JULIA DAVIS PARK
700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Theres a lot to do at Julia Davis Park.
Play a round of tennis? Disc golf? Check out Zoo Boise? Or you can just sit around having a picnic and watching Canada geese trying to dodge bicyclists and joggers on the Boise Greenbelt.
Julia Davis Park is dear to the hearts of Boiseans. It was created thanks to a donation of 43 acres of land in 1907 by Thomas Davis as a memorial to his wife, Julia.
Today, its about 90 acres and has a lot of variety from the Rose Garden to the Idaho Historical Museum, or from paddle boat rentals on the duck ponds to a band shell.
The park is along the Boise Greenbelt, so its easy to get to without driving. Its the perfect place for a bike ride with kids.
Its also close to Downtown Boise restaurants so you can plan Sunday brunch and a ride or walk.
When the Boise River is at typical summer flows, the park is a great place to sit on the riverbank and dangle your toes in the cool water.
Theres no better place to be on a summer day.
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Kathryn Albertson Park, 1001 Americana Blvd., Boise, www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Parks, 608-7600
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