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Washington Park, Denver
(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Washington Park a part of your Denver vacation plans using our Denver tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Washington Park is worth a visit any time of the year. In spring and summer, the gardens are bright with flowers. In fall the trees are bright. Winter brings views of the snow capped Rockies. At Wash ...  more »
  • Not overly crowded for a weekday. Views were nice. Lots of green space. Overall, not bad for a park. 
  • I cannot explain how much I like this park. I use the park at least four time a week. It has a great rec center and you can find tennis, basketball, volleyball, and more pretty much every day of the w...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful lake view. I enjoy the garden path alive and well in October. Open space and trees are pretty amazing considering it's in the city. Only draw back no City views. However easier to get to than other city parks.
  • A nice park for going for a walk or run. It's definitely not big enough for anything but the most casual of rides, though. When I've visited I've found there to be ample parking around the park but this was probably at offpeak times and probably offpeak days.
  • Great park with plenty of opportunities to be active. There are trails for biking, running, or walking; lots of open grassy areas for volleyball or laying out and relaxing; as well as two lakes, tennis courts, gardens, horseshoe pits, lawn bowling, kids playgrounds, and a recreation center to enjoy.
  • Nice big park although it is beginning to suffer from its popularity! Definitely try and bike if you can to avoid the congestion from parking.
  • Always a good place to run year round. Pull up bars available. Huge open lawn area good fit frisbee, volleyball, etc.