The “Southwest” is parks south of 6th Ave, west of Colorado Blvd, south to the county line at Berry Ave, west to the county line at Kipling St. Think Barnum, Ruby Hill, Marston, and Wash Park.

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

Asbury & Tejon Park (Now called La Lomita Park)

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Location: 2140 W. Asbury Ave., Denver
Acreage: 5.7
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, natural areas, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Exit south. Go right, then first left on S. Platte River Dr. Turn right on W. Jewell Ave. Turn left on S. Tejon St., right on W. Asbury Ave.
By transit Bus 21 stops nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to Sanderson Gulch Trail. Take a right on W. Mexico Ave., left on S. Tejon St., right on W. Asbury Ave.

Aspgren (Clifford) Park

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Location: 1201 W. Exposition Ave., Denver
Acreage: 3.68
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, baseball/softball field

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Alameda Ave. Go west to S. Lipan St. Take a left. Turn right on W. Exposition Ave.
By transit Buses 3 and 11 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to West Virginia Ave. Take a left on S. Lipan St. Turn right on W. Exposition Ave.

Barnum Park

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Location: 360 N. Hooker St., Denver
Acreage: 60
Amenities: Soccer field, baseball/softball field complex, natural areas, bleachers, bike skills course, recreation center, outdoor pool, dog park, restroom, playground, basketball court, tennis court, lake, picnic tables, picnic shelter, benches, bike/pedestrian path, picnic area, drinking fountain, restroom

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Exit 209C to the west on 6th Ave. Take a left on N. Knox Ct. to a left on W. 4th Ave. to arrive at the Rec Center parking lot.
By transit Buses 9 and30/31 stop nearby as does the W line.

Bates and Hobart

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Location: 6000 W. Bates Ave., Denver
Acreage: 6.3
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, bike/pedestrian path, horseshoe pits

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 6th Ave. Go west to . Sheridan Blvd. Go south to W. Bates Ave. Turn right. Go to the park.
By transit Bus 51 stops nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Mary Carter Greenway. Then go to the Bear Creek Trail. Go west. Turn right on S. Lamar St. Turn right on W. Bates Ave. to the park.

Bear Creek Park

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Location: 3550 S. Raleigh St., Denver
Acreage: 86.4
Amenities: Benches, drinking fountain, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, restroom, bike/pedestrian path, Bear Creek Trail, horseshoe pits, soccer field, baseball/softball field, natural areas, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take Hwy. 285 to S. Lowell Blvd. Go north on S. Lowell Blvd./S. Knox Ct. Turn left on W. Girard Ave. Turn right on S. Patton Wy. Turn left on S. Raleigh St. to the park.
By transit Buses 1, 36L, and 50 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Bear Creek Trail. Go west on the Bear Creek Trail to reach the park.

Bonnie Brae Park

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Location: 901 S. Bonnie Brae Blvd., Denver
Acreage: 1.4
Amenities: Benches, flower beds, drinking fountain, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there:
By car Take S. Colorado Blvd. to E. Exposition Ave. Go west on E. Exposition Ave. Turn left on S. Steele St. Turn right on E. Kentucky Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 11 and 24 stop nearby.
By bike Take the Cherry Creek Trail to E. Alameda Ave. Continue south onto S. University Blvd. Turn slight left onto Bonnie Brae Blvd. to the park.

Bow Mar Heights Park

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Location: 4000 W. Rutgers Pl., Denver
Acreage: 18
Amenities: Benches, picnic tables, natural areas, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Go south to W. Oxford Ave. Take a right. Turn left on S. Irving St. Take a right on W. Quincy Ave. Take a left on S. Quitman St. Turn left on W. Rutgers Place to the park.
By transit Buses 36L and 51 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Mary Carter Trail. Go right on W Oxford Ave. Left on S Lowell Blvd. Right on W Quincy Ave. Left on S Newton St. Right on W Rutgers Pl to the park.

City of Brest Park

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Location: 3800 Cherry Creek South Dr., Denver
Acreage: 16.3
Amenities: Picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take S. Colorado Blvd. to Cherry Creek S. Dr.
By transit Buses 40 and 83D stop nearby.
By bike Take the Cherry Creek Trail to park.

