The Washington Park Neighborhood
Washington Park or Wash Park as it is known to the locals, is a charming, distinctive old Denver neighborhood with mature shade trees, quiet streets, and well- cared for bungalow and Tudor style homes. In the center of the neighborhood is a beautiful 161- acre park containing two large lakes, tennis courts, a boat-house, a recreational center, picnic areas and a play-ground. Over 54 flower gardens informally cover the landscape at Washington Park with one featured garden being a replica of Martha Washington's garden at Mt Vernon. There are also two lakes within Wash Park, Smith Lake which offers paddle boat rentals and Grasmere Lake. The Wash Park rec center is open year round and offers an indoor pool, weights area, and community programs.
In the Wash Park community there is a diverse variety of housing options to suit your needs. From large modern contemporary homes to quaint bungalows to condos, Wash Park has something for everyone. Prices are just as varied as the homes, ranging from the upper $100s to nearly $4M.
From bikers to runners to walkers and picnickers, the park is a sanctuary for Denver residents. It includes several trails, including one that goes around the perimeter of the park, tennis courts, a lawn bowling/croquet field, and two playgrounds. Smith Lake also has a boat house that can be rented for various events.
Wash Park is a very popular urban neighborhood because of it central location, its closeness to the park and its access to several commercial business districts. This has led to a transformation of the neighborhood. Aside from the benefits associated with living adjacent to one of the most historic, largest and beautifully manicured parks within Denver proper, those who live in Wash Park are treated to unique boutiques and fine dining along charming and unexpected tree-lined retail centers such as Old South Gaylord.
Located in south central Denver, the park is long and rectangular and is bordered by Virginia Avenue on the north, Downing Street on the west, Louisiana Avenue on the south, and Franklin Street on the east. It's less than 10 minutes from downtown Denver, 20 minutes from the Denver Tech Center and offers quick access to Interstate 25, HWY 6, four stations on Denver's light rail system and other main traffic streets.