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Parks & nature in Denver

Botanical Garden
“One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources.”
355 locals recommend
“Fun place to hangout, dine, drink, eat ice cream, especially at night. Located downtown in LoDo.”
357 locals recommend
“great park to walk around and the view from the east side of the lake is incredible”
303 locals recommend
“The park consists of a natural prairie and wetland environment with an 880-acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft”
56 locals recommend
“Confluence Park is right in downtown along the Platte River. There’s a great trail that goes alongside the Platte River with some nice art murals and is a nice way to suspend some time outdoors but still have access to downtown and lower highlands area. ”
90 locals recommend
“Just a 2 block walk, this park hosts the capitol and other municipal buildings. The history museum is nearby and there is an Ai Wei Wei outdoor exhibit of the Chinese zodiacs. I will also mention that there are a lot of homeless people here. If that makes you uncomfortable, I recommend you skip this park. That being said, I stroll there often (as a fan of Ai Wei Wei and local activist efforts) and I've never encountered an experience that felt unsafe or threatening. ”
37 locals recommend
“We are within walking distance of this area, once a weapons manufacturing and storage area it’s now a haven for all kinds of birds, deer and prairie dogs. ”
27 locals recommend
“Great place to go for a run or bring your dog. Great views of the mountains!”
22 locals recommend
“Best way to star-end you journey through denver via 16th Street and into the highlands. Walk the canal, stop at a brewery or two, throw the ball, grab a donut at the best donut dispensary ”
21 locals recommend
“A nice stroll around the lake with views of downtown. Coffee shops and restaurants for lunch or dinner are across the street. ”
20 locals recommend
“1 mile west on 32nd is a 60 acre lake with a nature preserve and beautiful views of the Front Range (Eastern face of the Rocky Mountains). We love walking around Crown Hill - I always imagine I'm Laura Ingalls crossing the plains and just seeing the mountains for the first time when I'm walking around Crown Hill!”
13 locals recommend
Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“Easy park to get to that includes a dog park, lake and plenty of grass to play in”
9 locals recommend
“Go here to enjoy sunsets (or sunrises), you get an amazing view of the mountains and the city since you really are on the top of a huge hill. (In the winter go sledding here!)”
15 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Only five blocks from the Pinkhouse is Harvard Gulch Park and Par 3. It has a great running trail, lots of shade and the extension of the CSU Horticulture group with a beautiful vegetable garden, the produce of which is donated to the food bank. This is a great alternative to Washington Park if you're looking for something a little less crowded.”
6 locals recommend
“This garden hosts great views. Between the Japanese-inspired garden and the Arboretum, there is lots to see. Great place to unwind.”
15 locals recommend
“Seasonal outdoor park with leisure & lap pools, 35-ft. slide, tubing river & concession stand.”
9 locals recommend