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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

2014 Schedule

Tours by Phil Goodstein

Saturday, March 22: 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. A copy of this schedule and information about Goodstein’s books is at LeonardLeonard.com/neighborhoods/walkingtours.

Sunday, March 23: Potter Highlands, 11:00 am–1:00 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.

Sunday, March 30: Baker/South Broadway, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the fountain on the west side of Broadway between Ellsworth Avenue and Irvington Place. (Irvington is half a block south of First Avenue and three and a half blocks north of Alameda Avenue.) The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, April 6: Clements Park/Old East Denver, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Gather at the fountain in Benedict Fountain Park at the northwest corner of 20th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street. The area will be included in Phil Goodstein’s forthcoming volume, Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond: Exploring Old East Denver. The tour is $10.00.

Sunday, April 13: Central Park Hill, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the flagpole in front of Smiley School, along the east side of Holly Street between 25th and 26th avenues. This is a distinguished area covered in Goodstein’s Park Hill Promise. The cost is $10.00. With a copy of the book (suggested retail of $29.95), the price is $30.00.

Saturday, April 19: Park Club Place, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

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

Saturday, April 26: Hilltop, 11:00 am–1:00 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.

Saturday, May 3: San Rafael, 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 4: 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 10: Washington Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the statue of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, at the southwest corner of Exposition Avenue and Franklin Street. (Exposition is four blocks south of Alameda Avenue. Franklin Street is eight blocks west of University Boulevard.) The tour is $10.00.

Sunday, May 11: Bicycling Tour of Five Points, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet in front of the Black American West Museum at the south corner where 31st Street, California Street, and Downing Street come together. It is directly to the northwest of the RTD Downing Street Station. The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, May 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.

Sunday, May 25: Bicycling Tour of Curtis Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the corner of 32nd and Champa streets in Curtis Park right at the corner by the swimming pool. The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, May 28: Quality Hill, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet the Zang Mansion, 709 Clarkson Street. The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 4: University Park, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet on the south steps of the Chamberlain Observatory in Observatory Park, on the block bordered by Fillmore and Milwaukee streets between Warren and Iliff avenues. (Warren is one block south of Evans Avenue; Milwaukee is ten blocks west of Colorado Boulevard and six blocks east of University Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 11: Highland, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet at the grandstand at Hirshorn Park, on Tejon Street between West 30th and 31st avenues. (Tejon is ten blocks east of Federal Boulevard and is the “T” street in the alphabet west of Broadway.) The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, June 18: Montclair, 6:30 pm–8:30 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.

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 28: 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.

Tuesday, July 8: 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

Tuesday, July 15: 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.

Saturday, July 19: 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.

Tuesday, July 22: South of the Country Club, 6:30 pm–8:30 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

Tuesday, July 29: Alamo Placita, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Meet at the benches at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Ogden Street in Alamo Placita Park. (Ogden Street is two blocks west of Downing Street. The park is directly north of Speer Boulevard.) The cost is $10.00

Saturday, August 2: 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, August 7: North Capitol Hill, 6:00 pm–8:00 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

Thursday, August 14: Platt Park, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet in front of the Decker Library, South Logan Street and Florida Avenue. (Logan Street is four blocks east of Broadway. Florida Avenue is four blocks south of Mississippi Avenue.) The cost is $10.00.

Saturday, August 16: 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 21: Highland Park, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Meet at the west entrance of the Woodbury Library at the southwest corner of West 33rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard. The cost is $10.00.

Thursday, August 28: Park Hill, 6:00 pm–8:00 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.)

Saturday, September 13: 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, September 20: 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, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, October 12: 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 18: 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 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.

Saturday, October 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.

Friday, 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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