One mile long, three-quarters of a mile wide, this park once used to be a mining camp. Cultural and social forces and a City Beautiful movement led to the creation of this park. Today it is one of the city's most popular public spaces. It has the the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes. There is a boat house too, where you can rent vessels to take out into the water. Adjacent to the park is the large the City Park Golf Course. Scattered around the park are various monuments and statues. Especially notable is the Prismatic Fountain. There are a number of convenient picnic locations. During the summer, the park is the site a number of free musical concerts. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Denver itinerary 5 days.
City Park Travel Tips
- Picnic permits are required for groups of 25+
- Alcoholic beverages of 3.2% alcohol allowed.
- Dogs must be on leash unless they are in designated dog park.
- Don't feed any wildlife.
- Restrooms are open from May through September.
- Use trash receptacles to dump your trash out.
City Park Hours
- Picnic Sites Availability: 5:00am - 11:00pm
- Park Permit office: Monday to Friday at 8:00am to 4:00pm.
- The park is open everyday.
How to Reach City Park
- Bus 24 stop City PArk
- Bus 20 stop 17th Ave & Esplanade
- Bus 40 stop Colorado Blvd & 17th Ave
- Drive, cycle, or take a taxi to here.
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34.52% of people who visit Denver include City Park in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
32.75% of people start their City Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see City Park
92.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting City Park
City Park Reviews & Ratings
City park in Denver was a perfect place to escape the city and view some spectacular views. Coming from San Francisco, I was blown away by how clean, peaceful, and relaxing this park was. It had the friendliest squirrels and birds as well as gorgeous trees. Also the colors during fall are amazing!
City park is always an amazing Place great scenery historic location to visit. Nice large big Park plenty of friendly people and then you have the zoo in the lake right next door. Everything in walking distance.
Really nice park. It's large with a really nice path around it. Spent a bit of time watching the kids play in the splash pad. Tons of people were here. I had an enjoyable experience. The massive shade trees were great for cutting the heat.
Had a great time at the park with my grandson. Playground needs to be updated for kids. But is fun for the kids. I suggest you walk the park on a beautiful day.
This park has it all! Its many walking paths ensure that people can get all types of exercise in, may it be biking, a brisk walk, or a long run. There are fun activities to join like soccer and kick ball in the summer time. There are also lots of trees that provide great shade. The grass is always lush and healthy. There are bike and boat rentals that provide a fun day for family or tourists. The park also borders the Denver Zoo as well as the Nature and Science Museum so if you feel like taking a detour out of the park to another adventure, you can. The pavilion is also available to rent for parties and weddings. It’s also very close to an off leash dog park. The only thing I wish they had was water fountains that have a bottom bowl for dogs, but that’s kind of a luxury and I’m just searching for something this park doesn’t have!