Welcome to Washington Park
One of Denver's most iconic, centrally located, and picture-perfect neighborhoods.
Between the scenic park views, chic cafes and high-end restaurants, unique location, and beautiful architecture, Washington Park is an ideal neighborhood to call home in Denver, Colorado. This neighborhood is well known for its Washington Park, a majestic outdoor space with a 2.5-mile trail perfect for walking, jogging, or even interacting with loved ones, and its unique history and architecture. From old-fashioned Victorian houses to newer, modern homes, there's a home to fit each lifestyle. Washington Park is close to downtown Denver, so commuting to work will never be a problem.
What to Love
- Proximity to Denver's most popular park with two lakes, a boat house, and scenic views
- Old South Gaylord Street’s incredible restaurants and shops
- Historic charm
Washington Park is loved by the people who live there. With its namesake park only a short walk away, this neighborhood is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. A 2.6-mile gravel road circles Washington Park, exposing anyone who uses it to gorgeous flowers and scenic lake views. The park itself provides relief from the city, offering residents and tourists a place to relax in the open air.
Upscale restaurants line the streets of this vibrant neighborhood and provide a welcome introduction to this neighborhood. You'll find locals and their dogs strolling down tree-lined streets or grabbing a warm cup of coffee at any of the locally-owned cafes throughout this neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Washington Park has a thriving shopping and restaurant scene. Old Gaylord Street may only be a block long, but it's home to several worthwhile shops, including Wish Boutique, a popular shop selling women's apparel and accessories. If you are looking for a more vibrant shopping experience, the chic Cherry Creek Shopping Center is only a short drive away.
There is no shortage of upscale restaurants in Washington Park. Devil's Food Bakery provides an array of sweet and savory baked treats and coffee. Visit Perdida for tacos, fajitas, and cocktails served in a chic setting with an outdoor terrace. If you are craving delicious pizza, visit Homegrown Tap and Dough. This stylish rustic pizzeria serves wood-fired pies and craft brews. Other stylish restaurants in this neighborhood include The Cookery at Myrtle Hill, Wash Perk, and Kentucky Inn.
Things to Do
Due to its namesake park and many other attractions, there is no shortage of things to do in Washington Park. Washington Park offers free, family-friendly events for people of all ages, including live music, workout classes, kid's activities, and adult kickball leagues. You can also rent a pedal boat or a stand-up paddle boat to ride around one of the two lakes in Washington Park. The Historic South Gaylord Street features fine dining, chic boutiques, and many community events. Historic South Gaylord hosts several events, including Memorial Weekend Kickoff, Farm to Bottle Fall Festival, Holiday Fest, and Summer Festival. This majestic block is home to several locally owned and operated eateries, health and beauty services, sporting goods, fashion, and more.
You can also head to West Wash Park and access the unique restaurants and shops on South Broadway. South Pearl Street is also a popular shopping and dining destination filled with several restaurants, pubs, and small businesses.
Denver County 1 School District serves the Washington Park neighborhood. Top schools in this neighborhood include:
- Steele Elementary School (Public), Grades K-5
- Lincoln Elementary School (Public), Grades PK-6
- Grant Middle School (Public), Grades 6-8
- Denver South High School (Public), Grades 9-12
- St Vincent De Paul School (Private), Grades PK-8
- St Johns Lutheran School (Private), Grades PK-8
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