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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:
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.
Mayor Dave Bieter and Tom Davis (grandson of Julia Davis)
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
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