Welcome to Central Park
As Denver's largest planned community, Central Park offers something for everyone. Featuring 12 distinct neighborhoods, the community sits at the former site of the now-decommissioned Stapleton International Airport. While the airport is long-gone, signs of the site's past still resonate throughout each neighborhood. A former hanger features locally-owned restaurants and shops, while the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum showcases a collection of military and aviation exhibits.
Though each neighborhood features a different design and diversity when it comes to the area’s prominent architecture, Central Park is one large neighborhood driven by a connected, welcoming community. Abundant green spaces, trails, and sidewalks make it easy to go from one neighborhood to the next and make shops, restaurants, parks, community pools, and schools easily accessible to all residents.
What to Love
- Small-town feel based in Colorado's largest city
- Plethora of food and shopping options
- Community-hosted events aimed at creating connections
- Award-winning schools
- 60+ neighborhood parks and 7 community pools
You can't help but feel like you have been transported to a different place and time when you enter Central Park. If you are looking for a relaxed environment with access to the amenities of a major city, Central Park is for you. Featuring a diverse collection of townhomes, single-family homes, and condos, the neighborhood houses young professionals, growing families, and older adults alike. Created to be walkable and bike-friendly, this neighborhood makes getting where you want a breeze.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Some of Denver's finest dining is just a short walk away. Enjoy Central Park’s best dining in the Eastbridge neighborhood. ChoLon features modern Asian Fusion with dishes like Michelle's scallion pancakes, soup dumplings, and stir-fried Malaysian noodles. Looking for great Mexican food with a hip atmosphere? Try Los Chingones. Their borracho street corn and bang bang shrimp can't be missed. For breakfast, HashTAG is Central Park’s local gathering spot, where residents enjoy fresh, homestyle cooking. Looking for a sweet snack? Constellation Ice Cream is sandwiched between the two restaurants, making anytime a good time for ice cream.
For a one-of-a-kind culinary and shopping experience, you must try FlyteCo Tower. Residing in a former air traffic control center, FlyteCo Tower features a coffee bar, a brewery, a restaurant, and an entertainment venue.
Retail options are abundant throughout Central Park. The Shops at Northfield is an outdoor shopping center featuring retail establishments and restaurants. You can't go wrong with the Stanley Marketplace. With over 50 independently owned businesses, you're sure to find something for everyone.
For entertainment, you can't fail with classic choices like a late-night movie at Harkins Theater or an evening show at the Denver Improv. For those who want to stay in, the community offers outdoor movie nights, concert series, and community-sponsored festivals.
Things to Do
If you're looking for something to do, you don't have to go far. Central Park hosts dozens of community events year-round. Celebrate the return of Easter at The Egg Scramble, a community event where you'll be able to take pictures with the Easter bunny, sample delicious fare from tasty food trucks, and of course, hunt for eggs. For adults, the Central Park Beer Festival takes place in July. Tickets will grant you access to drinks from over 40 breweries and live music. Every fall, meander through Central Park’s pumpkin patch, whose local offers a wide range of various pumpkins.
Throughout the community, there are many options for people of any age. Visit one of seven community pools or take a ride at the community skate park. If you're a dog lover, you'll be able to take your furry friend to one of the over 60 neighborhood parks.
Acclaimed schools in and near the area include:
- Inspire Elementary School, PK-4
- Anchor Center for Blind Children, PK-5
- Stanley British Primary School, K-8
- Denver School of the Arts, 6-12
- Northfield High School, 9-12