Denver was born where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meet, and that's exactly where Confluence Park is. Among its attractions is a whitewater course for kayakers, but it's also an area where... Read More
Denver was born where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meet, and that's exactly where Confluence Park is. Among its attractions is a whitewater course for kayakers, but it's also an area where walkers, runners, cyclists and others use picturesque paths along the river for their land-based recreation and relaxation. It is thrilling to watch accomplished kayakers brave the rapids against the backdrop of modern city skyline. The park is also the setting for a free summer concert series and it's an excellent spot for city dwellers to escape the summer heat simply by dipping their toes in the water. Currently a major area of the park is under construction after a long delay, but it will soon be upgraded and made even better, so stay tuned.
- Parks: "Confluence Park is currently being reimagined and reengineered. When it's finished, it will be a spectacular river park for those who want to be on the whitewater course and those who want to watch or try something a bit tamer."
- Best for Parks Because: Confluence Park sits at the birthplace of the city of Denver, melding history with outdoor recreation for kayakers and other river lovers.
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