Things to Do in Boise: Parks

Julia Davis Park

The city'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 to his beloved wife, Julia.

The park also features a formal Rose Garden, two reservable pavilions, a six-court tennis complex, playground, duck pond, restrooms and a section of the Boise River Greenbelt.

700 South Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID,  83702
(208) 345-8330 (Boise Art Museum)

Julia Daivs Park

Idaho Botanical Gardens

The Idaho Botanical Garden has blossomed into numerous specialty gardens, each with a unique focus. Included are a contemporary English Garden, a Meditation Garden, a Children’s Adventure Garden, an Heirloom Rose Garden, and a Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden.

2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID,  83712

Idaho Botanical Gardens

Idaho Birds of Prey

The center’s research facilities are designed to enhance the health, reproduction, and reintroduction efforts of endangered species and to collect information about the general biology of raptors. The science is focused on understanding how diet, aging, and environment affect the health, growth, reproduction and lifespan of the birds. The organization’s propagation program played a critical role in the successful recovery of the Peregrine Falcon, which was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1999.

5668 W. Flying Hawk Ln
Boise, ID,  83709 US
(208) 362-3716

Brids of Prey

Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capitol improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals, animal habitats, species conservation and the environment.

355 Julia Davis Road
Boise, ID,  83702 US
(208) 608-7760

Zoo Boise

Eagle Island State Park

Bordered on the north and south by the Boise River, Eagle Island features a swimming beach, grassy picnic area and more than five miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking or walking your dog. The waterslide opens Memorial Day weekend and is open until Labor Day.

4000 W Hatchery Road
Eagle, ID,  8616 US
(208) 939-0696

Eagle Island State Park Idaho

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