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In an era when families are looking to low-cost, local resources for recreation, educators are seeking free opportunities to inspire and enlighten their students, and City leaders are hoping to attract visitors and bolster the local economy, Julia Davis Park – The Second Century Coalition is responding with functional enhancements and renovations to Julia Davis Park that will:
This fall, Rotarians across the Treasure Valley gathered once again to have a marvellous time and support the Julia Davis Park Second Century. Rotarians from seven different clubs are collaborating to name the Rotary Grand Plaza in Boise's first regional park. This gala is the third such event. It, along with other fundraising efforts, has been successful in raising nearly $150,000 over the course of three years.
Boise celebrated its sesquicentennial on Sunday, July 7, at Julia Davis Park. The Second Century Coalition was on hand to distribute water and apples to guests and lead docent tours. Janet Worthington was on hand with her performance as Mary Hallock Foote, a contemporary of Julia's. Photos courtesy of Diane Ronayne
On May 2nd, Idahoans will come together for a day of giving to support nonprofits in communities across Idaho. From midnight -11:59pm a share of every dollar raised by Idaho nonprofits will be matched with funds from the Idaho Gives award pool. In addition, the top five organizations with the most unique donors (nonprofits are divided by size) will receive bonus grants of $3,000, $1,000, $500, $250, and $250 respectively.
The Julia Davis Park fund of the Idaho Community Foundation is listed on Idaho Gives and available for your support. For more information, or to donate, click here .
The Julia Davis Park Docent Tour has been awarded a Boise 150 grant by the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Grant recipients are projects that engage people in the city’s 150th anniversary commemoration, "Boise 150," in 2013.
Designed for enthusiasts of local history and those new to Boise, the Julia Davis Park Docent Tours offer visitors an introduction to Boise’s flagship park. During the one-hour walk, which starts at the Idaho State Historical Museum, knowledgeable volunteer docents identify sites and markers of historic significance, revealing why Julia Davis Park is the cultural and historic heart of Boise.
Docent tours are offered free of charge on First Thursdays at 4 p.m., May through September. Tours also will be given during the Boise 150 Celebration on Sunday, July 7, and are available by arrangement.
For additional information about the Julia Davis Park Docent program, volunteering as a docent or scheduling docent tours, contact Kathleen Barrett, 208-338 -9108 or
. Julia Davis Park Second Century Coalition activities are at www.juliadavispark.org
On April 12th Trevor's Trek is bringing Semper Fi: Always Faithful to the Egyptian Theatre. This documentary is about former Marine Sergeant Jerry Ensminger and his journey to uncover the truth about his daughter's death. His daughter died at 9 years old from leukemia at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where his family lived. Last August President Obama signed Jerry's Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination bill in to law.
Trevor’s Trek Foundation is committed to eradicating preventable childhood cancer and other chronic illnesses in children related to exposure from environmental toxins.
More information is available at trevorstrek.org, or by clicking here.
Trevor’s Trek Foundation is currently leading the effort to build the Children's Cancer Pavilion in the East end of Julia Davis Park.
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Help the future of Julia Davis Park. Donations through ICF's secure site support Julia Davis: The Second Century projects designed to educate, enlighten and illuminate. Donate On-line Now!
Gifts to our park Partners can be made through their websites, listed on our partners page.
Take a virtual tour of our wonderful park. Learn more about what the park has to offer now. Then see what we are adding for the future.
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