Briefing Scheduled in Julia Davis Facelift Competition 

No, we're not talking Extreme Makeover: Parks Edition. Just a little competition to help give Julia Davis Park a few nips and tucks.

Boise Parks & Rec is inviting teams of architects, graphic designers, landscape architects and artists to attend a tour and technical briefing about the Julia Davis Park juried design competition on December 8 at 1 p.m.

The design competition is intended to stimulate public interest and awareness of the park's importance in the life of the city by generating new designs for park facilities and historical amenities in the park. The competition is just one of several events planned to commemorate the park's 100-year anniversary.

Proposed improvements include a plaza, new shelter and restrooms, park entrance from the Boise State footbridge, new picnic shelters, renovation of existing restrooms and pathway nodes.

The top three teams in the design competition will receive a contract for professional services to complete the design documents and $25,000 has been budgeted for the competition (this includes an honorarium for the finalists). Private donors contributed $21,000 for the competition and the remaining funds are provided by the city.

After the December 8 informational meeting, design teams have little more than a month to complete their proposals--contest entries are due on January 13. Informational packets are available from kbarrett@cityofboise.org or 384-4060, ext. 326.

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