Some of Boise's biggest, best parks are named after women who played integral roles in the city's growth and prosperity: Kathryn Albertson, Julia Davis, Ann Morrison, Dona Larsen. We are familiar with these parks insofar as the amenities they offer and how convenient the are when we're in the mood for a picnic or rousing round of Frisbee, but we don't often know their history.
Become park proficient on First Thursday with a one-hour Julia Davis Park Docent Tour. Tours begin at 4 p.m. in the Rose Garden Gazebo and as you walk through Boise's flagship park, you'll learn more about it as your guide points out historically significant sites and markers, and you'll see why Julia Davis Park is the "cultural and historic heart of Boise." Tour registration is required. Register online at juliadavispark.org or by calling 208-338-9108.