Wash Park is easily one’s of Denver’s most popular public spaces, with two lakes, multi-use trails and large grassy meadow. The long, rectangular park covers 165 acres.
On a given day of the week, at nearly any time, there will be joggers using the park. On summer weekends, the lawn is covered with volleyball nets and barbecuers.
Architect Reinhard Scheutze designed the park between 1899 and 1908. In 1908 new paths and plants were added in a French country style. Many of the brick houses in the neighborhood were built in the early twentieth century.
- Recreation Center
- Two Lakes and Lily Pond
- Multi-Use Trails
- Paddle Boat Rentals
- Picnic Areas with Grills
- Basketball Court
- Tennis Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Lawn Bowling
- Two Flower Gardens
- Restrooms and Water Fountains
Biking/Hiking – Biking is permitted on the inner paved road within the park. Joggers are welcome to use the 2.6 mile perimeter loop, free of bikes.
Boating – Paddle boats are rented on Smith Lake.
Fishing – Both Smith and Grasmere Lake permit fishing.
Picnicking – There are picnic areas with grills, and countless grassy spots.
Address: S Downing St & E Louisiana Ave, Denver
Season: Year round, daily
Pets: Yes, on leash
Map: Washington Park (PDF)