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Denver’s Best Playgrounds: Then and Now

Denver’s Best Playgrounds: Then and Now

Time moves fast, doesn’t it? Nothing stays the same for long. When it comes to public playgrounds in Denver, they look a bit different nowadays than in the 1912 postcard above.

The Denver metro area is blessed with a rapid playground turnover rate: every year, the many Parks & Recreation departments tear down dozens of older play areas and put up brand-new installations. Brighter colors, new equipment, safer play environments. Here I share some then-and-now pictures of recently replaced playgrounds, complete with the original year of construction. See if you can spot any improvements!

For a comprehensive guide to Denver’s playgrounds, go here to purchase. I wrote the iPhone app Denver Playgrounds & Parks to include every single play area in the metro area – over 750 of them. You will find photos, descriptions, playground age, and much more. Come locate one near you, no matter what part of town you’re in. 

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Also, be sure to bookmark our Summer 2019 Denver Activity Guide with 150+ indoor and outdoor activities! 

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 Guest blogger Chris Sekirnjak lives in Wheat Ridge with his wife and young children. His two guide books Denver Playgrounds & Parks and Run, Stroll, Hike were published in 2014 and 2016 and have both been adapted to mobile apps.


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