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7 Best Parks and Public Places to Enjoy in Denver

7 Best Parks and Public Places to Enjoy in Denver

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Besides being surrounded by spectacular mountains and prairies, Denver also offers big natural areas that include public parks, gardens, undeveloped land and even lakes. The residents of the Mile High City can also count on parks and public spaces in Douglas, Clear Creek, Grand and Jefferson counties that are maintained by the City and County of Denver.

Visit these best parks and hang out places when you’re in Denver!

 

Civic Center Park

THE park of Denver, in downtown, is Civic Center Park, beautiful open space full of life. Tourists and locals can take advantage of the scenic landscaping and vibrant atmosphere in this park. You can check out events like Cinco de Mayo, the Capitol Hill People’s Fair, Civic Center EATS, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Denver PrideFest, and more.

Skyline Park

Skyline Park is near the 16th Street Mall and located at 15th and Arapahoe St. This park offers a comfortable getaway for people who spend their workday in downtown Denver. It is always a fun place to spend a relaxing time with your family, especially during the summer.

It’s during the summer when visitors can enjoy street food, beers on draft, family-friendly games and live entertainment or music every Friday or Saturday, at the Skyline Beer Garden. And don’t miss the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park every winter which offers free ice skating all season long.

Centennial Flower Gardens

If you’re interested in flowers and gardens, don’t miss the Centennial Flower Gardens. It’s on the banks of the South Platte River, offering beautiful gardens patterned after the Gardens of Versailles in France. The flower beds and paths showcase native species as well as other flowers which grow well in this climate. This spot is excellent for a refreshing and relaxing afternoon stroll.

Confluence Park

You’ll find this park unique and scenic. Confluence Park is where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River intertwine. You can watch kayakers go on a brave trip through the rapids with custom-designed chutes. You can also have a tanning session on the sandy banks and enjoy panoramic views of Downtown Denver.

If you love parties, you join thousands of revelers at the South Platte River Fest for live music and water sports. Ride the Denver Trolley and check out places near this park.

Commons Park

Found on the edges of the South Platte River, Commons Parks is a pleasing mix of natural and urban influences. The park is covered by native plants and a piece of reconstructed lush “sand prairie.” This spot also happens to be the city’s birthplace.

You can stroll along Little Raven Street, which is a tree-lined walkway dotted with seating areas and entries to connect the park to the heart of Denver.

Cheesman Park

If you like jogging, you’ll love Cheesman Park. It has crushed granite jogging path that winds its way around the park. It’s also a popular spot for families because of its large playground that offers delight to kids. This park is located at 8th St. and Franklin St. and also offers incredible views from the Front Range to the Cheesman Memorial Pavilion.

Washington Park

Popularly known as Wash Park by locals and it’s one of Denver’s most famous spots year-round. It features two lakes, innovative playgrounds, flower gardens, and other outdoor recreation.

Wash Park is also an ideal place for fitness options with its facilities like a recreation center with indoor pool, a bicycle or pedestrian pathway, a fitness course, a crushed granite jogging path,  a horseshoe pit, a soccer field, a lawn bowling/croquet area, and tennis courts.

Whether you’re just enjoying the day or relaxing with your family, you can soak in the glory of these parks. You’ll find that Denver, Colorado has natural areas where you can appreciate nature and things alike. While you’re out here, why don’t you hire a professional house cleaning service to help you out? This way you can have a fantastic day out and come home to spotless place.

Have a Family-Friendly Halloween With These Events in Denver

Have a Family-Friendly Halloween With These Events in Denver!

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Halloween is in the air, so are you ready to be spooky and get scared? If you’re looking for things to do in Denver this Halloween, the Mile-High city has lots of it. You can take your kids to explore a seven-acre corn maze, hear tales of Victorian horror, or go to a trick-or-treating at the zoo.

Don’t worry, the only thing really spooky in these events is the amount of fun you and your family will be having!

Here are some family-friendly Halloween events in Denver, Colorado!

 

Boo at Denver Zoo

At the Denver Zoo, you’ll find the annual “Boo at the Zoo.” There are more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the zoo’s beautiful fall foliage, and demonstrations of some creepy, but fascinating, animals. With the cost of your zoo admission, the activities are free and Boo After Dark offers a nighttime trick-or-treating experience. So bring your kids in their scariest costume ever!

Chatfield Corn Maze

Take your kids to his year’s Denver Botanic Gardens’ seven-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms and get lost in one of the most attended corn mazes in the country. Watch the delight of children as they find their way through a mini-maze made just for them. Overlook the giant Corn Maze while at the two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges, and wind your way through acres of corn.

And don’t forget to come out during the Pumpkin Festival to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern from the 10-acre pumpkin patch.

Colorado Haunted History Tours

With one of these walking tours, you can relive the spirited history of the Wild West through the towns of Morrison or Golden. You can take the “Ghosts and Legends Tour” that takes the visitors through historic Morrison.  Who passes through these building or whose spirits still remain?

Colorado has many haunted stories throughout history. The “Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour” displays the home of Coors Brewery that includes stories of Golden’s past stories about shootouts, murder, lynchings, etc., although that one might be too strong for some kids, as it advises strong parental guidance for children under the age of 13.

Nevertheless, these tours are on the “Ten Best Haunted Tours and Scary Story Tours Around Denver” list which are suitable for kids.

Elitch Gardens Fright Fest

At night, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park transforms from a theme park to a “scream” park. In the daylight, children squeal in joy with free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail, but once the sun goes down, haunted creatures lurk around every corner of the park.

There are so many activities to choose from. There’s a Ghouls Match where you can battle it out through various Halloween themed challenges. Scream It Out gives an award such as Scream King or Queen to people with the loudest shriek. Don’t forget the costume contest! You’re encouraged to get creative with your costumes, but no face masks or paint due to security concerns.

Glow at the Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens central location also features a wonderland of Halloween  illuminated pathways and jack o’ lanterns galore.

Aside from the spectacular illuminations, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities including Live music by Jack Rice Music, “Thriller” dance lessons with Adventures in Dance, Pumpkin carving demos, Halloween storytelling from Rachel Ann Harding, and free face painting.

Denver has a lot of family-friendly events that you can choose from. While you’re having fun with these events, you can take this time to let professionals make your home clean and sparkly.

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