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Parks & nature in Denver

Botanical Garden
“"Denver Botanic Gardens is a first class place of its kind. It is known for the research and knowledge it acquires about plants and vegetation around the globe. It wins all kinds of grants and awards for the work they do, to further great science and knowledge about plant life. They also incorporate world class sculpture and art within the grounds. It is in the hard of Denver and a plant/nature lovers delight."”
354 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Take the W train to Union Station. The architecture is incredible and it is nice to grab a drink and some food in the main hall. Check out The Kitchen Next Door for Happy Hour! ”
354 locals recommend
Lake
“One of the largest parks in Denver and less than a 15 minute drive from Boston Street Manor. This park has a lake, multiple playgrounds, extensive trail system, and hosts a variety of events including Jazz in the Park every Sunday night in the summer. It is adjacent to the Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Zoo.”
302 locals recommend
Park
“The park consists of a natural prairie and wetland environment with an 880-acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft”
56 locals recommend
Park
“Confluence Park is right in downtown along the Platte River. There’s a great trail that goes alongside the Platte River with some nice art murals and is a nice way to suspend some time outdoors but still have access to downtown and lower highlands area. ”
90 locals recommend
Park
“Just a 2 block walk, this park hosts the capitol and other municipal buildings. The history museum is nearby and there is an Ai Wei Wei outdoor exhibit of the Chinese zodiacs. I will also mention that there are a lot of homeless people here. If that makes you uncomfortable, I recommend you skip this park. That being said, I stroll there often (as a fan of Ai Wei Wei and local activist efforts) and I've never encountered an experience that felt unsafe or threatening. ”
37 locals recommend
Park
“We are within walking distance of this area, once a weapons manufacturing and storage area it’s now a haven for all kinds of birds, deer and prairie dogs. ”
27 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to go for a run or bring your dog. Great views of the mountains!”
22 locals recommend
Park
“Commons park is just a block away. You can hang out on the hill or have a picnic. Want to go for a run, you can run along 10's of miles of trail along the South Platte River.”
20 locals recommend
Park
“A nice stroll around the lake with views of downtown. Coffee shops and restaurants for lunch or dinner are across the street. ”
20 locals recommend
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo)
“Easy park to get to that includes a dog park, lake and plenty of grass to play in”
9 locals recommend
Park
“1 mile west on 32nd is a 60 acre lake with a nature preserve and beautiful views of the Front Range (Eastern face of the Rocky Mountains). We love walking around Crown Hill - I always imagine I'm Laura Ingalls crossing the plains and just seeing the mountains for the first time when I'm walking around Crown Hill!”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Go here to enjoy sunsets (or sunrises), you get an amazing view of the mountains and the city since you really are on the top of a huge hill. (In the winter go sledding here!)”
15 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Only five blocks from the Pinkhouse is Harvard Gulch Park and Par 3. It has a great running trail, lots of shade and the extension of the CSU Horticulture group with a beautiful vegetable garden, the produce of which is donated to the food bank. This is a great alternative to Washington Park if you're looking for something a little less crowded.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“This garden hosts great views. Between the Japanese-inspired garden and the Arboretum, there is lots to see. Great place to unwind.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely older buildings in this park, plus it's right next to a brunch place, a winery, and a Trader Joe's.”
8 locals recommend