WELCOME TO WASH PARK
A serene, upscale neighborhood centered around one of Denver’s most popular parks
Washington Park, dubbed Wash Park by locals, is a top-ranked neighborhood located just 10 minutes from Downtown Denver. With open green space and situated at the heart of the neighborhood, Wash Park has a serene and peaceful vibe. With its venerable tree-lined streets, gorgeous homes, abundant outdoor activities, and annual community events, it’s easy to see why Wash Park is a highly sought-after neighborhood in Denver.
Wash Park is centrally located between Cherry Creek to the north, I-25 to the south, South University Boulevard to the east, and South Downing Street to the west. You can access the light rail at the Louisiana & Pearl Light Rail Station, which is a short walk away.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Beautiful luxury homes
- High walkability score
- Abundant outdoor activities at Washington Park
- Close to all the shopping in Cherry Creek
Wash Park is a vibrant, robust community. On any given day, you’re likely to spot people walking their dogs, biking, paddle boating, or doing yoga at the park. This serene area draws in people who want to live in a quiet, tree-lined, and walkable neighborhood close to urban conveniences.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
Wash Park boasts several top-rated restaurants, most of which host outdoor dining, ideal for summer nights in Denver. Local favorites include Devil’s Food Bakery
and its sister restaurant, The Cookery at Myrtle Hill
, for scrumptious baked goods and classic American fare. A long-standing staple of Wash Park, Wash Park Grille
, serves authentic, upscale Italian entrees in a chic setting. Perdida
’s well-curated menu of Mexican favorites and eclectic decor is sure to delight any guest. Get a beer or a cocktail at Reiver’s Bar & Grill
, or enjoy fresh-made pizza and wings at Homegrown Tap & Dough
. End your day on a sweet note at Sweet Action
, whose ice cream is as fresh as it is delightful.
You can find most of the restaurants and shopping on South Gaylord St (the block between Tennessee Ave and Mississippi Ave). Old South Gaylord Street
is one of the oldest shopping districts in the city. From high-end apparel at Wish Boutique
to classic menswear at Trout’s American Sportswear
and quality home furnishings at Modern Bungalow
, there is something for every shopper at Old South Gaylord.
THINGS TO DO
No trip to the Wash Park neighborhood would be complete without visiting the park itself, which has two lakes, two formal flower gardens, tree-lined paths, playgrounds, and seemingly endless expanses of green grass, perfect for picnicking. You can spend the afternoon strolling, jogging, biking, and dog walking around the park, or rent a paddle boat on the water (if you’re lucky, you might see bald eagles). There are tennis courts, basketball hoops, and pedestrian paths where you can walk, run or rollerblade. Events regularly take place in the park, with summer league volleyball teams and pop-up workouts, such as Tai Chi and yoga, becoming fun additions to an already fun-filled recreational park. Meanwhile, the park’s Rec Center
has weight and cardio rooms, basketball courts, an indoor pool, and a multipurpose room, cementing this popular gathering spot as a year-round community staple.
Throughout the year, Wash Park hosts many annual events to unite the community. The Furry Scurry, a fun fundraising event for animal welfare, and the Annual Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving event that draws nearly 9,000 people to Wash Park each year, are great ways to get active in the community. During Memorial Day weekend, attend the South Gaylord Street Days Block Party and enjoy live concerts, food, and drink from South Gaylord’s best restaurants.
The Annual Wash Park Home Tour’s fundraising event allows locals to get a first glance at the neighborhood’s most distinctive homes. The Firefly Handmade Summer Market
’s artisan market features local artists and designers, while the Holiday Market boasts festive delights like glistening lights, themed desserts, fun crafts, and more.