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City Park - Denver, Denver

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City Park is an urban park and neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The park is and is located in east-central Denver. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, and a boathouse. City Park is also the name of the neighborhood that contains the park, though the park is the vast majority of the neighborhood. To the immediate north of the park is the City Park Golf Course. City Park is the largest and most notable park in Denver.GeographyThe park is located in east-central Denver slightly more than a mile east of Downtown. The park is a mile long and three-quarters of a mile wide. The park's boundaries are: West-York Street South-17th Avenue East-Colorado Boulevard North-23rd Avenue. The City Park neighborhood has the same boundaries except for having Colfax Avenue as its southern boundary, which is two blocks south of 17th Avenue. Therefore, the entirety of the neighborhood is only two blocks wide, but about a mile long. The area in the southwest corner of the neighborhood consists of East High School and a green area called the City Park Esplanade, which in some ways extends the park south two blocks to Colfax Avenue. The eastern part of the neighborhood around Colfax Avenue (along with parts of the Congress Park neighborhood across Colfax) is also known as the "Bluebird District", for the Bluebird Theatre located on Colfax and the urban developments around that area. There is also a neighborhood called "City Park West", which is located just west of the park to Downing Street and commonly known as Uptown. It has the same southern and northern borders as City Park, and has York Street as its eastern border.
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  • Convenient location in a nice neighborhood. Lovely place to walk around the lake. Lots of couples and dogs. You can golf there too.  more »
  • Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of nature and science is located in the Denver city park, the other away from golf to tennis courts, baseball fields, just north. Denver central city bodies and car one-way distance for about five minutes. Great views of the Rocky Mountain Museum West from downtown skyscrapers and the background.
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  • I think this is the most underrated park in Denver, despite being the biggest and just 1.5 miles from downtown. It houses the Zoo and Museum of Nature & Science, and there are a few lakes/ponds, socce...  more »
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  • Great park! One of the largest parks in Denver. Plenty of open space to hangout. There are quite a few shady spots for refuge on a hot day.
  • Beautiful park. I've played bocce ball here, rode the paddle boats, played on the playscape with my son. The view from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a great picture.
  • Great with the lake and museums and zoo being great spots. Mile high, 5k is great.
  • Except for the goose poo everywhere, this place is perfect for an afternoon jog, relaxing with friends, or just spending some time in the outdoors.
  • Scenic and spacious park with way too many geese. Still worth visiting.