Information on exactly how Sloans Lake was established is still a little foggy but numerous accounts lay claim it was formed with the rupture of a natural spring by local homesteader Thomas F. Sloan.

From early on Sloans Lake neighborhood has had a long tradition in bringing community together by investing in amusement and recreation. The Dragon Boat Festival, which draw thousands of people each year, summer concerts in the park and spectacular July 4th fireworks are just a few highlights the park has to offer. In addition, recently completed Denver Parks an Recreation’s phase two of the Sloans Lake Master Plan have residents enjoying a new marina and west-end park improvements.

While the park may draw many people to the neighborhood, it’s diverse community,  wide tree-lined streets, beautifully maintained bungalows, ranches and post-modern homes also lure potential residents to the Sloans Lake area.

Residents of Sloans Lake can enjoy shops, markets, restaurants and the impressive lake view and cityscape along Sheridan Blvd. Also easily accessible is the well known Highlands Square at 32nd and Lowell with over 90 business options of wine, cheese, restaurants, wellness centers and boutique retail shops.

Lifestyle Highlights

Highlands Square – Over 90 businesses catering to every want and need.

Highlands Street Fair – Held annually in June, residents can enjoy live music, great food, beer gardens, over 150 vendors and runs from 10am – dusk.

Toast! Wine & Spirits – Boutique shop specializing in unique and premium wine, beer and spirits while offering the staples too. A very knowledgable and friendly staff can help you find anything you’re looking for.

A New Spirit Wellness Center – One of Colorado’s top spas for over 8 years, New Spirit considers itself more of a holistic healing center and offers every kind of treatment for the mind, body and spirit at the most affordable price in town. Featuring Floatation therapy.

Sloan’s Lake – Second largest park in Denver (next to City Park)  at 177 acres, offering activities including hiking, jogging and bicycling around the 3 mile lake, fishing and boating, volleyball, tennis and basketball. It is also the home to the Dragon Boat Festival each year.

Dragon Boat Festival – Held on the east side of the lake usually in late July, the Dragon Boat Festival features a diverse range of food and entertainment, dragon boat racing and a wide scope of Asian Pacific Islander communities.

  • Wonderful city and mountain views
  • Only park in Denver for waterskiing and jet skiing
  • Beautiful lake-side homes
  • Sloan’s Lake
  • Bronco’ Stadium (Sports Authority Field)
  • Lakeside Amusement Par
  • Denver Bike Routes (D-8, D-6, D-1)
  • Driving and plenty of on-street parking
  • Limit RTD bus lines; on main thoroughfare only
  • Walking is limited but accessible to lake and Highland Square.

Neighborhood Boundaries

Sheridan Blvd – Federal Blvd

W 29 Ave – W 17th Ave

Surrounding Hoods



West Colfax

Public Schools

Brown International Academy (ECE – 5)

Lake International Middle School (6 – 8)

STRIVE Prep Lake Campus (6 – 8)

CEC Middle College of Denver (9 – 12)

North High School (9- 12)

Defining Qualities

Parks, Denver bike routes, tree-lined streets, on-street parking.

“Although I am new to Denver, I found the perfect starter home in Sloan’s Lake neighborhood. What I love about the neighborhood is anywhere you live you’re close to the lake. Plus, my neighbors are constantly looking out for each other. It’s a great neighborhood for a single woman, families and professionals.
Bridgette H2 year resident of Sloan’s Lake