Wash Park is bordered by Alameda Avenue to the North, I-25 to the South, University Boulevard to the East, and Downing Street to the West.
Washington Park – or Wash Park as the locals call it - could arguably hold the title of the most well-known neighborhood outside of Denver’s city center. And rightfully so. The homes are well loved and adorned with gardens, plants, and landscaping. It boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the city, and has easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities. With something to do every day of the week, what is not to love about this scenic community?
Residents living there divide themselves into two official neighborhoods, Wash Park and Wash Park West. Although people who don’t live there mostly refer to the area just as Wash Park. The borders of the neighborhoods are Broadway to the west, Cherry Creek to the north, University Boulevard to the east, and I-25 to the south, with Downing Street dividing West Washington Park from East Washington Park.
One of the best attributes of the Wash Park neighborhood is its central setting, just a few dozen blocks from downtown and with easy access to I-25. Nearby is South Pearl Street, home to galleries, wine and cocktail bars, high-end boutiques, and some of Denver’s finest restaurants.
Charming retail enclaves such as Bonnie Brae and Old South Gaylord, together with excellent access to Cherry Creek Mall and bustling area commercial centers, have made Wash Park one of the most coveted urban neighborhoods in Denver.
At over 100 years old, Washington Park is the largest Park in the Denver. A haven for cyclists, walkers, and joggers, Washington Park also hosts soccer leagues, volleyball tournaments, tennis clubs, and flag football on its lush playing fields. It also has two lakes and a recently renovated rec center. The recreation center, one of the busiest in the city, offers classes and programs for all ages.
Classic bungalows, Denver Squares, and a colorful array of handsome Victorian-Era homes, including Queen Anne’s, surround the park itself, putting every resident between Lincoln Street and University within an easy walk of its ample amenities.
Throughout the year, a seemingly endless series of fitness events, such as the ever-popular Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and the spring Furry Scurry, draw enthusiastic participants from all over the city. Washington Park is truly the heart and soul of this wonderfully scenic and cohesive neighborhood, where all are welcome to experience the urban outdoors at its absolute best.