Washington Park was one of Denver’s first neighborhoods to experience significant gentrification starting in the 1970’s. The original architecture of the neighborhood was characterized by brick bungalows and Denver Squares.
The heart of the neighborhood is to be found in the namesake 161-acre park. The Iconic Washington Park Boathouse is located on the south shore of Smith Lake at East Exposition Avenue and South Humboldt Street, this outdoor pavilion was built in 1913 by architect Jules Jacques Benedict.
Bounded by Alameda, Buchtel, University & Broadway, Wash Park attracts residents who can afford the area’s ever-expanding homes. The park’s lakes, rec center, gardens, playgrounds and trails exceedingly popular for all Denverites. Popular restaurants along Old South Gaylord and Alameda Avenue feed it’s residents, and I-25 and a light-rail station connect to the city and the mountains.
Boundaries: Alameda, Buchtel, University & Broadway