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Denver Neighborhoods

Arapahoe Acres
Arlington Park
Baker
Belcaro
Bonnie Brae
Capitol Hill
Cheesman Park
Cherry Creek
Cherry Hills Vista
Circle Drive
City Park
City Park South
Congress Park
Corey Merrill
Country Club
Country Club North
Country Club South
Crestmoor Park
Curtis Park
Downtown
Driving Park
Highlands
Hilltop
Humboldt Island
Mayfair
Montclair
Morgan's Addition
Park Hill
Platt Park
Polo Club
7th Avenue Historic District
Southern Hills/Wellshire
Stokes
University Park &
Observatory Park

Uptown/City Park West
Washington Park
Whittier & Cole
Wyman's Historic


 

 

Neighborhood Walking Tours

 

Phil Goodstein in lecture

2015 Schedule

Tours by Phil Goodstein

Saturday, March 14: West Quality Hill, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet the Zang Mansion, 709 Clarkson Street. The cost is $10.00. A copy of this schedule and information about Goodstein’s books is at LeonardLeonard.com/neighborhoods/walkingtours.

Sunday, March 15: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. It is directly south of the RTD bus stop on the 12th Avenue loop in the park. Gilpin Street is the 1700 east block. Park in the park, east bound, on the 12th Avenue loop to the east of the RTD stop. The cost is $10.

Saturday, March 21: South of the Country Club, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet in front of Steele School on the east side of the South Marion Street Parkway between Alameda Avenue and Dakota Avenue. (Marion Street is one block east of Downing Street.) The cost is $10.00

Saturday, March 28: Sloans Lake/West Colfax, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the steps of Lake Junior High School at West 19th Avenue and Meade Street. (Meade Street does not cut directly through between West Colfax Avenue and West 19th Avenue. Take West Colfax to Lowell Boulevard, the road six blocks west of Federal Boulevard, go north till it dead ends at West 18th Avenue and go one block west to Meade Street.) The cost is $10.

Saturday, April 4: Civic Center/Golden Triangle, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Gather by the sculpture of the cows on the north side of Acoma Street at West 12th Avenue directly sought of the Art Museum. (Acoma Street is one block west of Broadway.). The tour is $10.00.

Sunday, April 5: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. It is directly south of the RTD bus stop on the 12th Avenue loop in the park. Gilpin Street is the 1700 east block. Park in the park, east bound, on the 12th Avenue loop to the east of the RTD stop. The cost is $10.

Sunday, April 12: North Capitol Hill, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the Castle Marne, 1572 Race Street. (Race is 20 blocks east of Broadway and three blocks west of York Street. This is the stone bed and breakfast at the corner of 16th Avenue.) The cost is $10.00

Sunday, April 19: Park Hill, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo in Ferguson Park at the southeast corner of 23rd Avenue and Dexter Street. (Dexter Street is seven blocks east of Colorado Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, April 26: West Denver/Auraria, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet in front of Greenlee School on the east side of Lipan Street between 11th and 12th avenues. (Lipan is two blocks west of Santa Fe Drive.) The cost is $10.

Saturday, May 2: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. The cost is $10.

Saturday, May 9: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, May 16: Bicycling Tour of the West Side, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet in front of West High School, 951 Elati Street. This is the commanding structure west of Speer Boulevard between Ninth and Eleventh avenues. (Elati Street is five blocks west of Broadway. It is one-way southbound in front of West. The easiest way to get there is to take West 11th Avenue to the road.) The tour is $10.00.

