City Park Neighborhood

City Park sat a mile away from the rest of Denver when it was first opened. Competing trolley companies took park-goers along the undeveloped roads into the park. The neighborhood developed around the park, starting with farmers and squatters who used the city ditch to irrigate their crops. It wasn’t until the turn of the century with better trolley connections that housing development occurred en force. The neighborhood includes East High School, a landmark built in 1925, which is Denver’s first high school (moved from downtown). The neighborhood also contains many historic brick residential buildings, including many Denver Square style homes and several historic brick commercial structures, especially along Colfax Avenue.

The South side of the park has seen substantial recent investment into homes and condo conversions in addition to the highly successful Pinnacle Condominium project.  Colfax on the southern border used to be a magnet for prostitutes and drug dealers, but has cleaned up through neighborhood, business, and police collaboration in recent years.

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