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. In the winter people still come to play and use the trails.
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. Circle the small lake and enjoy new angles of Wash Park.
Fishing – Both Smith and Grasmere Lake permit fishing. Check local rules and regulations on-site.
Picnicking – There are picnic areas with grills, and countless grassy spots. Bring a blanket, some chairs and a cooler, and grab your spot at this grassy beach.
Volleyball – On summer weekends expect to see the lawns covered with people playing volleyball across Wash Park.
Address: S Downing St & E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO
Season: Year round, daily
Pets: Yes, on leash
Map: Washington Park (PDF)