Prior to Mayor Speer’s City Beautiful Plan of the late 1800’s, the Congress Park neighborhood was know as Cemetery Hill. With the relocation of the grave site and the development of the park, Congress Park has become one of Denver’s most sought after neighborhoods.

From the Grand homes along 7th Ave Parkway to the Denver Squares, bungalows, Victorians, Art Deco apartments and high rises, Congress Parks has the most exciting and eclectic mix of architecture.

The revitalization of historic Colfax Ave and corridors like 6th Ave and 12th Ave between Cook St and Monroe St offer residents of the neighborhood a multitude of shopping, restaurants, retail and yoga. Yet, if you can’t find what you need in the ‘hood, Congress Parks’ central location can get you anywhere in the city in minutes.

The park itself is not only enjoyed by its own community but attractively lures other neighborhood residents with the abundance of tennis courts, an outdoor public swimming pool, play ground and multiple athletic fields.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon picnic or take a stroll through the neighborhood to the nearby Denver Botanical Gardens. Either way you’ll find this is a perfect place to call home.

Lifestyle Highlights

City Park Jazz (Summer months only) – This summer concert series is a Denver tradition and has been running for over 130 years.

Wild Flowers – Boutique shop offering unique hand crafted gifts and furniture.

Bluebird Theater – Established in 1922, this historically renowned theater is perfect as an intimate concert venue.

The Bar Car – Originally called the Recovery Room and catering to exhausted doctors and nurses of the nearby hospital, The Bar Car still remains true to creating a relaxed environment for cocktails and games.

Tattered Cover Book Store – One of the foremost independent bookstores in America, Tattered Cover Book Store has been a favorite of locals for over 40 years.

Josephine Garden’s – One of Denver’s few “off-leash” dog parks where Fido can run free.

Denver Film Center – The official home of the Denver Film Society which started in 1978 and the annual Denver Film Festival which promotes film making and film as an art form.

City Park Farmer’s Market (mid May – Oct) – Less crowded than the popular Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market, City Park Farmer’s Market has lush green space all around for a perfect picnic afternoon.

Denver Zoo Lights (Dec 3 – January 2) – Holiday light safari with over 150 animated animal sculptures, it’s perfect for the kid in all of us.

Barolo Grill – Definitely a Denver standby, Blair Taylor’s Barolo Grill has provided delicious authentic Italian cuisine since 1992.

  • Community park with swimming pools, tennis courts and three athletic fields
  • Small neighborhood retail districts
  • Redevelopment of 9th and Colorado
  • Congress Park
  • Denver Botanical Gardens
  • City Park
  • City Park Golf Course (18 holes)
  • Cheesman Park
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center
  • Cherry Creek North
  • Four nearby hospitals
  • Denver Bike Routes (D-13, D-12, D-10)
  • Driving and plenty of on-street parking
  • Limited RTD bus lines; on main thoroughfares only
  • Denver B-Cycle Station (Denver Botanical Gardens)
  • Super ped friendly (walkable!)

Neighborhood Boundaries

Josephine St – Colorado Blvd

6th Ave – Colfax Ave

Surrounding Hoods

Capitol Hill

City Park

Cherry Creek

Cheesman Park

Public Schools

Teller Elementary School (ECE – 5)

Morey Middle School  (6 – 8)

East High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Parks, walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, Denver B-Cycle station, off-leash dog park, tree-lined streets, golf course, farmer’s market, on-street parking

“The best part about living in Congress Park is how centrally located everything is. With ease I can get to Cherry Creek and Downtown and any other shopping I need. Neighbors are always look out and helping one another. The old city feel and established properties is what initially drew me to the area.”


Kim K – 19 year resident of Congress Park