Denver’s Unique Park System

Aug 17, 2014

Parks play a major role in providing a high quality of life. Great parks support strong, healthy neighborhoods.

When it comes to park systems, Denver ranks higher (13th among the 40 largest U.S. cities) than Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and Phoenix, despite greater park coverage in those cities.

Denver’s unique park system offers more than 200 traditional and historic parks within city limits, many of them connected by bike paths that are part of the city’s network of 850 miles of paved, off-street bike trails. Denver also has 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby foothills of the Rocky Mountains – an immense mountain park system that covers an area almost the size of Manhattan.

Other fun facts about Denver’s parks:

Park acreage: 5,902 acres

People served per park acre: 79

Oldest park: Mestizo Curtis Park, est. 1881

Largest park: City Park, 314 acres

Most-visited park: City Park

Consider getting outdoors and checking out a park you’ve never visited!

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