City of Kunming Park

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Location: 200 E. Harvard Ave., Denver
Acreage: 3.6
Amenities: Benches, plaza, drinking fountain, flower beds

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Evans Ave. Go west. Turn left on S. Logan St. Turn left on E. Harvard Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 0 and 12 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River trail. Go east on W. Evans Ave. Turn right on S. Delaware St. Turn left on W. Harvard Ave. to the park.

Cuatro Vientos / Four Winds Park

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Location: 3800 W. Alameda Ave., Denver
Acreage: 2
Amenities: Open space, playground, interactive water feature, turf areas for fitness/sport activities, a picnic shelter, basketball court, skate park

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 6th Ave. Go west. Go south on Perry St. Turn left on W. Alameda Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 1, 3, and 31 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Lakewood Gulch Trail. Follow W. 12th Ave. to 6th Ave. Turn left on Knox Ct .Turn right on W. 1st Ave. Turn right on W. Byers Pl. Turn left on S. Newton St. Turn right on W. Alameda Ave. to the park.

Dailey Park

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Location: 1 S. Cherokee St., Denver
Acreage: 2.6
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, basketball court, benches, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Alameda Ave. Turn left on S. Cherokee St. to the park.
By transit Buses 0, 1, and 52 stop nearby.
By bike Take Cherry Creek Trail to S. Broadway. Go south to W. Ellsworth Ave. Turn left to the park.

DeBoer (SR) Park

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Location: 2505 S. York St., Denver
Acreage: 4.75
Amenities: Drinking fountain, picnic tables, basketball court, playground, bike/pedestrian path, Harvard Gulch Trail

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to University Blvd. Go south. Turn right on E. Harvard Ave. Turn left on S. York St to the park.
By transit Buses 12, 21, and 40 stop nearby.
By bike Take the High Line Canal Trail to S Colorado Blvd. Go north. Turn left on E Yale Ave. Turn right on S Jackson St. Turn left on the Harvard Gulch Trail. Go west to the park.

Garfield Lake

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Location: 3600 W. Mississippi Ave., Denver
Acreage: 29
Amenities: Lake, benches, picnic tables, outdoor pool, bike/pedestrian path, baseball/softball field, basketball court, fitness course, futsal court, football field, restroom, playground, picnic area, bike skills course

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 6th Ave. Turn south on Federal Blvd. Turn west on W. Mississippi Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 11, 31, 30/36L stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Lakewood Gulch Trail. Follow 8th Ave. to 6th Ave. Turn left S. Lowell Blvd. Turn left on W. Exposition Ave., then right to return to S. Lowell Blvd. Continue south to the park.

Grant Frontier Park

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Location: 2300 S. Platte River Dr., Denver
Acreage: 8.8
Amenities: Historical site, picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path, South Platte River Trail, natural areas, playground, drinking fountain

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Turn right on W. Evans Ave. Take a right on S. Platte River Dr. to the park.
By transit Bus 21 and light rails C and D stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Harvard Gulch Park

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Location: 550 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
Acreage: Combined 50
Amenities: Recreation center, picnic tables, playground, bike/pedestrian path, outdoor pool, golf course, soccer field, baseball/softball field, basketball court, benches, parking lot, community garden, natural areas, bike/pedestrian path, picnic tables, slack line course

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Washington St. Turn west on E. Louisiana Ave. Turn left on Logan St. Turn left on E. Iliff Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 0, 12, and 21 stop nearby.
By bike Take Platte River Trail to Cherry Creek Trail east. Turn left on S. Marion Pkwy. Turn left on E. Louisiana Ave. Turn right on S. Franklin St. Turn right on Iliff St. to the park.

Hungarian Freedom Park

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Location: 901 E. 1st Ave., Denver
Acreage: 1.7
Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, fountain

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Speer Blvd. south to the park.
By transit Buses 1, 12, and 83L stop nearby
By bike Take Cherry Creek Trail to the park.

Huston Lake Park

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Location: 850 S. Bryant St., Denver
Acreage: 82
Amenities: Lake, picnic tables, benches, playground, football field, horseshoe pits, basketball court, soccer field, baseball/softball field, tennis court, drinking fountain, bike/pedestrian path, flower beds, picnic area, fitness zone

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Santa Fe Dr. Exit south. Turn right on W. Mississippi Ave. Turn right on S. Bryant St.
By transit Buses 11, 14, and 31 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to West Virginia Ave. Take a left on S. Lipan St. Turn right on W. Exposition Ave. Turn left on S. Vallejo St. to park.

