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Washington Park: the best park for moms

Even in the middle of February, Washington Park is the best park for Moms and Kids
Even in the middle of February, Washington Park is the best park for Moms and Kids
Sarah Schroeder

Washington Park in South Denver is a gorgeous park that caters to people of all walks of life. Cyclists, joggers, and fitness enthusiasts can be seen circling the park in just about any kind of Colorado weather. But on a sunny day, you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of moms with strollers walking around the 2.6 mile loop.

Washington Park is the best park for moms because most of the path is closed off from cars, so you do not have to stop to cross any streets as you walk. The paved trail makes pushing a stroller easy, with no obnoxious curbs to navigate. The path is wide enough to accommodate multiple strollers if you want to get together with other moms for a walk and talk.

As your child gets a little older, he or she will be thrilled by the playground in the center of Washington Park. During the spring and summer, the playground is brimming over with children enjoying the swings and slides.

Washington Park, known as "Wash Park" among the locals, is fun for both moms and kids. Your child will enjoy the view of the beautiful trees, while you enjoy the view of the distant Rocky Mountains and the park’s two lakes.

If you want to enjoy the park but do not feel like walking two and a half miles, you can bring a large blanket and play with your baby in the plethora of grass available at the park.

The Washington Park Recreation Center, located on the east side of the park near the boathouse on Smith Lake, offers an indoor bathroom that is ideal for moms, since most port-a-potties are not stroller-friendly.

Washington Park is located between South Downing and South Franklin Street, in between Virginia and Louisiana. If you don’t live in walking distance to Wash Park, you can drive and park on one of the adjacent streets, or even in the parking lot located at the intersection of Downing and Exposition.

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