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“Great place to hear jazz on Sunday nights”
Review of City Park - Denver

City Park - Denver
Ranked #33 of 289 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The most popular park in the city, this 320-acre sanctuary offers recreation opportunities galore and houses the Denver Zoo, the Colorado Museum of Natural History and an IMAX Theatre.
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Attended the last city front jazz session at the park tonight. Music was awesome and it was easy to hear from almost anywhere around the pond. Music starts at 6 and goes until around 8. Parking is free. There are about 30 food trucks there that you can order from or you can bring a picnic. No glass is allowed in the park so if you want to bring drinks make sure they are not in glass containers. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on and find yourself some nice shade.

Thank Mary Jo K
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

My first impression of city Park is a cesspool of a pond filled with geese. The whole eastern part of the park is open space overrun with geese and weeds. West of the pavilion is much more well-maintained Nice paths and flower gardens. The place was virtually abandoned on a late afternoon in July. Other than people working on their cars and smoking pot, the park wasn't being used much. The pavilion is a beautiful structure that is gated and locked, a Virtual no man's land. I can't believe how this resource is being squandered. Other cities would have markets, performers, restaurants in this area.
The situation changes dramatically on Sunday afternoon's when Jazz in the park is being held. The park becomes unrecognizable with dozens of food trucks, thousands of people playing volleyball and frisbee, dogs and kids running around. Even with hundreds and hundreds of dogs, I was very impressed with the responsible owners. They kept their dogs on the leash and cleaned up after them.it reminded me of Fourth of July at a huge park where everyone is relaxing and enjoying themselves, but with jazz music instead of fireworks. It would be really nice if the city put some resources into the park, cleaned up the pond and eliminated the geese. Simple shore bank plant restoration would likely deter the geese from staying.

1  Thank ETCfromMN
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Spent some time relaxing here after visiting the capitol. The flowers were lovely and the week I was there food trucks gathered midday which was quite a treat for a quick lunch

Thank Debera G
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

my partner and I paid a visit to city park while in Denver. sprawling, denvers own version of new York citys central park I think, perfect for picnics, or to view the beautiful Denver skyline. the park has miles of jogging or biking paths if feeling energetic, or beauty in nature to look at while strolling. there is also food service while wandering, including south east Asian.

Thank enncle
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This park offers incredible views of Denver's sunset. Nestled between the City Park and Park Hill neighborhoods, this is a charming place in Denver that's great for running, biking, picnics, walks, etc. On one side of the park is the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. On the other side is the historic and gorgeous Denver East High School. An incredible place to spend some time in Denver.

1  Thank Bradley J
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