The esplanade incorporates the basic elements of classic French landscape design and is the most elegant, ceremonial, and architectural of the Denver parkways.
The esplanade serves as a formal entry to the city’s largest park and as a frontispiece for East High School. Planning took place in 1905-06 and is attributed to Reinhard Schuetze. Planting occurred in 1907-18. The property is associated with the Denver Park and Parkway System Thematic Resource. (1993 photograph.)