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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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  • My husband and I were on a road trip starting in Boise. We had seen a few other items on this day, and we thought we'd check out this park before heading to the hotel room. What a treat! This park....  more »
  • If someone stopped me and asked me "Where can I see a rose garden, street performers playing live music, college kids playing bingo, roller bladers, people dressed like stormtroopers posing for...  more »
  • This is one of the best parks I’ve ver been to. Mature trees and nicely landscaped. The history posts are awesome. For someone like me who’s visiting from out of state it was nice to see a little bit of history. The rose garden is kept up and I applaud whoever the gardeners are that take care of the garden. It’s amazing. The oddly colored blue water fountains are pretty too. They just remind me of port-a-potty blue water. Maybe a purple or pink would’ve been better. Also, the goose poop. It’s everywhere. But I didn’t take a star off for that. Just a caution to people walking around.
  • Beautiful park, kept very clean and has super well-done maintenance. I was impressed with the size and beauty of the park. Had lots of flexibility for bigger groups of people, pathways with scooters and a fun environment. Great place to bring your kids, host an event at, or even take photos at.

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