Spread over 165 acres and located in South Central Denver, Washington Park is one of Denver's largest parks and is over 100 years old. The park is popular among tourists and Denver locals alike, with some comparing it to Central Park in NYC. In 2012, the park was designated as one of the “Great Public Spaces in America“ by the American Planning Association due to its welcoming, unique character and atmosphere encouraging community involvement.
Center for Social Activities
Besides hosting more than 250 picnic permits per year, Washington park features a 2.6-mile jogging path, two wonderful flower gardens, and Denver's busiest recreation center with indoor pool and gym facilities. What's more are plenty of soccer fields, two playgrounds, of which one is handicap accessible, one basketball court, one roller blade court, a horseshoe court, tennis courts, a lawn bowling green as well as two lakes and one pond. Apart from its numerous features, wide-open spaces and 54 colorful flower beds dominate the landscape.
Concerts, Shopping, and Dining
Every summer, the Colorado Symphony plays in the park in June. It is a fantastic place to take in a free concert during warm summer nights. The Denver Country Club's annual fireworks do also take place in the park in July. Visitors who are interested in shopping and dining will be well served on Old South Gaylord Street and on South Pearl Street.