Concentrated around one of the most popular parks in the metro area, Washington Park is also one of oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Located in the middle of south Denver “Wash Park” has both an east and west side with the main attraction being the public park
The park is over a hundred years old and is a long, rectangular shape that covers more than 165-acres making it one of the biggest parks in Denver. Named after our first president George Washington, the park has many things to love. Two scenic lakes and lots of open space create a beautiful setting for the park that features one of Denver’s trendiest running paths – a 2.6-mile jogging path around the perimeter of the park. Within the park, you’ll also find the city’s largest flower garden consisting of 54 flower beds and the Mile High City’s busiest recreation center. And if that’s not enough, there are also two playgrounds, ten tennis courts and several soccer fields. Smith Lake has a boathouse pavilion that can be rented out for parties or special occasions and over 250 picnic permits are granted annually. Free concerts during the summer have become also become a huge hit with locals.
The residential part of neighborhood is very unique and important to the history of Denver as some of the houses in West Wash Park are early twentieth century and late ninetieth century Victorians that are some of the city’s oldest. However, the area is slowly going through development and new luxury homes, apartments and condos are becoming more abundant. Washington Park has become more popular in recent years thanks to its central location and closeness to the park and many businesses. A younger crowd is slowly settling in the Wash Park area giving the neighborhood an attractable energy and new life.