The “Northwest” includes parks west of I25 to 6th Ave, and parks east of I25 to Downing St and/or Colorado Blvd (but not City Park), and all parks north of I70 to Colorado Blvd. Think Inspiration Point, Sloan’s Lake, Globeville and downtown.

Check out the posts below & learn more about these Denver parks.

51st & Zuni

Location: 5100 N. Zuni St., Denver
Acreage: 12.75
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, playground, baseball/softball field, basketball court, picnic shelter, drinking fountain, bike/pedestrian path, picnic area, fitness zone

Getting there
By car From I-70, take the N. Pecos St. exit to the north. Take a left on W. 52nd Ave. The park will be on your left.
By transit Buses 19 and 52 stop nearby.

By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to E. 47th Ave. Go north on Broadway then west on 48th Ave. Take a right on Vallejo St. The park will be on your left.

Argo Park


Location: 4700 N. Logan St., Denver
Acreage: 12
Amenities: Picnic tables, picnic shelter, playground, outdoor pool, basketball court, football field, soccer field, baseball/softball field

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Washington St. Go north. Take a left on E. 47th Ave. Turn right on Logan.
By transit Buses 12 and 48 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to E. 47th Ave. Turn right on Logan.

Aztlan Park


Location: 4435 N. Navajo St., Denver
Acreage: 3.6
Amenities: Recreation center, benches, picnic tables, playground, outdoor pool, basketball court, baseball/softball field, soccer field

Getting there
By car From I-70, take the N. Pecos St. Exit. Head south to W. 46th Ave., take a left then take a right on Navajo St. The park is on the corner of Navajo and 44th.
By transit Buses 19 and 52 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail through the City of Cuernavaca Park to Inca St. to W. 44th Ave.

Benedict Fountain Park


Location: 401 E. 20th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 2.9
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, fountain, passive open space

Getting there
By car Take Colfax to Logan St. Turn north to E. 20th Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 20, 28, 43, and 48 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Cherry Creek Trail. Slight right onto Market St. Turn right onto 14th St. Turn left onto Glenarm Pl. Glenarm Pl. turns slightly right and becomes E. 19th Ave. Turn left onto Logan St. Turn left onto E. 20th Ave.

Berkeley Lake Park


Location: 4601 W. 46th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 81
Amenities: Dog park, lake, flower beds, drinking fountain, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, recreation center, outdoor pool, basketball court, tennis court, bike/pedestrian path, soccer field, baseball/softball field, restroom, benches, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Sheridan Blvd. Go south to W. 46th Ave. Go east to the parking lot on the north side of the street.
By transit Buses 38, 44, and 52 stop near the entrance.
By bike Take the Clear Creek Trail to Harlan to W. 49th Ave. to Sheridan Blvd, or the Platte River Trail to Inca to 46th Ave. to Sheridan Blvd.

Boyd (J. Langston) Park


Location: 3101 Colorado Blvd.
Acreage: 4.8
Amenities: Benches, bike/pedestrian path, flower bed

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Colorado Blvd. Turn south. Cross Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The park is on the left. There is no parking along Colorado Blvd. You’ll need to park on one of the side streets.
By transit Buses 34, 40, and 43 stop nearby.
By bike Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Colorado Blvd. Turn south. The park is on the left.

Centennial Gardens


Location: 1301 Elitch Cir., Denver
Acreage: 5.5
Amenities: Benches, fountain, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail, flower beds, natural areas, restroom, drinking fountain

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer Blvd. Exit south to Elitch Circle. Turn right to Gardens.
By transit Bus 43, 44, and the A train stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to park.

Chaffee (Jerome B) Park


Location: 1901 W. 43rd Ave., Denver
Acreage: 5
Amenities: Benches, drinking fountain, picnic tables, playground, restroom, basketball court, baseball/softball field

Getting there
By car From I-70, take N. Pecos St. exit to the south. Take a right on W. 46th Ave., then a left on Tejon St.
By transit Buses 44 and 52 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to E. 47th Ave. to Broadway and take a right. Take a left on W. 48th Ave. to N. Pecos St. Take a right to W. Elk Place then a left on Quivas St. Take a right on W. 46th Ave. then a left on Tejon St.

