Welcome to Sloan’s Lake
A vibrant neighborhood with plenty of activity near Downtown Denver
Located in the northwest area of Denver, Sloan’s Lake is a fully modernized neighborhood boasting the natural beauty of its namesake lake and incredible panoramic views of the iconic Rocky Mountains and the city skyline. West 29th Avenue borders it on the north, with Federal Boulevard on the east, West 17th and 19th avenues on the south, and Sheridan Boulevard on the west.
The area was settled in 1861, and its patented land was used for farming and raising cattle. Now, as the site of Denver’s second-largest park and largest body of water, Sloan’s Lake is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Denver. The residential areas of Sloan’s Lake boasts many modern townhomes and new construction. The neighborhood is close to Empower Field and the West Highlands; in Sloan’s Lake, your location makes for an easy commute to Downtown.
The architecture in Sloan’s Lake is diverse, with Tudors, historic bungalows, Mediterranean revivals, and new luxury duplexes, townhomes, condos, and apartments adorning its tree-lined streets.
What to Love
- Plenty of recreational activities
- High walkability score
- An active, energetic vibe
Sloan’s Lake and park allow residents to enjoy outdoor recreational activities like boating, stand-up paddle boarding, biking, running, and dog walking. Its beautiful scenery and vibrant culture attract energetic residents, who are often found walking to shops, restaurants, and parks. The neighborhood makes public transportation easy, with two buses going downtown and a rail station that provides convenient connections to the airport.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While the residential neighborhood revolves around Sloan Lake Park, Sloan’s Lake also has a vibrant dining, entertainment, and shopping scene. Stop for gourmet burgers and beer at the Tap & Burger Sloan’s Lake, or head out to Odell Brewing to enjoy pizza, salads, fried chicken bites, and beer while taking in spectacular views of Sloan’s Lake and the distant Rocky Mountains. The Patio at Sloan’s is your go-to place for happy hour or dinner with friends, with a heated patio and drinks on tap.
Check out the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a stylish theater that showcases new and classic films with creative bites and cocktails.
When it comes to shopping, Toast Wine & Spirits should be your first stop. This local favorite stocks local and imported craft beers, wines, and cocktail staples like Carpano Antiqua, sweet vermouth, and Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, as well as a variety of spirits, including Kentucky bourbons, gins, and tequilas.
Things to Do
Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do in Sloan’s Lake Park all year round, including boating, fishing, water skiing, birdwatching, picnicking, biking, and walking, running, or rollerblading on its pedestrian paths. The park has plenty of facilities, including a new children’s playground, new pickleball courts, tennis courts, a baseball field, a basketball court, picnic areas, and a 2.8-mile multi-use trail for hiking and biking to keep its guests entertained. Make it a point to stay at the park for sunset, when you can take in the alluring scenery of the Rocky Mountains to the west and Denver Skyline to the east. It’s one of the best parks for catching a sunset.
Sloan’s Lake’s most highly anticipated event of the year is Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. The free, two-day extravaganza is held every July and celebrates Asian culture with intricately-designed boat races across the lake. But that’s not all — live music, dancing, a Taste of Asia food court, interactive art, and other family-friendly activities are featured in celebration of Asian culture. This vibrant, popular festival is a great opportunity to marvel at the live art demos that showcase the talented local artists in the community. The event draws more than 150,000 festival-goers into the middle of the Mile High City.
During summer, you can attend the Saturday Night BAZAAR and sip craft cocktails, shop from the 50+ local vendors, enjoy street food, and listen to amazing bands. Another event to look forward to is Jamming on the Jetty, a live music event free to the public. It boasts many enjoyable activities, including live music, beer stands, food trucks, and local vendors.