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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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  • A great and beautiful park where you can ride a bike, walk or just sit in the grass/turf to rest. There are small lakes with ducks and geese that turn next to you. A perfect place, in the open air.
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  • A beautiful and very large city park. Many things to do. Playground. Golf course. Pond with paddle boat rentals. The Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science are located here also.  more »
  • I've been coming here since I was a kid. It is big, and has everything a city park needs. There are lakes, ducks, geese, fish, baseball diamonds, a museum, a planetarium, and I-Max. There is plenty of...  more »
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  • We went for Zoo Lights this year! The displays we're beautiful and we even saw some of the nocturnal animals playing. Plus the staff was friendly and engaging. The zoo is always a good choice if you are looking for a reasonable priced family event!
  • Expansive park in the heart of Denver's residential neighborhoods. I commute via bike through it every morning and it's certainly a highlight for my day. Many runners, leashed dogs, walkers enjoy this space regularly. It is also home to the Denver Zoo, the Nature and Science museum, tennis courts, a pond with paddleboats, and a public gazebo for booking events. Great view of downtown and the mountains (as well as sunsets) from the eastern side. Love this park
  • This is such a great park - its own green space, plus the zoo and museum nearby. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for some outdoors time. There's lots of parking as well, so it is generally easily accessible. Just a beautiful space in the middle of Denver.
  • Great escape from the city. Wonderful views of the park and Denver's skyline from the base of the Museum of Nature and Science. This is a great city park to go to if you want to unwind. During the summers, check out Jazz at the Park!
  • One of the best parks in the city. Great old wooden playground and lots of old trees and shade. Don’t miss Jazz in the Park during the summer.

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For a touch of class near all Denver's major attractions, book a room at one of the city's historical hotels, built during the late-19th century silver rush. Denver's oldest hotels feature opulent oak furnishings, silver chandeliers, and frescoed walls, as well as spacious rooms packed with high-tech gadgets. If you're planning your visit on a limited budget, consider the affordable hostels and bed and breakfasts located outside the central part of town. Alternatively, you can also stay at one of the mid-range hotels near the airport.
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