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Julia Davis Park East End Improvements
August 15, 2023
City of Boise leaders and members of the extended Davis family gathered on Monday, August 14 to celebrate the completion of several new additions and improvements within Julia Davis Park. The East End of the popular park now features permanent restrooms and the aptly named Celebration Pavilion adjacent to the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivor Plaza. The Celebration Pavilion is now available as a Boise Parks and Recreation reservation site for family picnics, parties, events and more, with capacity for up to 150 people (60 seated).
Enhancements have also been completed along the adjacent Boise River Greenbelt section that stretches through Julia Davis Park making it wider and more accessible. New state-of-the-art lighting has also been installed along the pathway.
Julia Davis Park is the city’s oldest park and one of its beloved Ribbon of Jewels – park properties located along the Boise River that have been donated to the City of Boise in honor of some of Boise’s finest female civic leaders. The park 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. Unique features of Julia Davis Park include the Rotary Plaza, Abraham Lincoln Statue, the Gene Harris Bandshell and the Rose Garden.
To learn more about Julia Davis Park, click here.