Washington Park, known affectionately as "Wash Park" by locals, is one of Denver’s landmark neighborhoods that surrounds its namesake park. Although construction on the park began in 1899, the development and growth of the neighborhood spanned over the course of 50 years. Initially fueled by the founding of the University of Denver and the arrival of streetcar lines, growth continued in lockstep with residents’ desire to escape downtown. Wash Park became the epicenter of the more recent Denver renaissance around 25 years ago, resulting in the restoration and renovation of many beloved historic homes in the neighborhood.
Washington Park consists of two distinct neighborhoods: Wash Park East (more commonly known as Wash Park) and Wash Park West. Wash Park East is characterized by its larger single-family homes from Denver Squares and Victorians to modern new builds and restored Tudors, only minutes from Bonnie Brae and Cherry Creek. Wash Park West, Wash Park’s slightly more accessible counterpart, consists of bungalows, Queen Anne Victorians, and Cape Cods, with easy access to Baker, Platt Park, and I-25. The 155-acre park is the heart and soul of this neighborhood, uniting the East and West.
Filled with charming residential and retail enclaves, and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who love to cycle, walk, and jog, Wash Park truly does have it all. Friendly neighbors in this tight-knit community take great pride in maintaining the homes and local businesses, adding to the appeal of the neighborhood. Tree lined streets, modern amenities, and community pride combined with the charm of the past make Wash Park one of the most beloved neighborhoods in Denver.
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290 S. Downing St.
Comforting and approachable pasta focused Italian restaurant by executive Chef and co-owner Ty Leon.
Image Credit: Restaurant Olivia
1096 S. Gaylord St.
Popular neighborhood American-Italian restaurant featuring a large bar, a patio, and live music.
Image Credit: Wash Park Grille
1001 S. Gaylord St.
Traditional Italian cuisine made uniquely Colorado with house-made specialty pasta and hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas.
Image Credit: Homegrown Tap and Dough
1066 S. Gaylord St.
A bright and colorful Baja bistro where guests can experience the magic of the Mexican Coast in one of Denver’s historic neighborhoods.
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853 E. Ohio Ave.
Neighborhood coffee shop only a few blocks from the park serving great coffee in an unpretentious atmosphere.
Image Credit: Wash Perk
300 S. Logan St. #100
Locally owned and sourced coffee, beer, wine, and art bar showcasing the work of local artists.
Image Credit: The Molecule Effect
1931 E. Kentucky Ave.
Children’s store carrying curated modern classics including baby gifts, clothing, toys, and books for ages 0-7 from small makers in the US and Europe.
Image Credit: Broomtail
S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave.
155-acre park with two lakes, multi-use trails, paddle boat rentals, tennis courts, and horseshoe pits, including a replica of George and Martha Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon.
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S. Gaylord St. between E. Tennessee Ave. & E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver’s second oldest shopping district in the heart of Wash Park along a quaint neighborhood block.
Image Credit: Historic South Gaylord Street
1500 Block of S. Pearl St.
Local farmers market operating every Sunday from May to November along South Pearl Street.
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722 S. Pearl St.
Contemporary health spa and wellness center featuring a man-made salt cave made entirely from Himalayan rock salt.
Image Credit: 5 Star Salt Caves
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