National and State Register

Williams Street Parkway

Denver County

Planned under contract with the Olmsted Brothers, this half-mile parkway is unique in Denver and features a double row of American Elms (planted on alternate centers to increase the canopy) and colorful shrub plantings on either side of a single roadway.

The overall effect is of an elegant tree-lined vista in the New England tradition.  Construction and planting took place between 1909 and 1914.  The property is associated with the Denver Park and Parkway System Thematic Resource.