By 1886 Denver’s development and population had grown enough for Washington Park neighborhood to become Denver’s first city suburb which established itself around the 162 acre park.

The boathouse pavilion, two lakes, tennis courts, 2.6 miles jogging loop, lawn bowling greens, horseshoe court, soccer fields, basketball court and the colorful flower beds along Downing Street are only a few things that make Wash Park not only the busiest recreational center in Denver but also the most popular.

Few neighborhoods in Denver are as centrally located as Wash Park and have such easy access to I-25, the Light-Rail, and other convenient commuting options. In addition, well manicured properties, beautifully tree-lined streets and diverse architecture such as bungalows, duplexes, “pop-tops” and some high rises make this neighborhood a high-demand area.

Far enough from the city but with the ease of central location, Old South Gaylord St. is the popular block for neighbors to stroll and enjoy over 60 businesses. From shopping and dining to yoga and doggie day care, everyone will enjoy the charm of this quiet neighborhood life.

Young families, professionals and retirees will find Wash Park is a perfect place to call home.

Lifestyle Highlights

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

Old South Gaylord Street – Shopping, dining, health and beauty, art and fashion, Old South Gaylord Street is a destination shopping district for the neighborhood.

Single Track – Since 1997 this small, locally owned business provids top service and selection of bikes and boards.

Japon – Locally owned and operated, the sushi house has been a dining destination not just for the neighborhood residents but for Denverites all around the metro area. Open seven days a week and also serving lunch.

Wash Park Grille –  Wash Park Grille has been a local favorite for over 15 years. This neighborhood standby offers good food, a great patio and a cool lounge for chillin’ out.

Silk Road -Hand crafted jewelry, home accessories, clothing and artisan gifts, there is something for everyone in this boutique shop.

  • First Denver suburb
  • Most popular park in Denver
  • Stunning cityscape and mountain views
  • Wash Park
  • Old South Gaylord St
  • Ritchie Center
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center
  • Denver Bike Routes (D-14, D-11)
  • Driving and plenty of on-street parking
  • Very limited RTD bus lines; on main thoroughfares only
  • Light Rail station at Louisiana
  • Walking limited to the neighborhood

Neighborhood Boundaries

S Downing St – University Blvd

I – 25 – E  Alameda Ave

Surrounding Hoods

West Wash Park

Bonnie Brae

Country Club


Public Schools

Steele Elementary (ECE – 5)

Lincoln Elementary (ECE – 5

South High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Parks, neighborhood shopping and restaurant, Denver bike routes, tree-lined streets, on-street parking

“The number one think I love about my neighborhood is the park. It is one of the most beautiful places in the city. I am happy to be among such a great neighborhood community that takes pride in their homes and looks out for one another. I grew up in this neighborhood and can’t think of any reason to leave!


Susan SLifetime resident of Wash Park