National and State Register

Washington Park

Denver County

Reinhard Schuetze laid out this scenic park in the grand Victorian manner in 1889.  It features two beautiful lakes; the largest meadow in the Denver park system; a remnant of the City Ditch (which was essential to the watering and hence the development of the park); a forested hill graded by the Olmsted Brothers and planted by DeBoer; romantic deciduous tree plantings; the largest formal summer flower beds in the Denver park and parkway system; and important architectural embellishments such as the 1913 Boat House on Smith’s Lake.

The property is associated with the Denver Park and Parkway System Thematic Resource and The Architecture of Jules Jacques Benois Benedict in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.