew up in Boise. It's a great place to walk along the Greenbelt by the Boise River. It's a great place for picnicking. Lots of trees planted many years ago provide shading. There is a pathway to walk on taking you through the park. Within the park area is the Boise Zoo, the Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, the Black History Museum, and a couple houses to visit. A tennis court is also available along with various picnicking areas. Art in the Park Festival is planned yearly. In the early days, people would spend an afternoon listening to an assortment of musical entertainment. It's a friendly family park.

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