Best park

June 14, 2013 

JULIA DAVIS PARK

700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, parks.cityofboise.org

The home of Zoo Boise, Boise Art Museum, Idaho State Historical Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho and Idaho Black History Museum, 89-acre Julia Davis Park is the cultural and historical heart of the city.

Flanking the Greenbelt and the Boise River, the city's oldest park also features a rose garden, band shell, large pond, two reservable pavilions, public art and vast expanses of greenscape that are home to more than 1,000 trees with about 80 species.

In the mood for some physical activity? Bocce, tennis and horseshoe courts, a disc golf course and a playground await you.

The park also is home to some of Boise's more popular social get-togethers, from fun runs to art gatherings. Don't miss the 59th annual Art in the Park, which will feature more than 250 artists and 40 food vendors Sept. 6-8.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

• Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise

• Kathryn Albertson Park, 1001 Americana Blvd., Boise

• Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian

• Camel's Back Park, 122 W. Heron St., Boise

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