Wash Park

The Perfect Blend of Residential Bliss and Recreational Allure.


Washington Park, lovingly referred to as "Wash Park," is undeniably one of Denver's most beloved neighborhoods. Located in the heart of the Mile-High City, this historic community effectively marries urban comforts with the beautiful outdoors. The neighborhood's namesake, Washington Park, serves as a defining feature that contributes to its unique charm. This expansive green oasis not only lends its name to the community but also provides residents with an idyllic backdrop that seamlessly combines residential bliss with recreational allure.


With its tree-lined streets, charming architecture, and welcoming atmosphere, Wash Park radiates comfort, offering residents a distinct residential vibe that caters to diverse interests. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a culinary explorer, or someone who values a tight-knit community, this neighborhood will delight. Wash Park, with its unique blend of history, outdoor conveniences, vibrancy, and community spirit, welcomes all who seek a multifaceted and enriching urban living experience in the heart of Denver.


As you traverse the neighborhood’s charming streets, you'll find a captivating blend of historic charm and modern sophistication. The architectural diversity reflects the area’s rich history and evolution over the years, creating a visual feast for residents and visitors alike. Whether you're drawn to the timeless elegance of Victorian homes, Denver Squares, classic bungalows or the sleek lines of contemporary builds, Wash Park caters to a discerning taste, offering a unique living experience that celebrates the best of Denver's architectural heritage.


The neighborhood reveals its appeal in two distinct sections—East Wash Park and West Wash Park—each with its own unique character and draw. Both East and West Wash Park contribute to the overall appeal of the neighborhood, creating a diverse and cohesive community. Through the passage of time, both sides of Washington Park have undergone transformations while steadfastly preserving their distinctive characteristics.


The eastern sector, defined by the city of Denver, is bordered by Downing Street, Cherry Creek, I-25, and University Boulevard. East Wash Park stands as a testament to upscale residential living, where well-preserved historic homes coalesce with a robust sense of community. The area maintains an air of sophistication, showcasing the timeless charm of its architectural legacy. Notably, East Wash Park is synonymous with Old South Gaylord Street, a shopping and dining haven that epitomizes the neighborhood's unique character. This district hosts a plethora of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, cultivating a vibrant and walkable commercial scene that complements the residential atmosphere.


Situated between Alameda Avenue to the north, Downing Street to the east, Mississippi Avenue and I-25 to the south, and Broadway to the west, West Wash Park has undergone a remarkable revitalization in recent decades, emerging as a dynamic cultural, commercial, and culinary hub. West Wash Park presents a delightful blend of high-low entertainment, providing residents with varied options to suit every mood and preference. Indulge in an evening of sophistication at Restaurant Olivia, where handmade pasta, martinis, and great company create a refined ambiance. For a change of pace, head to the Candlelight Tavern for a cold beer and a friendly game of pool. A leisurely stroll down South Broadway reveals a treasure trove of experiences. At Adrift Tiki Bar, immerse yourself in the tropical vibes with a refreshing Mai Tai or head to Sputnik for a killer grill cheese and top-notch people watching.


Washington Park is not just a geographical reference, but a central element enhancing resident’s lives in countless ways. From the lush landscapes, serene lakes, and diverse recreational offerings, Wash Park sets the stage for a harmonious blend of urban living and natural beauty that cannot be found elsewhere. Top of FormThis predominantly residential area revolves around its namesake, a sprawling rectangular oasis that boasts two lakes, sports facilities, verdant flower gardens, and winding trails. The park serves as the heartbeat of the community, drawing residents and visitors alike to its abundant recreational offerings. From jogging and cycling along its scenic pathways to picnicking amidst its vibrant greenery, Washington Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. A focal point is the elegant boathouse that graces the north side's Smith Lake, providing a scenic backdrop for leisurely walks and attracting anglers seeking an escape on sunny days.


Wash Park's exceptional location is indeed one of its standout features. Strategically situated, residents of Wash Park enjoy effortless access to I-25 and other major thoroughfares, ensuring a stress-free commute to downtown Denver or any destination within the city. Enhancing accessibility, the neighborhood is conveniently close to RTD bus stops and Light Rail stations, offering residents eco-friendly transportation options for daily travel needs. Furthermore, Wash Park is surrounded by vibrant neighborhoods like Platt Park and Cherry Creek North, enriching residents' lives with a diverse array of amenities and experiences. With these exciting areas just a stone's throw away, residents have endless opportunities to explore and engage with the cultural, dining, and recreational offerings nearby. Wash Park's central location not only makes it a highly sought-after residential enclave but also serves as a gateway to the dynamic neighborhoods that surround it.

It's no surprise that Wash Park holds such a special place in the hearts of its residents. With its exceptional blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty, this community offers an unparalleled living experience. From its picturesque streets to the vibrant energy of its namesake park, Wash Park embodies a lifestyle that is both fulfilling and enriching.


  • Enjoy breakfast with friends savoring: chicory coffee, hot beignets and Eggs New Orleans at Lucile’s Creole Café and apple compote crepes at The Cookery at Myrtle Hill
  • Spend a few hours: pedal boating, kayaking or paddleboarding around Smith Lake or hop on your bike and make your way around the 2.75-mile loop within the Park
  • Break a sweat at: Commit Fitness, P.S. (The Pilates Studio), Orangetheory Fitness or take a brisk jog around picturesque Wash Park
  • Head to S. Gaylord Street and try: watermelon spicy marg at Perdida, wood-pizza at Homegrown Tap & Dough or grilled rib-eye bruschetta at Wash Park Grille
  • Race to the finish line and make an impact: during the Furry Scurry benefitting the Dumb Friend’s League or the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot benefitting Mile High United Way


Overview for Wash Park, CO

6,517 people live in Wash Park, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $108,202. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Wash Park, CO

There's plenty to do around Wash Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Charcuter-Marie, Que Desmadre, and Playground Asian Street Food.

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Dining 3.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.26 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.71 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.66 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Wash Park, CO

Wash Park has 2,826 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wash Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,517 people call Wash Park home. The population density is 6,709.138 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Wash Park, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Wash Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St John's Lutheran School
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Steele Elementary School
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