City ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
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.
- 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.
- Picnic Sites Availability: 5:00am - 11:00pm
- Park Permit office: Monday to Friday at 8:00am to 4:00pm.
- The park is open everyday.
- 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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38.85% 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
The area around this place has really gentrified. I grew up on the west side of Park and spent a lot of time here when it was less great neighborhood.... It's a great Park and I really hope that people go there and enjoy it and if you can vote to add the vents there and different stuff like that that would be really awesome. This place will always have a soft spot in my heart.
The joys of kicking mushrooms in the fall is one of my favorite things to do in Denver in October. And this is as gorgeous a place to do it as any, don't eat those white mushrooms, they are toxic and you will have a bad couple of days if you do. But do kick them all over the park and enjoy yourself while doing so.
Such a beautiful park, very relaxing with tons of field for all different types of sports. Or maybe just a picnic underneath a tree. Big enough to ride a bike around for a decent exercise or just an afternoon to evening walk.
It was very enjoyable to rest under the tall trees in the shade after the Art Museum. We enjoyed walking through the gardens. The flowers were beautiful and smelled great. We enjoyed the art and fountains. There were a lot of picture opportunities at this park. We rode the bus downtown and made a day out of it.
A giant park plopped right in the middle of downtown urban Denver. There's a million amenities. A world-class zoo. An extensive multilevel science & nature museum. Adjacent gold courses. More hiking and booked trails than you can shake a stick at. Jazz In The Park in the summer. Multiple fountains, playgrounds, and areas for everything from drum circles to picnics. Just a really nice space to have in town.