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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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  • October 3, 2017
    We spent an enjoyable hour or so walking around Washington Park. The morning was sunny and warm and the flowers were in bloom. It is quite a relaxing environment. There were lots of people walking, ru...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    A beautiful walking park and venue for the annual Parkinson’s Walk to revise funds for research. Also, a great spot to meet family and friends for in-city nature time.  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    A very beautiful park to visit, offering several options for circuits requiring no physical effort. A wide variety of trees and flowers and a very relaxing Lake tour.
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  • June 7, 2017
    This was a bustling yet beautiful location for my friend's simple wedding. Parking for our section was very limited but it was easy enough to find a space in the neighborhood. We are from out of town and had heard mixed opinions so I was happy to see that it was a popular and well kept park. Seems very family friendly as well.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful park. A must see. It has a lovely outdoor fireplace, 2 lakes. Animal friendly. Lots of restrooms. Local restaurants nearby are good. Pricey but good.
  • July 4, 2017
    DON'T PAY FOR A PICNIC SPOT AT WASH PARK (DENVER PARKS & REC)! Purchased a picnic spot from Denver Parks and Rec. After about an hour into our family oriented gathering, the ranger came by and harassed us. After making us get rid of our beer, half my party left. Ruined the picnic. Then she kept lurking around to make sure we stayed in compliance. Point being that they disabled our family party. Do yourself a favor and dont get a permit for your group as it just attracts attention of the rangers. Keep your family away from the "official picnic" areas.
  • June 15, 2017
    We hit up the public pool. It was nice. Not crowded and the staff was helpful. The park itself seemed great. There were activities going on everywhere.
  • June 14, 2017
    I love this park so much. The path is perfect for bike riding or an evening walk. It makes me happy seeing all the people playing volleyball.

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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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