Chavez (Cesar E) Park


Location: 4131 N. Tennyson St., Denver
Acreage: 2.5
Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, playground, basketball court, baseball/softball field, picnic area, bocce ball court, ping-pong table

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Tennyson St. Head south; the park will be on your right.
By transit Buses 38 and 44 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to E. 47th Ave. Go north on Broadway then west on 48th Ave. Take a left on Zuni St., a right on W. 46th Ave., a left on Tennyson St.

City of Cuernavaca Park


Location: 3500 Rockmont Dr, Denver
Acreage: 24
Amenities: Drinking fountain, picnic tables, picnic shelter, public art, baseball/softball field, natural areas, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-25. Exit 20th St. Go east to a right on Little Raven St. Turn right on 19th St. Turn right on Rockmont Dr. to the park.
By transit Buses 19, 52, and the A train stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

City of Nairobi Park


Location: 3500 N. Cook St., Denver
Acreage: 2.2
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, playground, drinking fountain, baseball/softball field

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Colorado Blvd. Go south to Bruce Randolph Blvd. Take a right on Cook St. to the park.
By transit: Buses 24, 40, and 43 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to 38th St. Turn right. Turn left on Blake St./E. 40th Ave. Turn right on Cook St. to the park is on the left.

Civic Center Park

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Location: 101 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy., Denver
Acreage: 10.6
Amenities: Voorhies Memorial, Greek amphitheater, benches, drinking fountain, fountain, flower beds, public art

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer Blvd. Turn left on W. 14th Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 0 and 15 stop nearby.
By bike Take the Cherry Creek Trail to Galapago St. Turn left, then take a right on W. 14th Ave. to the park.

Columbus Park


Location: 1501 W. 38th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 2.3
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, plaza, basketball court, benches, flower beds

Getting there
By car From I-25, exit W. 38th/Fox St. to the west. Park is between Navajo and Osage.
By transit Buses 19 and 35 stop nearby.
By bike From the South Platte River Trail, exit Jason St. Jason turns into W. 36th Ave. Turn right on Navajo and left on W. 38th Ave.

Commons Park


Location: 2101 15th St., Denver
Acreage: 17.6
Amenities: Benches, restroom, drinking fountain, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail, walking/jogging paths, natural areas

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 20th St. Turn east to Little Raven St. Take a left to the park.
By transit The A train and many other light rail and bus lines stop at Union Station, near the park.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Confluence East Park


Location: 2250 15th St., Denver
Acreage: 2.8
Amenities: Bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail, Cherry Creek Trail, kayak course, benches, flower beds, Shoemaker Plaza

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 20th St. Turn east to Little Raven. Turn right to the park.
By transit The A train, several light rail lines, and many bus lines stop at Union Station, near the park.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Creekfront Park


Location: 1300 Larimer St., Denver
Acreage: 0.76
Amenities: Bike/pedestrian path, Cherry Creek Trail, fountain, benches

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer Blvd. Go south to Lawrence. Turn left. Turn left on Speer. Turn left on Larimer to the park.
By transit Buses 43, 48, and the A train stop nearby.
By bike Take the Cherry Creek Trail to the park.

Denver Skate Park


Location: 2205 19th St., Denver
Acreage: 1.9
Amenities: Benches, skate park, picnic shelter, picnic tables, drinking fountain

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 20th St. Exit to the east. Turn right on Little Raven to the park.
By transit The A train and many other light rail and bus lines stop at Union Station, near the park.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Diamond Hill Promenade


Location: 2600 N. Zuni St., Denver
Acreage: 1.9
Amenities: Bike/pedestrian path, benches

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer. Go west. At the intersection of Speer and Zuni, it’s on the left.
By transit Bus 28 stops nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to Speer Blvd. Go west to intersection.

Douglass (Fredrick) Park


Location: 3000 N. Franklin St., Denver
Acreage: 0.5
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, benches

Getting there
By car Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Franklin St. Turn south to the park.
By transit Buses 28, 34, and 43 stop nearby.
By bike Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Franklin St. Turn south to the park.

