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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.
Construction is expected to begin next week on a new Cancer Survivor Plaza in the east end of Julia Davis Park.
Funds are provided by a $1 million grant from the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation for the construction of a plaza with a new paved parking lot, sidewalks, walls with stone veneer, and vibrant landscaping. The donation was approved by the City Council in June 2012. . The grant provides $900,000 for construction and an endowment of $100,000 for maintenance.
The Kansas City-based foundation has funded 24 parks throughout the United States and Canada. The parks were created to give hope and courage to newly diagnosed patients, to inspire determination for those who are fighting the disease, and to reduce fear in those who have not had cancer.
APRIL 2014 - 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 Rose Garden Gazebo, 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. Pre-Registration is requested.
For additional information about the Julia Davis Park Docent program, volunteering as a docent or scheduling docent tours, contact
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 .
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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