Explore Denver's Historic City Park
May 17, 2018

Explore Denver's Historic City Park

An easy drive from Trailside is Denver's historic City Park.

It's a fun place to spend the day as it is home to top attractions and more just minutes from our apartments in Parker, CO.

Highlights include:

Denver Zoo

Established in 1896, the Denver Zoo is the most popular paid attraction in the Denver Metropolitan area. It all began when the city's mayor was gifted a black bear that came to live at City Park, and early visitors enjoyed watching as the zoo grew with animals such as bison and monkeys. Today, the staff is passionate about securing a better world for animals through human understanding and providing extraordinary experiences for all those who walk through the gates. There are a variety of exhibits to explore including Tropical Discovery, Primate Panorama, and Toyota Elephant Passage.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

It was in 1868 when Edwin Carter moved to Breckenridge to study the birds and mammals of the Rocky Mountains. Through the course of his work, he assembled one of the most comprehensive collections of Colorado fauna in existence. In the 1890s, a group of prominent Denver citizens learned of Edwin's collection, and they bought it for ten thousand dollars. That's how the Denver Museum of Nature & Science was born, and by the time it turned fifty years old, more than one million people had visited. Exhibits include Space Odyssey, Egyptian Mummies, and North American Indian Cultures.

Annie's Cafe

Since 1981, Annie's Cafe has been a local tradition at the corner of 8th and Colorado. This 1950s-style diner is where many City Park visitors take a break from the fun to enjoy a delicious homemade meal, and the service is always friendly. The menu includes barbecue brisket, Mexican burgers, and crispy fish sandwiches.

City Park is just one of the exciting destinations near our apartment community. If you are searching for a place to call home, please contact us to schedule a tour.