Undated aerial view of Cheesman Park in Denver.

National and State Register

Denver Park and Parkway System Thematic Resource

The Denver Park and Parkway System consists of over 400 acres of parks and more than 30 miles of developed parkways.  The system represents the will, the effort, and the imagination of the first generation of Denver citizens, energetic civic leaders, and creative designers.

Denver’s parks and parkways reflect various styles of landscape design.  They are the work of well-known landscape architects and city planners such as: S.R. DeBoer, George E. Kessler, Charles Mulford Robinson, Reinhard Schuetze, and the Olmsted brothers.  Located throughout the city, the parks and parkways are accessible to all and play a central role in the life of the entire area.  (Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1986.)  Multiple Property Documentation Form (PDF, 11.3 MB).

Denver City & County

Alamo Placita Park

Bounded by Speer Blvd., 1st Ave. & Clarkson
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5306

Berkeley Lake Park

North shore of Berkeley Lake, Tennyson St., W. 46th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5307

Cheesman Park

Bounded by E. 13th, High St., E. 8th & Franklin St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5308

Cheesman Park Esplanade

Bounded by 8th Ave., High St., 7th Ave. Pkwy., & Williams St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5309

City Park

Bounded by E. 23rd, Colorado Blvd., E. 17th & York St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.50

City Park Esplanade

E. Colfax Ave. to E. 17th
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5310

City Park Golf

Bounded by E. 26th Ave. Pkwy., Colorado Blvd., E. 23rd Ave., & York St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5311

Clermont Street Parkway

Clermont St. Pkwy. from 3rd Ave. to E. 6th Ave.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5312

Cranmer Park / Mountain View Park

Bounded by E. 3rd Ave., Cherry St., E. 1st Ave. & Bellaire St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5313

Downing Street Parkway

Downing St. Pkwy. from E. Bayaud Ave. to E. 3rd Ave.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5314

East 4th Avenue Parkway

E. 4th Ave. Pkwy. from Gilpin to Williams Sts.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5315

East 6th Avenue Parkway

E. 6th Ave. Pkwy. from Colorado Blvd. to Quebec St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5316

East 7th Avenue Parkway

E. 7th Ave. Pkwy. from Williams St. to Colorado Blvd.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5317

East 17th Avenue Parkway

E. 17th Ave. Pkwy. from Colorado Blvd. to Monaco St. Pkwy.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5318

Forest Street Parkway

Forest St. Pkwy. from E. 17th Ave. to Montview Blvd.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5319

Highland Park

Bounded by Highland Park Pl., Federal Blvd., Fairview Pl.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5320

Hungarian Freedom Park / Arlington Park

Bounded by Speer Blvd., 1st Ave. & Clarkson St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5321

Inspiration Point

Bounded by W. 50th, Sheridan Blvd., W. 49th, Fenton St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5322

Monaco Street Parkway

Monaco St. Pkwy. from E. 1st Ave. to Montview Blvd.
National Register 9/17/86, 5DV.5323

Montclair Park

Bounded by E. 12th Ave., Oneida St. & Richthofen Pkwy.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5324

Montview Boulevard

Montview Blvd. from Colorado Blvd. to Monaco St. Pkwy.
National Register 10/1/1986, 5DV.5325

Richthofen Monument

Richthofen Pkwy. at Oneida St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5326

Richthofen Place Parkway

Richthofen Pl. Pkwy., Monaco St. Pkwy. to Oneida St.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5327

Rocky Mountain Lake Park

Bounded by Interstate Hwy. 70, Federal Blvd., W. 46th Ave. & Lowell Blvd.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5328

South Marion Street Parkway

S. Marion St. Pkwy. from E. Virginia to E. Bayaud Ave. at Downing
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5329

Speer Boulevard

Speer from W. Colfax to Downing
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5330

Sunken Gardens

Bounded by Speer Blvd., W. 8th Ave., Delaware & Elati Sts.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.24

University Boulevard

University Blvd. from E. Iowa Ave. to E. Alameda Ave.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5331

Washington Park

Bounded by E. Virginia, S. Franklin, E. Louisiana & S. Downing
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5333

West 46th Avenue Parkway

W. 46th Ave. Pkwy. from Stuart to Grove St.
National Register 9/17/86, 5DV.5332

Williams Street Parkway

Williams St. Pkwy. from E. 4th to E. 8th Ave.
National Register 9/17/1986, 5DV.5334