Boise’s oldest park, Julia Davis Park was created thanks to a generous donation of 43 acres of land in 1907 by Thomas Davis as a memorial wife, Julia. It is one of the riverside parks along the Boise Greenbelt.
It has great walking paths, rose gardens, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, stocked fishing ponds (not for swimming), paddle boats, and permanent bathrooms.
It also backs to and shares a parking lot with the Boise Zoo and is next door to the Discovery Center of Idaho. Close by to restaurants and other amenities, it’s easy to spend a whole day in this area.