Washington Park or “Wash Park” to the locals, is one of Denver’s most beloved neighborhoods. It’s best known for the 155-acre park at its center with two pristine lakes and lush gardens modeled after George Washington’s gardens at Mount Vernon. Incredible walking and running trails promote an active healthy lifestyle, and residents enjoy a number of thoughtful community events. The park itself is recognized as the southernmost park in Denver’s historic parkway system – planned in 1907 to connect all of Denver’s parks by parkway avenues throughout the city’s most prestigious in town neighborhoods. The neighborhood is home to a mixed demographic, most being drawn to its park amenities and shared love of the outdoors. Urban living and a strong sense of community are also a big draw. Among the many perks of this special neighborhood, Old South Gaylord Street, a one block “Main Street” offers boutique shops, small businesses, and charming restaurants. Living here is truly a lifestyle choice, with a small town atmosphere close to the center of the city. Architecturally, the neighborhood was originally a mixture of styles, including Craftsman Bungalows, Tudors, Georgians, Four Squares, and Victorians – all built prior to 1940. Today the neighborhood blends an eclectic mix of original homes with newly built moderns. Home prices range from $800,000 up to several million and they are worth every penny.
- Washington Park—155-acres, two lakes, and picturesque gardens.
- Old South Gaylord Shopping District
- Bonnie Brae Shopping District
- Light Rail Connection
- Annual Turkey Trot supporting United Way