Jefferson Park is know for it’s great views of the Central Platte Valley including Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Pepsi Center, REI Flagship Store, The Children’s Museum and the Downtown Aquarium. It sits on a bluff across I-25 in North Denver. Invesco Field at Mile High (“Mile High Stadium” for us Denver old-timers) is located in the southern part of the neighborhood. The Jefferson Park boundaries are Speer Blvd. (north), 20th Ave. (south), I-25 (east) and Federal Blvd. (west). The park called Jefferson Park is a 6.7 acre park located at 23d Ave. and Clay St.
Jefferson Park was originally platted as part of The Town of Highland in 1873. In 1896 The Town of Highland (which had grown and become The City of Highlands in 1890) was annexed and the area of Jefferson Park was defined and named. Homes were built in the area starting in the 1890s and going through the 1950s so there’s a wide variety of architectural styles of the 1890s, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s Denver’s urban areas experienced a flight to the suburbs and the recession of the 1970s and 1980s left this neighborhood in disrepair.
Attention and investment returned to Jefferson Park in the 1990s as people realized the value of the location next to downtown Denver and the great views. There were affordable homes available and the city of Denver began efforts to improve the infrastructure and undertake beautification projects. The 2010s are showing a continuation of investment and development in the area with many extensive home renovations and new construction of town homes and condos.
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Highlights: