City Park

The City Park neighborhood, including City Park South and City Park West, is named for the 320-acre park modeled after New York’s Central Park.  Work on City Park began in the 1870’s and serves as an important example of Denver’s City Beautiful movement.  The 1913 addition of the golf course just north of 23 Avenue expanded the park to 480 acres.  The park not only includes the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science, but also welcomes visitors to the lake, playgrounds and walking paths.  A free jazz concert series is held every summer.

The City Park neighborhood includes Denver Squares and bungalows built in the late 1890s and early 1900s including the elegant Frank Smith mansion at 18th and York.  The neighborhood’s rare combination of expansive park space and excellent proximity to downtown make is a popular choice for Denver residents.

BOUNDARIES:  NORTH – E. 26th Avenue  SOUTH – E. Colfax Avenue  EAST – Colorado Boulevard  WEST – York Street

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