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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30.55% 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