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Top 10 Washington Park Activities for Denver Families

Washington Park, Denver

Washington Park, (or, for the locals, ‘Wash Park,’) is a popular destination in Denver, Colorado, for family fun. This urban park offers a variety of activities and amenities that cater to both kids and adults with 155 acres of pleasant grounds including two lakes and two flower gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington’s gardens at Mount Vernon. Be sure to check out the interesting shopping and dining nearby on Old South Gaylord Street.

Top 10 Washington Park Activities

  1. Playground: The park features a large playground with swings, slides, climbing structures, and interactive play areas. Kids can have a great time exploring and playing in a safe environment. It is one of the earliest staples of my kids’ childhood!
  2. Boating: Washington Park has two beautiful lakes where you can rent paddleboats and enjoy a leisurely ride on the water. It’s a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together.
  3. Picnicking: The park has numerous picnic areas equipped with tables and grills. You can pack a picnic lunch and spend quality time with your family amidst the park’s picturesque surroundings.
  4. Biking and Walking: Washington Park has paved paths that are perfect for biking, walking, or rollerblading. You can bring your bikes or rent them from nearby rental shops to explore the park’s expansive grounds.
  5. Sports Fields: The park has several sports fields, including baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and volleyball courts. Bring your sports equipment and enjoy a game with your family or join one of the organized leagues.
  6. Summer Concerts: During the summer months, Washington Park hosts free outdoor concerts. Pack a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy live music performances with your family.
  7. Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science: While not technically located within Washington Park, both the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are nearby attractions that offer educational and entertaining experiences for families.
  8. Jogging and Fitness: If you enjoy jogging or exercising, Washington Park’s jogging paths and fitness stations provide a great opportunity to stay active while enjoying the park’s beautiful scenery.
  9. Tennis and Basketball: The park has tennis courts and basketball courts available for public use. Bring your rackets and balls or rent them from nearby facilities to enjoy a friendly game with your family.
  10. Seasonal Events: Washington Park hosts various seasonal events throughout the year, such as holiday celebrations, festivals, and community gatherings. Keep an eye out for these events as they offer additional family fun opportunities.

Remember to check the park’s website or local listings for any specific events, restrictions, or updated information before visiting.

Photo: Visit Denver

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