Denver Parks Collection

The collection documents the growth of Denver’s park system from 1860 through 2001. Over 15,000 items, drawn largely from the Department of Parks and Recreation, constitute one of the largest collections in the Western History and Genealogy Department.

  • Works and papers of numerous noted architects are included
  • Also included are formal parks, such as Civic Center Park, neighborhood parks and playgrounds, Denver's unique mountain parks, historic parkways, and trails like the 10-mile South Platte River Greenway
  • Additional parks-related resources include books, magazines, and photographs