"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
"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, draws a multitude of lovers and others each evening as the sun sinks behind the mountains, turning the lake and sky above it brilliant shades of red, rose and gold. If working out together seems romantic, couples can walk, run, skate and cycle here, and for those who find a quaint romance in croquet, there's a court and lessons provided by a local club each week in summer. Summer also offers surrey bikes and pedal boats for rent, and the boathouse is a romantic wedding venue. If strolling through formal gardens sounds romantic, Washington Park's flower gardens are among the city's most beautiful; one was modeled after the gardens at George Washington's Virginia home, Mount Vernon.
S Downing St and E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
- Park: Daily 5am-11pm
- Recreation Center: Mon-Thu 6am-9pm; Fri 6am-8pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 11am-4pm
- Park Free
Recreation Center $5.50
- Romantic Things to Do: "Take a photo of your sweetheart with the park's spectacular sunset as the 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."