Downtown Playground


Location: 1800 N. Speer Blvd, Denver
Acreage: 0.8
Amenities: Playground, benches, picnic shelter, picnic tables

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer Blvd. to the park.
By transit Bus 44 stops nearby.
By bike: Take the Cherry Creek Trail to the park between Wynkoop and Wewatta.

Dunham (Lee) Park


Location: 4401 N. Clayton St., Denver
Acreage: 2.4
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, playground, basketball court, baseball/softball field

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Vasquez. Turn south to E. 45th Ave. Take a left. Right on Clayton to the park.
By transit Buses 40 and 48 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to 38th St. Turn right. Turn left on Blake St./E. 40th Ave. Turn left on Clayton to the park.

Elyria Park


Location: 4809 N. Race St., Denver
Acreage: 2.5
Amenities: Recreation center, drinking fountain, picnic tables, playground, basketball court, baseball/softball field, sand volleyball court, benches, skate park

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Brighton Blvd. Turn north. Turn right on 48th Ave., left on Race St.
By transit Bus 48 stops nearby.
By bike Take Sand Creek Greenway to Brighton Blvd. Turn north. Turn right on 48th Ave., left on Race St.

Frog Hollow Park


Location: 6th Ave. and South Platte River, Denver
Acreage: 6.5
Amenities: Picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to exit 209C. Go west to Zuni. Take that south to W. 8th Ave. Cross 8th and park at the trailhead. Walk through Frog Hollow Park to Phil Milstein Park.
By transit Buses 9, 15, and 30/36 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to W. 6th Ave.

Fuller Park


Gates Crescent ParkLocation: 2801 N. Williams St., Denver
Acreage: 5.8
Amenities: Dog park, picnic tables, picnic shelter, playground, basketball court, benches, drinking fountain, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to N. Williams St. Turn south. The park is on the right.
By transit Buses 34, 43, and 88 stop nearby.
By bike Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to N. Williams St. Turn south. The park is on the right.

Globeville Landing

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Location: 3901 Arkins Ct., Denver
Acreage: 8
Amenities: Picnic tables, picnic shelter, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail, drinking fountain, disc golf course

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Washington Street. Go south to Arkins Ct. Take a left to the park.
By transit Buses 12, 48, and the light rail A line stop nearby.
By bike Take South Platte River Trail to the park.

Governors Park


Location: 701 N. Pennsylvania St., Denver
Acreage: 1.9
Amenities: Benches, drinking fountain, picnic tables, playground, public art, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to E. 6th Ave. Take a left on Pennsylvania St. to the park.
By transit Buses 0, 6, and 52 stop nearby.
By bike Take Cherry Creek Park to Pennsylvania St. Go north to the park.

Hallack Park

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Location: 1900 N. Julian St.
Acreage: 3
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, soccer field, benches

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to exit 211 toward 23rd/20th Ave. Follow 20th to Irving.
By transit Buses 1, 16, 20, and the light rail W line stop nearby.
By bike Take South Platte River Trail to W. 17th Ave./W. Dick Connor Ave. Go west to Irving St. Take a right on Irving St to 19th Ave.

Heron Pond/Heller Open Space


Location: 5275 Franklin St., Denver
Acreage: 42
Amenities: Lake, open space, natural areas

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Brighton. Go north to Race St. Take a right. Take a right on Race Ct. Take a right on Franklin. Turn left on 53rd Ave. The park entrance is located at the cul-de-sac just past the National Guard parking.
By transit Buses 42 and 45 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to Franklin St. Go north. Take a left on 53rd Ave.

Highland Park


Location: 3265 N. Federal Blvd., Denver
Acreage: 7
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, basketball court, benches, library, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer. Go north to Federal. Take a left on 32nd Ave.
By transit Buses 32 and 38 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to 15th St. Go west to W 29th Ave. Take a right on Zuni St. Take a left on W Dunkeld Pl. which turns into Clay St. Take a left on W 3rd Ave. to park.

Hirshorn Park


Location: 3000 N. Tejon St., Denver
Acreage: 2
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, drinking fountain, playground, baseball/softball field, bleachers, basketball court

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to the 20th St. exit. Take a right and then a left on Central. Take a right on 16th St., which merges into Tejon.
By transit Buses 32 and 44 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Highland Bridge. Turn left on Central, right on 16th St. the right on Tejon.

