Washington Park

Type: Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Romantic Things to Do: "Wash Park" is a 155-acre expanse of gorgeous gardens, lakes and green lawns--and arguably the most beautiful spot in the city to watch a sunset. Smith Lake in particular, at the park's northern end,...  Read More
Parks: "Wash Park," as it's known locally, is not just a gorgeous expanse of gardens, lakes and green, it's also a place where Denver's outdoor-loving residents work out and play–biking, walking, running,...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Park: Daily 5am-11pm
  • Recreation Center: Mon-Thu 6am-8:30pm; Fri 6am-7pm; Sat 8am-3pm; Sun 11am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Park Free
    Recreation Center $5.50

  • Romantic Things to Do: "Take a photo of your sweetheart with the park's spectacular sunset as backdrop, then head a few blocks east to Gaylord Street or west to Old South Pearl, to enjoy dinner together."
  • Parks: "Join local shutterbugs who come to photograph the park's spectacular sunsets, then head east a few blocks to Gaylord Street or west a few blocks to Old South Pearl, two of Denver's prime thoroughfares for restaurants and taverns."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Washington Park sunsets are truly breathtaking and draw crowds every evening.
  • Best for Parks Because: Washington Park is a beauty with its two lakes, vibrant flower gardens and expansive lawns and walkways, and it's home to a popular rec center.

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