Empty bench by lake with Fall trees - Washington Park - Denver, Colorado; Shutterstock ID 161246498; Your name (First / Last): Emma Sparks; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Best_in_the_US_POIs

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People somehow just look better in Wash Park. They are fitter, trimmer, more tanned and even taller than your average Denverite. Must be the rec center found in the middle of the park ($5.50 for a day pass), which includes a pool, weights and more. Or maybe it's the bike path and lakes, nearby restaurants, volleyball games and tennis matches that mark this park as one of the city's best.