Inspiration Point Park


Location: 4901 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver
Acreage: 25.5
Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, bike/pedestrian path, flower beds, natural areas, scenic overlook

Getting there
By car Exit Sheridan Blvd. off I-70 and head north. Park is on the west side of the street just north of W. 49th Ave.
By transit Buses 44 and 52 stop near the east entrance.
By bike Take the Clear Creek Trail to Harlan St. to W. 49th Ave., or the Platte River Trail to Inca St. to W 46th Ave to Sheridan Blvd.

Jefferson Park


Location: 2201 N. Clay St., Denver
Acreage: 6.6
Amenities: Benches, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, restroom, drinking fountain, basketball court, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to exit 211. Continue on W. 23rd Ave. to Clay St.
By transit Buses 10 and 28 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to Water St. Go west to W. 23rd and Clay. Turn left to park.

La Alma / Lincoln Park

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Location: 1325 W. 11th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 15
Amenities: Recreation center, playground, amphitheater, outdoor pool, basketball court, picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, football field, tennis court, baseball/softball field, picnic area, fitness zone, skate park

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Colfax Ave. Take a right on Osage St. to the park.
By transit Light rail lines C, D, F, and H stop nearby.
By bike Take Cherry Creek Trail to W. 11th Ave. Go west to the park.

Lawson (Sonny) Park


Location: 2301 Welton St.
Acreage: 2.4
Amenities: Drinking fountain, playground, restroom, basketball court, baseball/softball field, benches, ping-pong table, fitness zone, dog park, plaza

Getting there
By car From Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., turn left on Champa, left on 25th St., right on California St. to the park.
By transit Buses 43 and 88 stop nearby.
By bike From Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., turn left on Champa, left on 25th St., right on California St. to the park.

Martinez (Joseph P) Park


Location: 900 N. Raleigh St., Denver
Acreage: 12
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, basketball court, baseball/softball field, bike/pedestrian path, Lakewood Gulch Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to exit 210A. Turn west on Colfax. Turn left on Perry, right on W. 10th Ave., left on Raleigh.
By transit Bus 9 and the light rail W line stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Lakewood Gulch Trail.

Mestizo-Curtis Park


Location: 3000 Curtis St., Denver
Acreage: 8.5
Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, playground, outdoor pool, picnic shelter, basketball court, tennis court, bike/pedestrian path, picnic area, fitness zone

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Washington St. Turn right on Walnut. Left on N. Downing St. Right on Arapahoe St. Left on 31st St. to the park.
By transit Buses 43 and 88 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to Market St. on to Walnut. Turn right on 26th St. and then left on Curtis to the park.

Milstein (Phil) Park

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Location: 6th Ave. and South Platte River, Denver
Acreage: 6.5
Amenities: Picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to exit 209C. Go west to Zuni. Take that south to W. 8th Ave. Cross 8th and park at the trailhead. Walk through Frog Hollow Park to Phil Milstein Park.
By transit Buses 9, 15, and 30/36 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to W. 6th Ave.

Morrison (George Sr) Park


Location: 1400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver
Acreage: 3.75
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to N. Lafayette St.
By transit Buses 43 and 88 stop nearby.
By bike Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to N. Lafayette St.

Carpio Sanguinette Park (Northside Park)

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Location: 1400 53rd Ave., Denver
Acreage: 14
Amenities: Bike/pedestrian path, soccer field, drinking fountain, South Platte River Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Washington St. Go north to E. 51st, take a right to the park.
By transit Buses 12 and 48 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Pferdesteller Park


Location: 4815 W. Moncrieff Pl., Denver
Acreage: 3
Amenities: Drinking fountain, benches, picnic tables, playground, restroom, basketball court, soccer field, picnic area

Getting there
By car From I-70, take Sheridan Blvd. south. Take a left on W. Moncrieff Pl.
By transit Buses 32 and 38 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to 15th St. Turn left on W. 29th Ave. Turn right on Tennyson St. Turn left on W. Moncrieff Pl.

Railyard Dog Park


Location: 2111 19th St., Denver
Acreage: 0.76
Amenities: Dog park, benches, picnic tables, shade structure, drinking fountain

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 20th St. Go east to Little Raven St. Take a left on 19th St. to the park.
By transit Buses 40, 120x, and the A train stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to 20th St. Go east to Little Raven St. Take a left on 19th St. to the park.

