Explore an active green oasis just south of bustling downtown Denver in this popular neighborhood.
Green · Energetic · Charming · Social · Walkable · Residential
Washington Park, more commonly referred to as Wash Park, is a vibrant neighborhood tucked away just south of Denver’s concrete jungle. This residential neighborhood is the perfect haven for people who want the proximity of downtown with a more private living experience. The spacious namesake park, Washington Park, was developed in 1899 and has been a major attraction for locals and tourists ever since. You can find Denverites laying out on the grass, playing volleyball, jogging, and cycling during one of Denver’s 300+ days of sunshine.
There’s an energy throughout Wash Park Denver that welcomes all walks of life, and all interests. Whether you love to run outside with your pups, or would rather sift through this season’s hottest new clothing; this neighborhood has it all. Wash Park perfectly balances the contemporary and historic, with new and old architecture juxtaposed throughout. With downtown Denver just north of Washington Park, this neighborhood has a private, residential feel with easy access to the bustling excitement of LoDo and the Central Business District.
As one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods, Wash Park is a highly sought-after area, and new homes are being built each year. As more individuals are captivated by this unique neighborhood, housing options have blossomed.
Washington Park Neighborhood Guide
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With its namesake park and Cherry Creek Trail a short walk away, the Wash Park neighborhood provides an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Local restaurants line the streets of this energetic neighborhood and provide a welcoming introduction into one of the most popular areas in Denver. You’ll find residents and their dogs taking a morning stroll down tree-lined streets or grabbing a warm coffee at any of the locally owned cafes that are sprinkled throughout this neighborhood.
Of course, the top spot in Wash Park is its namesake greenspace— 161 acres of bright green grass that boasts two lakes and a trail to enjoy the surrounding greenery. You can’t miss the vibrant and colorful Mount Vernon Garden nestled on the northern part of Grasmere Lake in the park. Residents flock to support all the delicious local restaurants and watering holes that have found their home in Wash Park. Popular spots include the neighborhood market and eatery, Fooducopia, for a health-focused meal and then gravitating towards Campus Lounge to finish the night with vintage inspired cocktails. You’ll be sure to find locals hunting for all the in-season finds at the chic Barbara and Company boutique.
Things to Know
While Wash Park primarily consists of single-family homes, many apartment buildings have been popping up in this sought-after neighborhood. This neighborhood is primarily made up of newly-built modern homes mixed with a few luxury apartment complexes. As Wash Park is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Denver, property value and rent are known to be pricier than some of Denver’s other districts.