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With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver's park system connects people throughout the city with the great outdoors. Denver parks are an intersection of nature and urban environments; of historical design and innovation; of public and private partnerships; and of arts and culture.

The park system serves the city's diverse neighborhoods with expansive open green spaces, pocket parks, tree-lined streets, historic parkways and regional trails. 

Denver Parks & Recreation operates two bike parks:

  • Ruby Hill Park
  • Trestle Skills Course at Barnum North

Learn more about Denver Bike Parks.

A big thank-you to our partners, Winter Park Resort and the Walton Family Foundation for helping us bring these recreational amenities to Denver!

Disc Golf courses are located at:

  • 42nd & Libson Park
  • Paco Sanchez Park

Drinking fountains are activated in early May and kept on until early October. Decorative and interactive play fountains are turned on in late May, usually around Memorial Day, once the threat of frost has passed. Interactive play fountains operate daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm.

Interactive play fountain locations:

  • Argo Park – associated with pool
  • Barnum Park– associated with pool
  • Central Park
  • City Park: H2O Odyssey
  • Cuatro Vientos Park
  • Bear Creek Park
  • Parkfield Park
  • Westwood Park

Denver Mountain Parks make up a cohesive system of significant lands connected by watersheds, forests, sensitive ecosystems, trails, and scenic drives. Each park has its own distinct character, but the system as a whole shares an audience, uses, geography, character, and historic integrity. Learn more.

Areas designated for skateboarding can be found at the following parks:

  • Elyria
  • Parkfield
  • Town Center
  • Greenway
  • Denver Skate Park

A slackline course with varying degrees of difficulty is located at Harvard Gulch Park (between recreation center and golf course).

Tennis Courts 

Denver Parks & Recreation currently maintains 124 tennis courts at 30 park locations – 13 of these locations have lighted courts.  Court lights are operational from 5:00-11:00PM from March through October,

Locations marked below with an asterisk (*) have court lights operational throughout the winter (November through February) from 4:00-9:00PM.  Lighted tennis courts are located at:

  • Bear Valley Park 
  • Berkeley Lake Park * (lights not operational until March 2018 due to repair construction)
  • Bible Park *
  • City Park *
  • Congress Park
  • Garland Park
  • Greenway Park
  • Henry S Lindsley Park
  • Lowry Sports Complex
  • Parkfield*
  • Rosamond Park
  • Sloan’s Lake Park (north courts)
  • Washington Park *

Current court repair/replacement projects:

Berkeley Lake Park (south courts) | Jan.-June 2018
four (4) new tennis courts. North courts will remain open and playable through this construction period, however the court lights will not be operational through March.

Eisenhower Park | Jan.-June 2018
three (3) new tennis courts and four (4) new pickleball courts

Huston Lake Park | Jan.-June 2018
three (3) new tennis courts and four (4) new pickleball courts. 

Pickleball Courts

Denver Parks & Recreation currently maintains 12 pickleball courts at 3 park locations – no pickleball courts are lighted.  Pickleball courts are located at:

PICKLEBALL is a fun game that is a cross between tennis and ping-pong. The game is easy for beginners to learn but can be a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players as well.

There are also several indoor courts in various recreation centers:

Indoor pickleball courts:

All courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t forget your paddle! Parks and recreation centers do not provide paddles.


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