Tucked into a little corner up against the railroad tracks, you’ll find this triangle-shaped dog park. Just big enough for big dogs and just small enough for small dogs, there’s just enough space for your urban pup to catch a ball or sniff a mate.

Rocky Mountain Lake Park


Location: 3301 W. 46th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 55.5
Amenities: Drinking fountain, restroom, baseball/softball field, bike/pedestrian path, football field, horseshoe pits, lake, flower beds, tennis court, playground, benches, picnic tables, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Sheridan Bld. Go south to W. 46th Ave. Go east to the parking lot on the north side of the street.
By transit Buses 44 and 52 stop near the entrance.
By bike Take the Clear Creek Trail to Harlan St. to W. 49th Ave. to Sheridan Blvd. or the Platte River Trail to Inca St. to 46th Ave.

Sanchez (Paco) Park


Location: 1290 N. Knox Ct., Denver
Acreage: 29
Amenities: Playground, basketball court, bike/pedestrian path, Lakewood Gulch Trail, baseball/softball field, benches, picnic tables

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Colfax. Go west to N. Knox Ct. Take a left to the park.
By transit Bus 1 and the light rail W line stop nearby.
By bike Take South Platte River Trail to Lakewood Gulch Trail. Go west to the park.

Schafer (Martin J) Park


Location: 3724 N. Columbine St., Denver
Acreage: 8.9
Amenities: Playground, baseball/softball field, basketball court, football field, tennis court, picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Vasquez exit. Go south to E. 37th. Take a left to the park.
By transit Buses 24, 34, and 43 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to 38th St. Turn right. Turn left on Blake St./E. 40th Ave. Turn right on York. Turn left on 37th Ave. to the park.

Skyline Park


Location: 1701 Arapahoe St., Denver
Acreage: 2.5
Amenities: Plaza, fountain, picnic tables, restroom, benches, drinking fountain

Getting there
By car: Take I-25 to the 20th St. exit. Go east to Arapahoe St. to the park
By transit: Take any one of the many transit options to Union Station, then take the 16th St. MallRide bus to Arapahoe.
By bike: Take South Platte River Trail to 20th St. Go east to Arapahoe St. to the park.

Sloan’s Lake Park


Location: 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver
Acreage: 284
Amenities: Drinking fountain, picnic tables, picnic shelter, playground, restroom, basketball court, bike/pedestrian path, football field, soccer field, baseball/softball field, tennis court, lake, boating, flower beds, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to Sheridan Blvd. Go south to the lake.
By transit Buses 16 and 51 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to W. 17th Ave./Dick Connor Ave. Turn right on Sheridan to the park.

Swansea Park


Location: 2650 E. 49th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 10.7
Amenities: Recreation center, picnic tables, playground, outdoor pool, futsal court, football field, baseball/softball field, bike/pedestrian path, fitness zone, horseshoe pits

Getting there
By car Take I-70 to E. 45th Ave. Take exit 275C. Follow E. 45th Ave. to Clayton St. Go north. Turn left on E. 49th Ave.
By transit Bus 48 stops nearby.
By bike From the South Platte River Trail, turn left onto Arkins Ct. Take a slight right onto McFarland Dr. Take a slight left to stay on McFarland Dr. Turn left onto 44th St./E. 46th Ave. Turn left onto Columbine St. Turn right onto E. 47th Ave. Turn left onto Thompson Ct.

Walker (Madame CJ) Park


Location: 1900 E. 30th Ave., Denver
Acreage: 1
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, benches

Getting there
By car Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to York St. Go south. Turn right on E. 30th Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 34 and 40 stop nearby.
By bike Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to York St. Go south. Turn right on E. 30th Ave. to the park.

Williams (Dr. Daniel Hale) Park


Location: 3000 N. Lafayette St., Denver
Acreage: 0.5
Amenities: Playground, basketball court, benches, picnic tables

Getting there
By car Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to N. Lafayette St. Turn south to the park.
By transit Buses 12, 28, and 43 stop nearby.
By bike Take Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to N. Lafayette St. Turn south to the park.