Julia Davis Park: My Community Connection

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Julia Davis Park is undergoing a major renovation as it celebrates its first one hundred years. Julia Davis Park is a municipal park located in downtown Boise, Idaho. The history began with two orphans, Thomas and Frank Davis in 1862, when they traveled from Ohio to Idaho to participate in the gold rush. Toward the end of the 1800’s, Thomas and his wife Julia had donated part of their land to the city of Boise for a park. After Julia died, from what they presumed was typhoid, the city paid one dollar and acquired the deed to the 40 acres which would be forever known as the Julia Davis Park.

Captial XC team 2007One of the featured items of the renovation is the Rotary Grand Plaza. The new Rotary Grand Plaza will be similar to the Grove downtown, and will be a gathering place for kids to play or even for couples to exchange vows. The Rotary Clubs of Boise have been working toward their donation goal of $150,000, through many events and fundraising opportunities. I ran many cross country races for Capital High School that wrapped through Julia Davis Park. In return for the fond memories of my cross country days I made a $100 contribution to the renovation of the Park at the Julia Davis Gala. If you are interested in making a donation to help the history of the Julia Davis Park to continue, click here.

Also posted on my work website: Echelon Group

 

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