The guy who helped plan New York’s famous Central Park also had a hand in creating Washington park, or Wash Park as it is colloquially called by Denverites.
For outdoor enthusiasts who live in or visit Denver, Wash park is a place to get lost and find your peace. Shaped like a giant rectangle, its basic shape is simple, but the adventures to be had are abundant and range from all-day treks to a quick lunch in between meetings. If you love gardens (who doesn’t?), you are in for a treat. Washington park has a bunch of them. On the south side, near lake Windermere, there is a garden that strives to replicate the garden that Mrs. George Washington enjoyed at her home. Near the other lake in the park, yes, you read that right, there are two lakes in Washington Park, there is a garden with walkways that wind you through the beautiful blooms. Perhaps spring is the best time, or maybe even summer, to while away the hours in Washington park. If you fancy a run, there is a running/jogging/walking trail that is a nice two miles or so. Lace up your trainers and give it a go. Don’t hesitate to give Fido a leash and bring him along. Dogs are welcome in the park. When marijuana was declared legal in Colorado, Denver enjoyed a tourism boom, but it isn’t the lenient cannabis laws that bring people back year after year. It is the natural beauty and the warm, welcoming people of Denver that make people want to live there and visit there frequently.