Saturday, May 23: San Rafael/Five Points, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet in front of Whittier School, southeast corner of 25th Avenue and Downing Street. The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, May 31: Bicycling Tour of Belcaro, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet in front of Knight School, Exposition Avenue and South Steele Street. (Exposition Avenue is four blocks south of Alameda; Steele Street is eight blocks west of Colorado Boulevard and eight blocks east of University Boulevard. Steele Street does not cut through to the south of Exposition Avenue.) The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 3: Capitol Hill, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet at the Capitol Hill Mansion, 1207 Pennsylvania Street. (Pennsylvania Street is five blocks east of Broadway. The cost is $10.00

Wednesday, June 10: Central/South Denver, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet in front of Byers Junior High School, 150 South Pearl Street—Pearl Street is six blocks east of Broadway. The school is a block and a half north of Alameda Avenue. The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, June 13: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Wednesday, June 17: Berkeley, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet in front of the Smiley Library at West 46th Avenue and Utica Street in Berkeley Park. (Utica Street is one block west of Tennyson Street and seven blocks east of Sheridan Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 24: The Ruins of University Hospital, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet to the west of the tennis courts in Lindsely Park at 12th Avenue and Cherry Street. (Cherry is six blocks east of Colorado Boulevard. It does not cut through between 12th Avenue and hale Parkway. The easiest way to get there is to take Cherry south from Colfax.) The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, June 21: Bicycling Tour of Park Hill, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet in front of the Park Hill School, along 19th Avenue between Elm and Fairfax streets. The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, June 27: The Seamy Side of Denver, 5:00 pm–7:15 pm

Meet by the benches near 21st and Blake streets, right by the First Base entrance to Coors Field. The cost is $20.00.

Thursday, July 2: Park Club Place, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet at the real estate office of Leonard Leonard & Associates, 420 Downing Street, 303/744–6200. The cost is $10.00.

Thursday, July 9: Hilltop, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet at the sundial in Cranmer Park near the equivalent of Second Avenue and Cherry Street. Enter the park at either First Avenue or Third Avenue at Clermont Street. There is a deck in the center of the park topped by a huge sundial. (Clermont is five blocks east of Colorado Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00.

Thursday, July 16: Jefferson Park, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet at the benches near the southeast corner of West 23rd Avenue and Eliot Street in Jefferson Park proper. (Eliot Street is one block east of Federal Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00.

Thursday, July 23: West Washington Park, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet in front of the Washington Street Community Center at the southwest corner of Washington Street and Ohio Avenue. (Washington Street is seven blocks east of Broadway; Ohio Avenue is five blocks south of Alameda Avenue.) The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, July 25: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, August 1: The Seamy Side of Denver, 5:00 pm–7:15 pm

Meet by the benches near 21st and Blake streets, right by the First Base entrance to Coors Field. The cost is $20.00.

Tuesday, August 4: Potter Highlands, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet at the Lumber Baron Inn, the northeast corner of West 37th Avenue and Bryant Street. (Bryant is four blocks east of Federal Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00.

Tuesday, August 11: Harvard Gulch, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet at the benches at the southeast corner of South Logan Street and Iliff Avenue. (Logan Street is four blocks east of Broadway. Iliff Avenue is two blocks south of Evans Avenue.) The cost is $10.00.

Thursday, August 18: Montclair, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet in front of the Montclair Community Building, 6820 12th Avenue (the southwest corner of 12th Ave. and Oneida Street—Oneida Street is four blocks east of Monaco Street Parkway). The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, August 22: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Thursday, August 25: Country Club/Circle Drive, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet in front of Bromwell School, Fourth Avenue and Columbine Street. (Columbine is one block east of Josephine. Fourth Avenue does not cut through between Josephine Street and Columbine Street. Nor does Columbine cut through to the north of Third Avenue. Do not park in the lot between Columbine and Josephine streets. The cost is $10.00

Saturday, September 12: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Sunday, September 20: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. The cost is $10.

Sunday, September 27: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet by the fence across the road from the Madonna Mausoleum. The main entrance to Mount Olivet is west of Youngfield Street on West 44th Avenue. Go up the hill past the administration building to near where there is a big crucifix. On your left is the Madonna Mausoleum. (Coming from the east take exit 266 on Ward Road from I-70 and go west about a half mile to the cemetery. Coming from the west take exit 265 at Youngfield. and go north about a mile to West 44th Avenue and turn left. The cemetery is the first exit on the right.) The cost is $10.

