Washington Park 101: A Sneak Peek of the Neighborhood

Washington Park 101: A Sneak Peek of the Neighborhood

April 7, 2014  |  Denver Neighborhood Guide

Perhaps the easiest neighborhood to find in all of Denver.

Just go look for THE Washington Park and hinged around it so no other than the Washington Park neighborhood.

Washington Park


The 162-acre Washington Park was designed between 1899 and 1908 by a man named Reinhard Schuetze. It includes an exact replica of Martha Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon. Within the park, you will see the Smith and Grasmere lakes, the busiest recreation center in Denver, 54 beautiful flowerbeds, a croquet field, a basketball and roller blade court, 10 tennis courts, 1 horseshoe court, and two huge playgrounds. Washington Park epitomizes Denver as the most active, healthiest city in the country.

Washington Park is one of Denver’s first suburbs. Located in South Central Denver, the Wash Park (as it’s fondly called by the residents) neighborhood is divided into two areas: Washington Park and Washington Park West. The separation here is nothing but a mere divide that goes down Downing Street as the two neighborhoods are united as pancakes and honey, salt and pepper, and pizza and beer  could ever be! Although they are operated by different neighborhood associations, Washington Park and Washington Park West work in conjunction with each other.

What makes Wash Park an appealing neighborhood to live in? Foremost is its central location, backed up by its convenient proximity to hip coffee shops, must-try restaurants and barsshopping places and for many music lovers, amazing record stores. These are precisely the same reasons that make Wash Park an inviting area to visit when one is in Denver.


Wash Park flowers

Wash Park fields

Community Information

Being the largest park in the district, not to mention a historic figure being over 100 years old, Washington Park is no stranger in hosting grand events. In one calendar year, it hosts over 250 picnic permits!

Its unique features include a 2.6 mile jogging path and two of the most extravagant flower gardens in Denver.

Washington Park is a terrific place to hang out during the summer to take in the free concerts held in the park. The Colorado Symphony plays at the park in June every year. For special events, the renovated boathouse pavilion is available to rent. The variety of shops and restaurants surrounding the park also make it a favorite tourist attraction.


Living Facts

Wash Park neighborhood

Holding the prestige of being one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver, Washington Park features many early twentieth century brick houses and in West Washington Park, several late nineteenth century architectures.

There are some commercial areas such as Alameda Avenue and Gaylord Street, and some smaller corner stores that are stationed at stops of the old streetcars that go down the residential streets.

Washington Park neighborhood borders 1-25, which now covers the RTD light rail. The Broadway Station connects the West Washington Park to the light rail network while the Louisiana/Pearl station and University of Denver stations serve the southern area.



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