Bordered to the north by Alameda Avenue, to the west by Downing Street, to the east by University Boulevard, and to the south by I-25, Washington Park is a charming, distinctive old Denver neighborhood with mature shade trees, quiet streets, and well-cared-for bungalow style homes.
At the center of the neighborhood is a beautiful 161-acre park containing two large lakes which are frequented by flocks of geese, tennis courts, a boat-house, a rec center, flower gardens, picnic areas and a playground. The rec center features a public pool, workout area and basketball courts. From bikers and roller-bladers to runners, walkers and picnickers, the park is a sanctuary for residents and Denverites of all ages. A special block in this lovely neighborhood, Old South Gaylord Street, is home to one-of-a-kind specialty shops, service businesses, restaurants and cafes.
The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. The University of Denver is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. DU currently enrolls approximately 11,400 students, divided between graduate and undergraduate programs. The 125-acre main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles south of downtown Denver.