Washington Park is the largest park in this district and is over 100 years old. It has over 250 picnic permits and has a 2.6 mile jogging path. It’s the busiest recreation center in Denver and has 2 of the most flamboyant flower gardens with 54 flower beds in an informal arrangement. It also has 2 playgrounds for you and your kids to enjoy, basketball courts, many places to play volleyball, a horseshoe court, lakes and a pond. This park has everything you could need and more!
People began to settle around the fringes of a buffalo wallow near the north end of Washington Park in the 1860s. South Denver (as it came to be called) was annexed by Denver in the 1890s and construction on the park began in 1899.
Reinhardt Schuetze, a designer who landscaped Wash Park used native trees and shrubs hauled from the mountains. The design transformed the mud flats into Smith Lake and lily pond and the Grasmere Lake was dug in 1907. 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 Washington Park one of the most coveted urban neighborhoods in Denver.
Wash Park homes are higher end homes with classic bungalows, single family homes, and Victorian-Era homes, putting every resident between Lincoln Street and University within an ease walking to all amenities.
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.