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Julia Davis Park

Address: 700 S. Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702-7122
Phone Number: 208-384-4240
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Ranked #12 of 71 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Nampa, Idaho
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142 reviews 142 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a really nice park bordering the Boise river and BSU. A really nice place to take the family on a sunny day, especially in the fall when the trees are turning. But be careful. Don't go by yourself, especially after dark. There have been a series of rapes and attacks on the greenbelt there over the years that... More 

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Boise, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good park for jogging/running, dog walking, especially if the weather is nice! You have to be careful tho when you go into the grass area though, me and my husband went there to play with our dogs and there was dog poop everywhere. Apparently some people don't clean after their pets..

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Boise's first park, donated by Tom Davis after his wife Julia died, is still the leader. Open spaces, mature trees, a wonderful zoo and a beautiful rose garden grace this riverside park. A string of other lovely parks dedicated to women have joined it along the river, but fun for children at the zoo or families visiting the Idaho State... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Every time I'm in Boise I stop at this park to watch the ducks. The pond has a huge variety, especially November -February. Mallards, Mergansers, Goldeneyes, Widgeons. There is a disk golf course that runs through the park as well. It's right across the road from Whole Foods. I suggest grabbing a sandwich and heading over to Julia Davis to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I just recently moved to the Boise area and wanted to explore the area. Went to this park beautiful area. Rose garden was amazing, the blue fountains and lots of wildlife. Was a great day to be out and about. Would recommend everyone go here.

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Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a really nice park, with lots of fun events that happen throughout the year. I especially like Art in the Park in September, and the school district has family movie nights in the summer. Zoo Boise is nearby, as well as the Idaho Historical Museum, the Rose Garden, and the Boise Art Museum. It is located in the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love that some museums and the zoo are contained in the park, also a lake with crazy swan paddle boats. It should be a great place. There is a lot of construction right now, so some of the park is closed. The largest problem is geese. They have taken the park over, and the city needs to rid them from... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great park. The green belt runs through it. The zoo is in this park..they have a rose garden. Paddle boats on the pond..tennis courts.. Beautiful trees. Great place for a picnic family get togethers...There is a Art museum. And the historical museum..right now although the historical museum is being renovated..

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I enjoyed walking through the rose garden and love that it connects the art museum, zoo, and history museum. So pretty and peaceful!

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Elko, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have attended several events at this park. It is always clean, easily accessible and maintained. Great place for the whole family. Also has the beautiful river running right along the park.

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