Julia Davis Park Refresh

Refreshing Julia Davis Park

Julia Davis Park is the City of Boise’s oldest park. It was created thanks to a generous donation of 43 acres of land in 1907 by Thomas Davis as a memorial to his beloved wife, Julia. Efforts to refresh the park will be completed in a series of phases and work is expected to take several years to complete. Phase one, starting in 2022, includes renovations to the road and Greenbelt path in the east end of the park from the tennis courts to the Cancer Survivor Plaza. This work also includes the installation of a new restroom and pavilion.

Additional information about phase two of the park refresh project will be announced as plans are determined.

Roadway/Lighting Project

This work includes replacing the asphalt road, curb and gutter from the tennis courts east toward Myrtle Street and includes the removal of the cul-de-sac and returning that area back to open green space. There will be a signed detour around the project.

The road closure is expected to be in place through November.

Wind Dance kite sculpture in Julia Davis Park
“Wind Dance” kite sculpture by Mark Baltes

East End Restroom and Pavilion Project

Work has begun to install a new restroom and pavilion in the east end of Julia Davis Park. The project will also include lighting for the Cancer Survivor Plaza.

During the work, half of the parking lot in the east end will be closed for staging of the construction equipment.

The “Wind Dance” kite sculpture by Mark Baltes has been restored by the Boise City Department of Arts & History in the area as well.

To learn more about Julia Davis Park and its unique features, please visit the Julia Park webpage.

Project completion estimates are subject to change due to volatility in the construction industry. Current challenges include material availability, rising costs, supply chain disruptions, staffing shortages and more. Boise Parks and Recreation will update project timelines as needed if delays occur.

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