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April, 2016 - With the warmer months comes the opportunity for exploration and experiencing Julia Davis Park in all its glory. Docent Tours are back!
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 and one half 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 October. Registration is required at Eventbrite.com, or by calling 208 338 9108.
WHERE: Julia Davis Park - 700 South Capitol Boulevard Starts at Rose Garden Gazebo, Boise, ID 83702 - View Map
In September, the Idaho State Historical Museum (ISHM) will be celebrating its 42nd year of Museum Comes to Life, an annual living history event. The event will take place entirely in Julia Davis Park and the Gene Harris bandshell while the museum is under renovation.
The Museum will host featured performances at the Bandshell, with musicians and dancers from many genres. Also featured will be vintage vehicles in the parking lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, including fire trucks, an ambulance, and stage coach.
The Idaho Woodcarver’s Guild, Idaho Civil War Volunteers encampment, WWII reenactors, Society for Creative Anachronism, and many other reenactors and dynamic groups will demonstrate historic trades, cultures, games and crafts.
Participants will also include Celebration Park with their Indian Lifeways exhibit, and gold panning with the Museum of Mining and Geology. Free for everyone! There will be vendors selling food on site.
What: ISHS Museum Comes to Life! http://history.idaho.gov/events/museum-comes-life-1
Where: Julia Davis Park, Gene Harris Bandshell
When: Saturday, September 26, 9 am to 4 pm
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.
Named for six Rotary clubs of the greater Boise metro area who have pledged an anchor gift to support the project, the Rotary Grand Plaza will be a focal point for gatherings in the park.
Located in the alleé stretching from the Boise Art Museum to Zoo Boise, the Rotary Grand Plaza will be similar in size to the Boise Centre on the Grove. Shaded by trees and dotted with cut stone benches and low walls, this space will feel more intimate – an extension of the natural landscape. A medallion in the center of the plaza and displays dotting the area will pay homage to the acres of orchards that first populated this area, and some of the early buildings and other landmarks familiar to early Boiseans.
The Rotary Grand Plaza will be connected to the Julia Davis Memorial statue to the north and the Agriculture Plaza and Pavilion to the south by the History Walk. - a paved pathway with interpretive signage and pavers documenting landmark developments of the City of Boise and Idaho.
The Rotary Grand Plaza is in the construction document development phase. The construction of the project is pending successful completion of a fundraising campaign.
Photos: This last spring, Boise area Rotary clubs hosted a "Sock Hop" auction to benefit the Rotary Grand Plaza.
AUGUST 2015 - Members of the Boise Young Professionals gathered in the Agricultural Pavilion to learn more about Boise history this summer at one of their monthly Lunch and Learn programs.
More information is available at www.boiseyp.org
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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!
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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