Central Park (formerly known as Central Park), once the site of the old Denver airport, is a large neighborhood north of I-70, 20 minutes from downtown. It’s Denver’s largest residential neighborhood within the city limits. There are twelve sub-neighborhoods in the Central Park Neighborhood, 11 public schools, 7 pools, several retail and business districts, a city recreation center, and a Denver library.
Since April 2016 residents of Central Park have been able to easily commute to downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport via the RTD Light Rail A-Line.
A diverse range of architectural styles can be found in Central Park’s neighborhood, including traditional, colonial American, Tuscan countryside, and Manhattan living. There are modern and energy-efficient single-family homes built in Central Park, as well as urban townhouses of varied sizes.
One way Central Park works to enhance the community’s landscape is through public art. Throughout Central Park, the Public Art Master Plan provides both guidelines for public art and inspiration for its implementation.
You can find specialty shops, boutiques, and patio restaurants in the cozy town center of Central Park. A farmer’s market and an outdoor antique market can be found during the summer months, making shopping anything but routine. Northfield offers a diverse assortment of open-air dining and shopping experiences, including Bass Pro Shop, a movie theater, Denver Improv, and Macy’s. Aside from outdoor shopping, there are also wonderful restaurant options and pedestrian-friendly areas.
The 80-acre Central Park boasts lakes, bluffs, trees, and walking paths. It is the third-largest park in Denver. Central Park contains more than 50 parks and open spaces, as well as 25 miles of jogging and cycling paths that connect to Denver’s 850 miles of bike trails.