Comprised of 330 acres, City Park is Denver’s largest municipal park. Ferril and Duck Lakes provide water recreation, including paddle boat rentals from the boathouse. There are lots of flat grassy fields, so it’s a great space for nearly any activity.
The park is home to both the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Each summer the park holds a free weekly concert series, as well as numerous festivals. On most nights there are rec leagues using the space.
Those with a dog can check out Josephine Gardens Dog Park, located next to City Park at 16th and Josephine.
Duck Lake and Ferril Lake
The park was designed in 1882 after mounting pressure for city parks from Denver’s growing population. It’s home to two bodies of water, Duck Lake and the larger Ferril Lake.
- Two Lakes
- Boat House
- Tennis Courts
- Soccer, Football and Baseball/Softball Fields
- Two Playgrounds
- Picnic Areas
- Interactive Fountain
- Handball Court
- Horseshoe Pits
- Denver Museum of Nature & Science,
- Denver Zoo
Biking/Hiking: Numerous paths allow for joggers and pedestrians. Bikes are welcome on park roads.
Boating: Boathouse at Ferril Lake rents paddle boats.
Fishing: Permitted in the lakes.
Golfing: City Park Golf Course is located north of the park.
Picnicking: Picnic tables are found around the park.
Address: 1700 North York St, Denver, CO
Season: Year round, daily from 5am to 11pm
Pets: Yes, on-leash
Map: City Park (PDF)