Here Are The 5 Most Beautiful Parks In The Denver Area

Denver is full of beautiful places to relax and enjoy nature. Check out this list of amazing parks in the Denver area.

Washington Park

S 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 Park

Franklin 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 Park

17th 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 Park

2200 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 Park

Sheridan Blvd & W 17th Ave
Denver, CO 

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.

9 comments
Ginger Brown
Ginger Brown

I love all 5 parks. I live by and grew up in Wash Park. Love it! I am so sad they painted the boathouse beige. So blah!

Linda Gentry
Linda Gentry

Love this picture!! Speaks volumes for my birth/home state!!

Jasmin Graiff
Jasmin Graiff

Anna Johansson Ana Ge ! Makes me think of our day at city park ! Good old times :)