Congress Park is a quiet Denver neighborhood with plenty of restaurants, shops, and larger historical and traditional brick homes. Congress Park was named after the public park that is nestled in the south-west corner of the neighborhood. Besides the park, there are plenty of public amenities within walking distance including a public swimming pool, local bookstore, and a neighborhood art cinema. You can also find plenty of shopping in the neighborhood’s boutique shops, and afterwards, find a place to relax and recharge at one of Congress Park’s local eateries.
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- Good Shepherd Catholic School (private)
- REACH Charter School (Pk-5th)
- Teller Elementary
- East High School
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Trader Joe’s
PARKS & OPEN SPACE:
Congress Park was named for the small but beautiful park on the south-west end of the neighborhood. The park hosts sports fields, open green spaces, and a swimming pool, and is surrounded by turn-of-the-century homes on tree-lined streets. One block over is the infamous Denver Botanic Gardens, and walking distance is the larger Cheesman Park. Only two blocks from the neighborhood’s northern border is Denver’s City Park, which contains the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Located just outside of Downtown Denver, Congress Park harbors some of Denver’s yummiest food spots. Even more options are available right next door and across the street at the Cheeseman Park and City Park/City Park West neighborhoods. If you want to stay inside the Congress Park boundaries, we suggest starting with these Your Castle favorites:
- Barolo Grill
- Blue Pan Pizza
- Cerebral Brewing
- DAE GEE KOREAN BBQ
- Downpours Coffee
- Shells & Sauce
- Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates
- Snooze an A.M. Eatery
- Sweet Cooie’s Ice Cream & Confectionery
- TAG Burger Bar
Three of Denver’s favorite indoor live music venues live right across the street from the Congress Park neighborhood!
- Bluebird Theater – built in 1913 and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
- Fillmore Auditorium – opened in 1907 and currently holds the title for largest indoor venue in Colorado.
- Ogden Theater – a former movie theater, the Ogden was built in 1917 and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Congress Park is also home to Lost Lake Lounge, rustic dive bar with a stage for local and indie bands.
PLACE OF INTEREST:
Tattered Cover is a large indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops, furnished with comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs and and a world-class newsstand. They have a long history of hosting LIVE author events, averaging over 600 authors, illustrators, and public figures each year (Tattered Cover). A local favorite, the Tattered Cover bookstore was founded in 1971 and has been beloved by the Denver community since.
AVERAGE COMMUTE TO DOWNTOWN DENVER: 15min
AVERAGE COMMUTE TO VAIL: 1hr 50min
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