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Important - 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.
Julia Davis Park - The Second Century
At the beginning of the 20th century, Boise pioneer Tom Davis donated land for the city’s first public park in memory of his wife Julia. One hundred years later, great-granddaughter Diane Davis Myklegard brought together a Second Century Coalition of volunteers and organizations to raise funds for park updates and additions. Results have included a new picnic pavilion and plaza highlighting Idaho agriculture and a “Golden Apple” phone app guide to the former apple orchard. Coming in 2014-15 are a river-viewing platform, a Cancer Survivor’s Plaza, and a Children’s Cancer Pavilion.
This website is dedicated to the projects that herald a new era for Julia Davis Park, and the people who are making them happen.
There are many opportunities to get involved as well as ways to leave a legacy in the form of a gift to this project. For more information on a naming opportunity, 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.
Announcing: A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR IDAHO FFA CHAPTERS!
Make your Mark in the Julia Davis Park Agriculture Pavilion. Julia Davis Park is visited by over a million people each year. In 2011, an Agriculture Pavilion was built featuring historical and educational information about agriculture in Idaho with the goal of educating the urban public on the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.
The project has been strongly supported by the agriculture industry in Idaho and now Idaho FFA chapters have the opportunity to contribute to this project in our table top design contest. We are opening a statewide design competition for all FFA chapters to submit artwork to be featured on the tables that will reside permanently in the Agriculture Pavilion.
Winning chapters will have designs etched in aluminum table tops and placed in the Agriculture Pavilion at Julia Davis Park, receive recognition on a sandstone paver in the Julia Davis Park Make Your Mark Plaza, and will be invited to a special event in June.
We will be taking submissions for from January 28 until March 30, 2013. Submissions must incorporate and follow the criteria below:
Incorporate agriculture and education
Focus on historical information
No subjective information (current year statistics)
Focus on something unique to your county or area
Depict through pictures and illustrations (limit words)
For more information contact Kendra Waitley at 208.859.6780 or email
Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013.
Design Contest Flyer
The October 2012 dedication of the Agriculture Plaza and Pavilion was featured in a recent edition of the Idaho Cattle Association's Line Rider Magazine.
Read the article, copied with permission, here.
The Line Rider is published six times per year for the membership of the Idaho Cattle Association, which represents the Idaho cattle industry of more than 8,000 producers and nearly 2 million head of cattle.
Diane Davis Myklegard, volunteer leader of the Julia Davis Park Coalition, was one of fifty nominees for the 2013 Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year celebrated at a gala event on Tuesday, February 26th. Honorees were recognized for achievements in the field of public, private and charitable business sectors. Since 2006 Diane has worked tirelessly to form a unique collaboration among city officials, service groups, industries and volunteers to raise funds for the park and promote its historical significance.
Kendra Waitley, a member of the Julia Davis Park Coalition, and owner of K1 Event Planning, was also a Woman of the Year nominee.
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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!
Join us in making a lead gift to recognize a loved one or group. Recognition is available through special naming opportunities.
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