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Washington Park, Denver

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#5 of 13 in Parks in Denver
One of the city's most popular recreational areas, Washington Park boasts an array of opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the historic 67 hectare (165 acre) park, originally built in 1899, and wander its multitude of paths and trails by foot or bicycle. Or swing by the boat rental center at the lake and view the park from the water as you paddle around. Don't miss taking a stroll through the surrounding neighborhoods, which are also included on the National Register, and admiring the multitude of 19th- and 20th-century brick homes in the area. Using our online itinerary creator, Denver attractions like Washington Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wash park it somewhere we visit every time we are in town it's relaxing and fun for the whole family .  more »
  • It's a nice park. A great place to go to relax or get some exercise. Great for everyone. But there's nothing too special about it.  more »
  • Join the joggers, walkers, and cyclists in this popular (and crowded) city park for your daily exercise or just admire the views of the mountains. There's a big pond where you can rent paddle boats. I...  more »
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  • Washington Park is a good place to spend your time on weekends. The park attracts lots of people but still it is very peaceful place. You can come for cycling, jogging or walk. You will see lots of people playing volleyball and other games during daytime in winters. There is a small beautiful lake which freezes in winter. Sometimes it does get dirty because of lots of ducks. Plenty of parking space is there and locality is really nice.
  • Outstanding park right in south central Denver. Well planned and maintained recreational spaces, including clearly marked and separated cycling, running and walking lanes. Nice open space for picnics, with Denver County Rec Center in the middle of the park. Love coming here with the kids and the dog!
  • My favorite park of all times! It has the lakes, and the spaces for almost any park activity, from the playground for kids to the pedal boats in summer for everyone and the areas where you can play tennis or soccer for example. It always looks beautiful with the fresh flowers and many birds. Great place to jug, bike, skate, walk your dog, or watch your kids play.
  • One of my favorite parks in the area. There is so much to look at between the beautiful homes that line the park to the green spaces the people playing tennis the Garden area all the activity from different people cycling walking running and plenty of dogs. I also like that there are essentially three different paths you can choose to use depending on whether you want to walk jog on softer or harder surface and then there is a separate path for bikes so that they can move faster and not run people over LOL. It's also a nice distance around so whether you want to do two miles or closer to 5 you can make one or two loops and get plenty of distance in.
  • nice place to go walkies with the doggie, butt there's lots of goose poop. Otherwise quite pleasant!

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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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