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Civic Center Park

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Address: Bannock St. to Broadway south of Colfax Ave. and north of 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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Check out one of the big festivals

This place is a bit crazy with traffic,etc during normal days -- though it is still surrounded by and full of history. But this is the place to be for Denver's large annual food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see it is worth adding to your day trip. I love to take the kids here during the day and play around. No to good for the late afternoon or extremely hot days but really awesome during the city festivals!

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park, hosts to parades, festivals, gatherings and the most beautiful Christmas is my favorite!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a bit crazy with traffic,etc during normal days -- though it is still surrounded by and full of history. But this is the place to be for Denver's large annual food and entertainment festivals.

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Thank cofloater
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in winter, but noticed unplanted flower beds so it's likely the park is more impressive in summer. Even in winter, it provides nice views of the surrounding buildings, including the Capitol. A very pleasant place to cut through on your way back and forth from downtown to the museums.

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Thank Wanderlust777
Littleton, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This use to be beautiful park, across from the state capital, with pretty gardens and benches. Today, it has become a gathering place for people with shopping carts, roving beggars of pot and tobacco, and people with something on their mind carrying signs. I never go here anymore, but rather view the disarray from a high rise office.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Visit Civic Center Park June-October Tuesday-Thursday where at least 50 food trucks gather offering your choice of food with options to eat in the park or umbrella tables are furnished. Get out of the office and get some fresh air!

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Thank Phyllis U
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Good views, lots of history. Watch out for the roving groups of homeless people who want money. Can be busy depending on what is happening in the park, from field trips, community events, homeless sleep spots, or protests at the Capitol.

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Thank Mark F
Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

If you are trying to get from downtown to the Denver Art Museum and environs you will likely see this park as a shortcut. Be careful. As noted in many other reviews - the park (and its outskirts) is filled with the homeless, and people who have obvious mental/drug/alcohol issues. I'd recommend another route most days.

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Thank GoBlueinColorado
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Although the park looks inviting and is boarded by the capital building and various museums, it's probably best to circumvent it and stay on the sidwalks. Denver has a homeless/transient/creep problem and Civic Center Park is a magnet. Granted, there are certain times during daylight where you can walk through it , but even then I never feel completely safe.... More 

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Thank wtutz
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This park is beautiful but as lots of others say, there are so many homeless people there. I never felt threatened or uncomfortable but it does make you feel sad walking around there. Aside from that though, the buildings are amazing and lots of statues and monuments to look at. Worth a little walk around for definite.

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