It’s no secret that our outdoor scene here in Colorado is world class. Our real estate market remains strong because people move here from all around the country to be close to some of the best skiing, hiking and biking trails, hunting, fishing, rafting and rock climbing around. Whether you’re thinking of purchasing real estate in Lowry, Observatory Park, Park Hill, University Park or other Denver neighborhoods, chances are you’ve considered what markets are near-by, which schools are in the area, and what roadways will get you to work - but what about parks and open spaces, proximity to your favorite reservoir or the mountains?
You don’t have to wait until the weekend to enjoy Colorado outdoor recreation, there are approximately 200 parks right here in the Denver metro area to enjoy after a long day at work, or on one of those surprise 65 degree days after a long cold snap.
Denver’s largest park is City Park, located in near the Park Hill and City Park neighborhoods. City Park covers several blocks north and west of 17
th and Colorado Blvd. It is home to the Denver Zoo
, Museum of Nature and Science, IMAX, and Planetarium. It’s also boasts the best view of the sun set with a mountain backdrop, in the city. There is plenty of fishing in the duck pond, peddle boats to rent, and 5k races. In the Summer, City Park Jazz puts on free concerts at the pavilion which are a huge hit for everyone.
No discussion of neighborhood parks would be complete without mentioning Washington Park
, or Wash Park, as the locals call it. This spacious park was developed in 1899 and partly sponsored by the unsinkable Molly Brown herself. It runs along Downing Street between Virginia and Louisiana Avenues. It has two of the city’s most extensive flower gardens which were modeled after Martha Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon. The park also offers a thriving recreation center where you can take classes in anything from pottery to badminton. Throughout the park you can see people enjoying everything from volleyball to fishing, tennis to tai chi, and as always, good old neighborhood BBQ’s. It would be remiss here not to mention that after a fun day at the park, you’re within walking distance of dozens of top Denver restaurants and taverns.
Observatory Park is on Evans Avenue and Warren. It’s a small park that houses the historic Chamberlin Observatory. The observatory opens hosts public nights and open houses where the public can climb up into the historic observatory and look through the telescope. While you’re waiting your turn, members of the Denver Astronomical Society set up their advanced telescopes, (some homemade!) out on the lawn and let people check out any celestial events that may be occurring. You can go to the Denver Astronomical Society website to reserve your place at the telescope and check the schedule.
Although Lowry is a newer development, there is a lot of history here. Located at the old site of the Lowry Air Force Base, you shouldn’t pass up the chance to visit one of the converted Hangars home to places like Lowry Beer Garden or the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
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