Sunday, October 4: Crown Hill Cemetery, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Gather at the parking lot along the main road of the graveyard, just west of the administration building along West 29th Avenue about two blocks west of Wadsworth Boulevard. The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, October 10: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, October 17: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Friday, October 23: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, October 24: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Friday, October 30: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, October 31: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Phil Goodstein (303)333-1095


Find information on Phil Goostein's Books on Denver here

 

Other Neighborhood Events


Ongoing Group Tours

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens is centrally located at 1005 York Street in Denver, just 10 minutes east of Downtown Denver and one mile north of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Drop-In Tours
Stop by Denver Botanic Gardens on weekends in the summer and experience a tour of our various gardens. Weekend drop-in tours are held June through August at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays. Tours are included in the price of admission.
Sensory Garden Tours
Sensory Garden Tours are highly interactive garden experiences for people in special education classes, therapy or rehabilitative groups. The tours may be scheduled June through September between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays. In order to provide a high-quality experience, one staff person from the facility must accompany each four participants, with a maximum of 15 people for each tour.
Please call 720-865-3560 to schedule a Sensory Garden Tour.
Group Tours

School groups, garden clubs, botanical societies, scout troops, day care, churches, recreation centers, hospitals, government institutions, families and more are all encouraged to experience a tour of any of Denver Botanic Gardens' three sites. Group rates are available. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 720-865-3619 for more information or to schedule a tour.

The Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Group Tours
Groups with 20 or more people qualify for the Museum's group rate. Advance reservations are required for groups and may be made by calling 303-832-4092, x16. We can accommodate up to 25 adults per tour and two tours per hour.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the time your tour is scheduled to begin. Groups arriving more than 10 minutes late will forfeit their tour.
Group Cost: $5.00 per person age 13 and older

 

Denver and the Beats
Certain cities and certain writers are linked in the minds of readers: Oxford, Mississippi means just one man: William Faulkner. Paris in the Twenties signifies F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. Similarly, Chicago belongs to Carl Sandburg, Nelson Algren and Saul Bellow. Say the word "Harlem" and one thinks about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. For Denverites who have been swept up at some point in their reading lives by the works of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, it's a well known and beloved fact - though this will be news to most Coloradans and most Americans - that Denver possesses a fascinating slice of the Beat Generation's history, and it all comes down to one man and one summer: Neal Cassady and the summer of 1947.
Denver's Beat Poetry Driving Tour

Literary Landmarks
Behold, the misfits and infidels of Denver's vivid literary history. They range from fast-burning, baby-faced geniuses who stayed for a year or two, to slow-writing Western sages who wrote their hearts out in the town they inhabited for the whole of their lives.

Despite their wide-ranging minds and dispositions, they each - sometimes in spite of themselves - possessed a touching, furious affection for their Denver years. More charming still is that Denver tended to love them back, even if Colorado was only a brief stop on the way to their pronounced, subsequent fame.
Denver Literary Landmark Driving Tour

 

Colorado Fresh & Farmers Markets

The average piece of produce travels 2000 miles before it reaches you and with each day loses more of its nutritional value. Shopping at Colorado Fresh Markets helps local family farmers stay in business, preserves quality local food sources for Colorado while using less resources, and most importantly, provides you with access to the freshest and most nutritious produce available. Visit the website for more information.

CHERRY CREEK FRESH MARKET
Top Farmers Market in Denver
Saturdays May 3 through October 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesdays June 4 through September 24, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Cherry Creek Dr. & University at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, CO

STAPLETON FARMERS MARKET
Sundays June 15 through September 28, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Founders' Green adjacent to the E. 29th Street Town Center at 29th & Quebec, Denver, CO

CITY PARK ESPLANADE FRESH MARKET
Sundays June 1 through October 26, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sullivan Fountain at Colfax & City Park Esplanade
Across from the Tattered Cover. Denver, CO

 

Call Leonard Leonard at 303-744-6200 for more information on any of these programs.

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