Johnson-Habitat Park

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Location: 610 S. Jason St., Denver
Acreage: 7.6
Amenities: Benches, picnic shelter, South Platte River Trail, natural areas, river access, playground, interpretive overlook, outdoor classroom

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Alameda Ave. Go west. Take a left on S. Platte River Dr. to Jason St.
By transit Buses 3 and 11 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Loretto Heights Park

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Location: 2800 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver
Acreage: 13.7
Amenities: Picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, playground, natural areas, bike/pedestrian path, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Santa Fe Blvd. South. Turn right on W Dartmouth Ave. Turn right on S. Federal Blvd. Turn left on W. Amherst Ave. Turn left on S. Lowell Blvd. to park.
By transit Bus 21 stops nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Harvard Gulch Trail. Go west. Take a left on S. Zuni St. Take a right on W. Amherst Ave. Take a left on S. Lowell Blvd. to the park.

McWilliams (Robert H) Park

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Location: 2701 E. Yale Ave., Denver
Acreage: 7.87
Amenities: Drinking fountain, picnic tables, playground, restroom, basketball court, bike/pedestrian path, Harvard Gulch Trail, baseball/softball field, soccer field, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Colorado Blvd. Go south. Take a right on E. Yale Ave.
By transit Bus 27 stops nearby.
By bike Take the High Line Canal Trail to S. Colorado Blvd. Go north. Turn left on E. Yale Ave. to the park.

Observatory Park

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Location: 2100 S. Fillmore St., Denver
Acreage: 10.44
Amenities: Observatory, picnic tables, playground, restroom, drinking fountain, basketball court, multi-purpose field (lacrosse, rugby, soccer), baseball/softball field, tennis court, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. University Blvd. Head south. Take a left on Buchtel Blvd. S. Turn right on S. Fillmore St. to the park.
By transit Buses 21 and 24 stop nearby.
By bike Take Cherry Creek Trail to a slight right toward Cherry Creek S. Dr. Continue onto Cherry Creek S. Dr. Turn right onto S. Steele St. Continue onto S. St. Paul St. Turn right onto E. Warren Ave.to the park.

Overland Pond Park

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Location: 955 W. Florida Ave., Denver
Acreage: 8.5
Amenities: Lake, benches, picnic tables, bike/pedestrian path: South Platte River Trail, parking lot, natural areas

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Take a right on S. Platte River Dr. Take a left on W. Florida Ave.
By transit Buses 0, 12, and 14 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Pasquinel’s Landing

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Location: 801 W. Evans Ave., Denver
Acreage: 3.8
Amenities: Bike/pedestrian path, fitness zone, picnic tables, South Platte River Trail, playground (nature play)

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Take a right on W. Evans Ave. Turn right on Huron St. to the park.
By transit Bus 21 and light rails C and D stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the park.

Pinehurst

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Location: 4600 W. Quincy Ave., Denver
Acreage: 13.7
Amenities: Picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, playground, basketball court, soccer field, bike/pedestrian path, drinking fountain

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Go south to W. Oxford Ave. Take a right. Turn left on S. Irving St. Take a right on W. Quincy Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 36, 36L, and 51 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Mary Carter Trail. Go right on W. Oxford Ave. Turn left on S. Lowell Blvd. Turn right on W Quincy Ave to the park.

Platt (James H) Park

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Location: 1500 S. Grant St., Denver
Acreage: 3.7
Amenities: Recreation center, library, Fleming Mansion (special use), drinking fountain, benches, picnic tables, playground, basketball court, horseshoe pits

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Turn left on W. Iowa Ave. Continue east on E. Iowa Ave. Turn left on S. Grant St. to the park.
By transit Buses 11 and 12 stop nearby.
By bike Take Platte River Trail to W. Florida Ave. Turn east. Take a right on S. Santa Fe Dr. Turn left on W. Iowa St. Continue east on E. Iowa Ave. Turn left on S. Grant St. to the park.

