City Park

About this Neighborhood

As Denver's ultimate urban park neighborhood and a hotspot for the city's best gatherings and events, you won't walk far without running into fun in City Park. The centerpiece of this commuter-friendly neighborhood is the 330-acre City Park, which truly lives up to its name because it is, unequivocally, "the city's park."

Inside City Park sits the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the City Park Golf Course to appease your inner animal lover, brainiac and pro player. Plus, you can paddleboat on beautiful Ferril Lake, experience all that is City Park Jazz (free concerts every weekend all summer) and take in some of the best views in Denver-not to mention multiple festivals, races, and a local farmers market. The Carla Madison Recreation Center located on Colfax Avenue is a new state-of-the-art recreation center that has 2 pools, a weight area, a cardio area, and much more! The City Park area keeps its cool courtesy of a melting-pot mix of residents and a more suburban feel that's less dense and more "destination."

Neighborhood Features

  • Proximity: Close to downtown and Restaurant Row; easy access to major roadways for quick commuting, Mercy Medical Center
  • Entertainment: City Park, Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, City Park Golf Course, tennis courts, lakes with paddleboats, running and bike paths, City Park Jazz, Tattered Cover Book Store, Blue Bird Theater
  • Food: Hot Cakes Diner, The Cherry Tomato, Mezcal, Denver Biscuit Company, Annie’s Cafe, Goosetown Tavern, Tommy’s Thai
  • Nearby Schools: Historic East High School (local band The Fray’s filming site for their music video, Over my Head, and boasts three members of Earth, Wind, and Fire as well as a handful of other celebs as alums)
  • Walk Score: 76 Transit Score: 55 Bike Score: 88