Julia Davis Park

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Julia Davis Park
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TypeMunicipal park
Location700 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho, United States
Coordinates43°36′27.2″N 116°12′5.44″W / 43.607556°N 116.2015111°W / 43.607556; -116.2015111Coordinates: 43°36′27.2″N 116°12′5.44″W / 43.607556°N 116.2015111°W / 43.607556; -116.2015111
Area89.4 acres (362,000 m2)[1]
CreatedNovember 22, 1907 (1907-11-22)
EtymologyJulia Davis, wife of Thomas Jefferson Davis, who donated the land
Operated byCity of Boise Parks and Recreation Department
StatusOpen all year, from sunrise to midnight

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.

  1. ^ "Julia Davis Park". Boise Parks and Recreation. City of Boise. Retrieved 7 July 2012.

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