There’s no question about it, City Park is one of the most lively and interesting neighborhoods in all of Denver.

City Park was already well underway by the time the City Beautiful movement of 1893 was implemented. Designed to mimic New York’s Central Park, it became so expansive the entire residential neighborhood would wind up being only two blocks wide and running only one mile long making it a low-residency area.

Well kept properties and beautiful tree-lined streets, stately Denver squares, Queen Anne, Victorians and bungalows and some high rise apartments are attractive, however, the ease of walking to local shops, restaurants and entertainment on historic Colfax Ave’s in the Bluebird District is a big draw for most residents. Ok, maybe the 330 acres of park, the largest in Denver, could also be the draw for families and individuals. Biking, boating, tennis and golf, City Park is also home to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, two lakes, a boathouse and City Park Golf Course.

If you lived here you would never have to leave.

Lifestyle Highlights

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

  • 330 acre city park with a multitude of activities and attractions
  • 18 hole golf course in the middle of the city
  • Centrally located to get anywhere in Denver with ease
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver IMAX Theater
  • City Park Golf Course (18 hole)
  • City Park
  • Historic Colfax Ave’s Bluebird District
  • Denver Bike Routes (D-13, D-8)
  • Driving and plenty of on-street parking
  • Easy access to RTD bus lines
  • A great neighborhood for walking

Neighborhood Boundaries

York St – Colorado Blvd

E 23rd Ave – E Colfax Ave

Surrounding Hoods

Capitol Hill

Congress Park

North Park Hill

South Park Hill

Public Schools

Columbine Elementary (ECE – 6)

Barrett Elementary (ECE – 5)

Morey Middle School (6 – 8)

East High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

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

“I consider living in City Park the best place in Denver. Where else can you get these kind of views? I love how cool my neighborhood is. We go to park nearly every day and countdown until the summer music series starts and when we can head to the farmer’s market. I love that it has everything we need.”


Rob M – 9 year resident of City Park