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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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  • When we first arrived, the first thing I saw was geese. I tried to walk to the river—there were goose droppings everywhere. The river was stagnant. I got back in the car and left. 
    When we first arrived, the first thing I saw was geese. I tried to walk to the river—there were goose droppings everywhere. The river was stagnant. I got back in the car and left.  more »
  • Lovely area with park,zoo and museums all very close together. I actually visited a couple times while in the area - had a picnic and then a family gathering 
    Lovely area with park,zoo and museums all very close together. I actually visited a couple times while in the area - had a picnic and then a family gathering  more »
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  • I visited the park but did not explore it. There are lots of different things there. I visited the rose garden, I crossed the bridge over the river, I passed by the entrance to the zoo and by the statue of Abraham Lincoln. Just walking around was relaxing and pleasant. Unfortunately, there were also a lot of misguided souls/predators who look at/follow/hound you as if you were their prey. One even stank up an area I was walking with what they assume is desirable. Not really! So, I cut my visit short.
  • The park has least 2 museums, rose garden, paddle boat rentals, horseshoes, tennis, zoo, and more. Great for a stroll around, bicycle , play a sport, and so forth. The parking is 2 hr limit there.

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