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Get to know Eisenhower Park

Travel 8 miles southeast of downtown Denver, and you’ll find Eisenhower Park. This large urban park was named for Denver native, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. Amenities of the park include tennis courts, softball diamonds, and a horseshoe pit. There are several picnic areas, a playground, and lots of green space. The High Line Canal Trail winds along the southern edge of the Park. At the center of the park, you’ll find a recreation center and an outdoor pool.

Walk along the streets surrounding Eisenhower Park to enjoy the mature trees. You’ll see lots of newer homes mixed in among 50s-style ranches.

Things to Do in Eisenhower Park

The 71-mile long High Line Canal Trail winds through Eisenhower Park. The High Line Canal Trail Blazers Run & Walk Club meets weekly. There are groups for every age group and ability. Get some exercise and have fun while you meet your neighbors!

The Eisenhower Recreation Center offers social events and fitness classes to members. Take advantage of the robust programming at this facility. Members enjoy youth sports, personal training, fitness classes, and more. Have summer fun in the sun at the outdoor pool!

Check the events calendar for community programming at the Denver Public Library’s Ross-University Hills Branch. Join a book club at the Ross-University Hills branch of the Denver Public Library. Bring the little ones for storytime or arts & crafts sessions.

Shopping, dining, and night life

The streets surrounding Eisenhower Park are strictly residential. As a result, the neighborhood has a quiet, safe feeling, just minutes from the city. There’s little reason to wander the neighborhood unless you live here. The people you see on the sidewalks are most often your own neighbors! Even so, the neighborhood is certainly not isolated.

You will find movie theaters, restaurants, and well-known retailers around the edges of this neighborhood. Shop for natural and organic groceries at Sprouts Farmer’s Market. Or stop by Beau Jo’s for Colorado-style pizza, wings, salads, and more, including many gluten-free options. The shops near Colorado & Amherst have everything from haircuts and apparel to home goods, gifts, and groceries.