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Please note: This website is dedicated to updates and projects related to the Second Century Coalition. Any and all inquiries about park reservations or events should be directed to: Boise City Parks and Recreaton, or call 208.608.7600. Inquiries related to Art in the Park should be directed to the Boise Art Museum, or call 208.345.8330.
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:
October, 2012 - The Julia Davis Docent Tour was recently awarded a Boise City Department of Arts & History grant. The award identifies projects that correlate with the city’s 150th anniversary (Boise 150) in 2013.
Designed for enthusiasts of local history and those new to Boise, the Julia Davis Park Docent Tour offers visitors a tour throughout Boise’s flagship park identifying sites and markers of historic significance.
Visitors may choose among three options in touring the park: a Self-Guided Walking Tour (using the free, downloadable "Quest for the Golden Apple" smartphone application); a Bike Tour of the original apple orchards and the History Walking Tour, guided by knowledgeable docents.
On First Thursdays in 2013(May-October) discover why Julia Davis Park is the cultural and historic heart of Boise and how you can learn more about its treasure.
For additional information about the Julia Davis Park Docent program or if you would like to be trained as a docent, contact Kathleen Barrett at 208-338 -9108 or email
June, 2012 - Work has begun to remove organic materials that will improve water quality in the Julia Davis Park pond. Poor water quality has resulted in circulation problems and algae blooms at the popular paddleboat destination. AWS Dredge out of Logan, Utah, is the contractor for the $200,000 project.
The process includes pulling the organic material out of the pond using a 30' floating dredge. The material is then pumped to geobags on the shore that allows the water to flow out while containing the material. The water then flows back to the pond. An estimated 1500 cubic yards of material will be removed. When the material has dried enough for transport it will be hauled to Esther Simplot Park where it will be used to enrich soil in the development of the park
Did you know that Tom Davis reportedly made a profit of more than $10,000 on his 1872 apple crop? Or that Julia Davis Park receives 1 million visitors each year? And just who were Tom and Julia Davis, and what part did they play in creating Boise?
If you love local history and enjoy meeting others in a relaxed park setting, take a Julia Davis Park Docent Tour at 5:30 p.m. on First Thursdays. Meet at the Sacajawea monument in the Idaho State Historical Museum Plaza, 610 N Julia Davis Drive, then enjoy an hour exploring Boise’s flagship park in a whole, new way!
Visitors can choose one of three ways to tour the park: a Self-Guided Walking Tour (using the free, downloadable "Quest for the Golden Apple" smartphone application); a Bike Tour of the original apple orchards (BYO bicycle), and the History Walking Tour, guided by a knowledgeable docent.
On First Thursday, discover why Julia Davis Park is the cultural and historic heart of Boise and how you can learn more about its treasure.
Mark your calendars for the following First Thursday Julia Davis Park Docent Tours: July 5th, August 2, September 6, October 4th.
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Inquiries about park reservations or events? Contact Boise City Parks and Recreatonor call 208.608.7600.
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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.
Park Tour - Projects Tour - Map