When you and the family want to combine fun, outdoor beauty, and other great activities into one place, you can find all three at the City Park, in Denver, CO. This western equivalent to New York City's Central Park can give you all those things - in the same place.
The City Park consists of 314 acres filled with plenty of trees, beautiful flower gardens, and acres of beauty. There are also ornate fountains around the park area, along with lots of lawn space for picnics. One fountain, called the Prismatic Electric Fountain, presents a beautiful display with colored lights at night. It had not been working for many years, but can now be enjoyed again by park visitors.
The Park's layout was started in 1882, and has undergone growth and some redesign since then. The park is basically two long blocks (three-fourths mile) wide and about one mile long. Originally, it was located about a mile from Denver, but is now in the heart of the city.
One building that has been on the edge of the park for a long time is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Originally built in 1908, this museum continues to draw crowds. It is in the highest part of the park and visitors can see the beautiful mountains beyond from there.
The Denver Zoo is also located in the park. It is on 76 acres, and has many different animals, birds, reptiles, and more, as well as special programs that are sure to please the family.
The park is popular to both residents and visitors. Many activities go on here all the time. When it comes to sports, there is a baseball field, a multi-purpose field (soccer, rugby, etc.), a tennis court, a handball court, and more. Those who enjoy walking or biking also have a path. If you like golf, you can go right across the street to the City Park Golf Course, which is a beautiful 18-hole regulation golf course. It has a beautiful clubhouse, and is open all year.
Two small lakes provide some water activities, too. This includes paddleboat rentals, and some of them are shaped like pelicans and ducks. Water fountains are also available to help people cool off in the summer months. There is also a magnificent boathouse right on the lake, too.
Playgrounds are also available for the children. There are a number of statues around the park, flower gardens - including a rose garden, and fountains. A pavilion completes the facilities, providing an excellent place for family fun. Free concerts are given in the summer months.
City Park is also an excellent place to have your wedding or special event. There are three places you can have it, and each one of them is beautiful. You can choose from the Pavilion, the Sopris Gardens, or the Bandshell. The staff at the park can coordinate all of your needs to give you the ideal event you want.
City Park in Denver, CO, is the most popular and largest park in the city. This makes it a great place to take the family for a day at the park, or when you just need to get away and relax. While you are there, be sure to take in the Zoo, or museum.