(Sorry it's so short, the camera ran out of space so I only got footage of part of the park. Ugh.)
It’s a solid size; I would presume at least a few acres although I have yet to find any sites with any actual helpful information on the park. Ugh. Get it together City of Denver.
It mostly consists of big fields of grass, multiple paved trails to choose from, a few random artsy sculpture type situations, trees, the occasional hot dog stand, and the South Platte River runs along it.
Although if you truly wanted to you could technically access the water, I wouldn’t. I came across a sign posted that said something along the lines of, “don’t go in or drink the water, infectious chemicals have been discovered and you will probably die.” K. That was extremely dramatic but that is what it translated to in my mind. It did actually mention something about them finding chemicals that could potentially make you sick, so avoiding the water is advised.
We parked on Little Raven St., walked a few of the paved trails then found ourselves walking along Cherry Creek. Which technically meant we were then in Confluence Park.
The trail was between two walls, parts of which had festive graffiti art and a few bridges running over it for the trains. At one point we went under a bridge while a train was going over. It scared the absolute shit out of Laverne. I think I actually may have seen part of her soul escape her body in fear. I felt so bad! So if you see a train moving across it, wait. For the love of God just wait.
But aside from scarring my dog for that brief moment, I really enjoyed that stretch of our walk. It was lovely; it actually may have even been my favorite part.
Considering it was downtown on a Saturday, it was far less busy than I mentally prepared for. Don’t get me wrong, there was a good amount of people but I wouldn’t say it felt crowded. And it made for some good people watching; there was quite the variety of park goers.
You had what appeared to be a large group of the homeless population who just kept to themselves and enjoyed the beautiful day, the bikers, the yogis, the sunbathers, volleyball and lacrosse players, picnickers, dog walkers, you name it they were there. Everyone was either friendly or kept to themselves. So that was a win as well.
This park may not be the most epic of adventures, but it does make for a lovely, classic, Saturday stroll in the park.
2101 15th St, Denver, CO 80202