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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a great park close to attractions and Trader Joes is down the street. Look on groupon for discounts.  more »
  • Nice, safe place for a walk. Beautifully kept grounds. Very clean and maintained. Have yet to see anyone at the water toy rental place during their business hours.  more »
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  • Went to the science and nature museum. With our membership to the Salt Lake Natural History Museum we got in free. We only had to pay for the Viking exhibit. Kids loved the museum and want to go back. We only stayed a day and maybe saw half.
  • Great urban park with paved track for roller blades, bikes, skate boards, walking running, etc. Several places to set up and picnic under large trees and next to a clean man-made pond. Events are held here quite often during the summer and it is a great place to meet up with friends or family and enjoy nature while still being close to home.
  • Very large park with a science museum and zoo attached. Free Jazz concerts are put on every Sunday evening during the summer. Homeless can be a problem here. Last time I was walking through the park I spotted a homeless woman peeing on a bench. :-/
  • A well kept, dog friendly park. They have numerous events throughout the year that take place under the pavilion. The jazz festival is always a highlight of the year.
  • I feel odd rating a park, but City Park is an awesome park. There is a spectacular view from the East end of the park. If you can get past the massive geese population, it's a great place to have a late afternoon picnic and stay until sunset to catch the sun setting on the city with the mountains as its backdrop.

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