Named after the Chamberlin Observatory this small subdivision of University neighborhood has its own distinguishable characteristics that set it apart. Although in common it shares similar architecture of Denver Mods and Ranches, there are a greater number of grand estate Mansions with attached carriage houses, many of which home owners lease out.

This highly residential neighborhood shares many features of the DU (University of Denver) neighborhood like access to retail and entertainment centers but without the fervor of student life.

Proximity so close to the Ritchie Center and Newman center, residents can enjoy many of the attractions they have to offer. Or, why not walk over to Chamberlin Observatory and take a look at the stars? No matter what your preference, Observatory Park’s central location and easy access to I-25 and Light Rail stations make it an ideal neighborhood for anyone.

Lifestyle Highlights

Harvard Gulch Park – Featuring a 9-hole par 3 golf course, outdoor pool, walking paths and fitness center.

Newman Center for Performing Arts – Performance center for live music, opera and dance.

Ritchie Center – Complete complex for athletics, fitness, student programs, hockey, youth programs, events and concerts.

Chamberlin Observatory – Hosting weekly public nights on most Tuesday and Thursday nights. Check out the stars!

Wash Park – For picnics, athletic activities, boating or enjoying the flower gardens.

Restaurants of DU – There are loads of casual, fun restaurants in the area including the original Chipotle. Click on ‘Restaurants of DU’ to find out more.

  • Neighborhood originally built around DU (Denver University)
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Neighborhood named after Chamberlin Observatory
  • University of Denver
  • Newman Center for Performing Arts
  • Ritchie Center
  • Denver Soccer Stadium
  • Wellshire Municipal Golf Course (18 hole)
  • Denver Bike Route (D-18, D-11, D-9)
  • Limited RTD bus line; on main thoroughfares only
  • Two Light-Rail access
  • Close to I-25
  • Five Denver B-Cycle stations

Neighborhood Boundaries

E Evans Ave – E Yale Ave

S University Blvd – S Colorado Blvd

Surrounding Hoods

Wash Park



Public Schools

University Park Elementary (ECE – 5)

Merrill Middle School (6 – 8)

South High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Parking, walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, Denver B-Cycle stations, Denver bike routes, tree-lined streets, golf course, on-street parking.

“What I like most about my neighborhood is how historic it feels. I love walking through the neighborhood and looking at all the different homes. There are a lot of families and neighbors that look out for each other and I like how close everybody is.


Jenny B 1.5 year resident of Observatory Park