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Parks and nature in Denver

Top parks

Botanical Garden
“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
  • 361 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Beautiful train station in LoDo. There are bars, cafes, and restaurants in the wings of the station, but just hanging out in the main terminal will transport you to a different time.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Park
“Less than a mile from the home, you'll find Sloane's Lake. This huge park has everything you could want: from a running trail, to sports fields and playgrounds. This is a great place enjoy a sunny Colorado day with beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and downtown Denver.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy sunbathing on the beach or sit back and watch the kayakers attempt to navigate the Platte River obstacale course. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Park
“Grab your bathing suits and hit the reservoir beach, go for a bike ride, or hike on the trails, rent a boat, fish, water ski, picnic. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Park
“Don't miss the lunchtime food trucks that gather during the warm months of the year (check the Denver Eats website for exact days and times). You'll enjoy a great selection from Denver's best food trucks and restaurants amid the park's 25,000 square feet of flower beds, with views of the State Capitol, library and art museum. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Pretty park with a lake and paved footpath, recreational facilities, playground and open space.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“This is the place to see Bison, Deer and many different types of Birds and its FREE”
  • 27 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Here is a gem hidden in the booming city of Denver. Best of all it is only two blocks from the spot. This makes this a prime destination if you need to get out and clear your mind or you require that morning jog or if you have furry friends!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Number one reason to go to Cook Park in the summer? A public pool. Counteract that 90+ heat with a cool dip. In the winter, you might prefer to workout inside or play soccer in the snow.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
“One block away, it offers green space, basket ball courts, a rec center and a great playground for kids.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“Good paved walking path with playground, basketball court, large fields for any sport and small pond. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Massive park, we take our dogs here daily! Great concrete and gravel paths for running!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Majestic View Nature Center has hands-on displays, wildlife exhibits, a kid's activity area, classrooms and meeting spaces. Connected is the Majestic View Community Park with over 80 acres home to a lake and wetland areas, a beautiful demonstration garden, interpretive trails, prairie grasses, beautiful views and many wildlife species. Whether you are discovering local wildlife, on a walk or participating in one of our many classes, visiting is always a fun and educational experience. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Great spot for kids to play. Lots of grass for them to run as well as new play structures!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“There's a pool with water slides and BBQ areas, picnic tables, baseball fields, and plenty of parking! ”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Park
“Relaxing trail and park alongside the river. Centrally located downtown, but a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city. And for all you wanting a little more mischief, its also home to Denver's largest skate park.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“The South Platte Rivver greenway was the trail that started an urban waterway revolution turning deserted and trashed out urban rivers into parks with cycling, walking and recreational paths. The SPRT is part of Denver's extensive network of urban bicycle paths. If you are a cyclist, check it out.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bike Trail
“Rent bikes near Union Station and ride along Cherry Creek Trail! Great way to explore the city ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“You can cross the Evans Bridge over Santa Fe and get to this beautiful biking/walking trail that meanders along the South Platte River through Denver. If you follow it North, you can get all the way to Confluence Park in Downtown Denver. A great weekend activity.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“Another bicycle and jogging trail that starts out downtown and heads as far South as you can pedal (well, leisurely) ”
  • 1 local recommends
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