Largely residential, Washington Park – or “Wash Park” to the locals, centers on its namesake green space, a rectangular expanse with sport facilities, formal flower gardens, and winding trails for cycling and jogging. An elegant boathouse overlooks Smith Lake, popular with kayakers and anglers. The area has a Rockwellian feel, with its perfect landscaping, awning-covered storefronts, and large homes built in the 1920s-1940s. The park is a fitness mecca for Denverites, and on any given day you will likely spot people walking their dogs, running, biking, paddle boating, or doing yoga/tai chi. It’s no wonder that it’s consistently chosen as Denver’s favorite park.