Energized Spaces, Enlightened Experiences

We know that the most sustainable way to build our economy is to create a place that attracts people and companies – and keeps them here – and vibrant parks and public spaces are a key component of that strategy.

Downtown Denver is home to a diverse mix of outdoor spaces. Whether you want to attend an event, play with your children, or sit and enjoy the sunshine, options to enjoy the great outdoors are abundant in the center city.

At the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, we are committed to ensuring these spaces serve as positive social gathering places that are managed in a sustainable manner.

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The Outdoor Downtown

The Downtown Denver Partnership joined Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Parks and Recreation and other City and community partners to launch The Outdoor Downtown Plan in October 2017, a 20-year master plan that provides visionary and actionable policies, programs and projects that will enrich Downtown parks and public spaces.

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Skyline Park

Skyline Park sits in the heart of Downtown Denver, spanning three blocks and bringing a variety of seasonal activities and events to serve as a central gathering place for the Downtown community. The Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District manage programming, maintenance and other aspects of ensuring Skyline Park is a shining example of the unlimited potential of urban parks.

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Civic Center Park

Civic Center was envisioned to become the civic and cultural heart of Denver. Located at the crossroads of government, culture, commerce and community, Civic Center is a 12-acre urban oasis and the region's premier public gathering place home to Downtown Denver Partnership events like A Taste of Colorado and much more. We join our partners at the Civic Center Conservancy to support high-quality programs and events.

The 5280 Trail

Prioritizing people, health, culture and nature, The 5280 Trail is a bold vision led by the Downtown Denver Partnership that connects many vibrant and diverse city center neighborhoods through the great urban outdoors, creating a powerful sense of place.

Wynkoop Plaza

Wynkoop Plaza at Denver Union Station features approximately 30,000 square feet of public space just outside the doors of Denver's multi-modal transit hub featuring vibrant, restaurants and retail.

The 5280 Loop is an initiative of the Downtown Denver Partnership that will create a world-class urban trail and transform how the public right-of-way is used in Downtown Denver.

The Square on 21st

In 2017, the Downtown Denver Partnership joined with the City and County of Denver to open The Square on 21st, a two-month pop-up park that straddles the Ballpark and Arapahoe Square neighborhoods on 21st Street between Larimer and Lawrence. More than just a “pop-up” park, this demonstration project represents the leadership and vision of several strategic planning efforts driven by the Partnership in collaboration with the City.

What's Happening in Downtown Denver's Parks and Public Spaces

The Square on 21st

The Square on 21st

On June 15, 2017, the Downtown Denver Partnership joined with the City and...