Denver is full of beautiful places to relax and enjoy nature. Check out this list of amazing parks in the Denver area.
Washington ParkS Downing St & E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80209
There is something for everyone at this park. From volleyball to 5k’s to a lazy afternoon on the lake Washington Park is as good as it gets.
I lived pretty far South from Wash Park in high school, and my friends and I would constantly take trips North simply to go to this park. They have a fantastic, beautiful loop for bikers, runners, dog walkers, and nature junkies.
Cheesman ParkFranklin St & 8th St
Denver, CO 80206
A gorgeous park right in town. One of the oldest parks in Denver, with a morbidly neat history as a former cemetery. Good place for a walk, a bike ride, or just chill out with a blanket and some discreet beers.
City Park17th Ave Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80238
Oh, City Park, how I love thee. With your numerous vignettes of smaller green spaces that comprise a super large playground for all ages, there’s always a spot of City Park I’ve yet to discover. Exploring your awesome grounds make any day a good day. Whether you’re grilling out, playing frisbee, running a 5K, or visiting the zoo – there’s always something to uncover.
Confluence Park2200 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
Beautiful spot for locals & tourists alike! A scenic area in between LoDo & LoHi next to REI. At the confluence of the Platte & Cherry Creek rivers, during the summer Confluence Park is a great “beach” spot to hang out with friends/family & keep cool by the water. It’s also an important historical spot in Denver because, in 1858, gold was discovered there, which led to the founding of Denver.
Sloan’s Lake ParkSheridan Blvd & W 17th Ave
One of Denver’s lesser-known treasures is the view from Sloan’s Lake. And the adjacent park is a great place to run, walk, or just gaze at the city reflecting on the water.