Julia Davis Park Refresh

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 1

Phase one, started in 2022, included 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 included the installation of a new restroom and pavilion.

East End Restroom and Pavilion Project

Work is continuing on a new restroom and pavilion in the east end of Julia Davis Park. The project will also include lighting for the Cancer Survivor Plaza.

Phase 2

Bridge Replacement Project

Phase two, which will begin on April 3, 2023 will include the demolition and replacement of the bridge in the area of the Boise Paddle Boat Rental location. This will result in a road detour/closure at 3rd street and at other end of the bridge. Detours will be signed for vehicles as well as bicycles/pedestrians who utilize this route to travel through the park.

Work will be completed by May 29, 2023.

bicycle and pedestrian Detour Map

Vehicle Route Map

Map of Julia Davis Bridge Project
Map of General Area of Bridge Project
Photo and drawing of demolition of existing bridge
Drawing of Demolition of Existing Bridge
Aerial drawing of project area
Aerial Drawing of Project Area
Profile of Project Area
Profile of Bridge Project

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