Ruby Hill Park

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Location: 1200 W. Florida Ave., Denver
Acreage: 82
Amenities: Picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, playground, outdoor pool, restroom, baseball/softball field, bike/pedestrian path, natural areas, drinking fountain, flower beds, pavilion, picnic area, bike courses, ski/snowboard courses

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. Santa Fe Dr. Go south and take a right on S. Platte River Dr. Turn right on W. Florida Ave. Take a left on S. Lipan St. to enter the park.
By transit Buses 0, 14, and 42 stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Sanderson Gulch Trail along W. Florida Ave.

Stanford & Balsam Park

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Location: 8600 W. Stanford Ave., Denver
Acreage: 10
Amenities: Playground, bike/pedestrian path, benches, natural areas

Getting there
By car From I-70, drive south on S. Wadsworth Blvd. (CO-121). Turn left on W. Quincy Ave. Turn left on S. Garrison St. Turn left on W. Stanford Ave. The park entrance is at the end of the street.
By transit Buses 76, 100, and 100L stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to the Mary Carter Greenway. Go west on the Bear Creek Trail. Slight left at S. Lamar St. Turn left onto S. Pierce St. Turn right onto W. Quincy Ave. Turn left onto S. Ammons St. Continue onto S. Balsam Way. Turn right onto W. Stanford Ave. (an unmarked concrete path).

Valverde Park

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Location: 150 S. Navajo St., Denver
Acreage: 5.79
Amenities: Baseball/softball field complex, basketball court, football field, bike/pedestrian path, picnic shelter

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Alameda Ave. Head west to S. Navajo St. and turn right to the park.
By transit Buses 3 and 33B stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to W. Bayaud Ave. The park is across the street.

Vanderbilt Park

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Location: 150 S. Navajo St., Denver
Acreage: 5.79
Amenities: Baseball/softball field complex, basketball court, football field, bike/pedestrian path, picnic shelter

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Alameda Ave. Head west to S. Navajo St. and turn right to the park.
By transit Buses 3 and 33B stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to W. Bayaud Ave. The park is across the street.

Veterans Park

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Location: 2100 E. Iowa Ave., Denver
Acreage: 16
Amenities: Drinking fountain, restroom, soccer field, baseball/softball field, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to S. University Blvd. Go north. Turn left on E. Iowa Ave. to the park.
By transit Light rails E and H stop nearby.
By bike From Cherry Creek Trail, take S. Marion Pkwy. Turn left on E. Louisiana Ave. Take a right on S. Race St. Continue onto E. Florida Ave. Turn right on S. Vine St. Turn right on E. Iowa Ave.

Washington Park

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Location: 701 S. Franklin St., Denver
Acreage: 157
Amenities: Recreation center, flower beds, picnic shelter, benches, drinking fountain, grills, picnic tables, playground, lake, restroom, tennis court, basketball court, bike/pedestrian path, horseshoe pits, lawn bowling, jogging path, picnic area

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to Washington Ave. Exit east to Buchtel Blvd. S. Turn left on E. Louisiana Ave. Take a left on S. Downing St to park entrance on right.
By transit Buses 11and 24stop nearby.
By bike Take Cherry Creek Trail to S. Marion Pkwy. Go south to the park.

West-Bar-Val-Wood Park

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Location: 2001 W. Cedar Ave., Denver
Acreage: 12
Amenities: Picnic tables, playground, basketball court, football field, baseball/softball field, bleachers, bike/pedestrian path

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to W. Alameda Ave. Head west to S. Tejon St. Take a right on S. Tejon St. Take a left on W. Cedar Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 3 and 33B stop nearby.
By bike Take the South Platte River Trail to W. Bayaud Ave. Go west to S. Tejon St. Take a left. Take a right on W. Cedar Ave. to the park.

Westwood Park

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Location: 4951 W. Kentucky Ave., Denver
Acreage: 5
Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, playground, basketball court, baseball/softball field, bike/pedestrian path, picnic area, nature play, walking loop

Getting there
By car Take I-25 to 6th Ave. Take a left on Sheridan Blvd. Take a left on West Kentucky Ave. to the park.
By transit Buses 11 and 50/51 stop nearby.
By bike Take Platte River Trail to Lakewood Gulch west. Go south on 6th Ave. to S. Knox Ct. Take a right on Morrison Rd. Take a left on West Kentucky Ave. to the park.