University/Observatory Park Information

About University/Observatory Park:

Originally founded in 1886 as a small university town this neighborhood was originally called “University Park.” While University Park is technically the correct name, many people refer to the neighborhood as Observatory Park after the park which is the centerpiece of the neighborhood. Many homes here were originally built for professors at Denver University. There are Georgians, Denver Squares, and Victorians mix together with modern architecture to create a diverse mix of homes. University Park was one of the first neighborhoods where developers scraped older homes to make way for newer, larger homes. Homeowners however have been careful to maintain the character of the neighborhood along with its tall trees and wide streets. A true family neighborhood within the city limits, University Park has been and continues to be one of the most sought-after in Denver.

The location of Observatory Park is very central to the greater Denver area. Whether you need to go North to downtown (in about 15 minutes) or South to the Denver Tech Center, it’s tough to find a more convenient starting point. Cherry Creek is 10 minutes away and Denver University is within walking distance. The Coors Fitness Center at D.U. is a great place for exercise and a whole host of children’s activities and camps for every age group and activity. Development continues surrounding University Park with both residential and commercial building adding to the allure of a great place to live.

Noteworthy:

  • Pete’s University Café – a great breakfast spot!
  • Mustard’s Last Stand – Denver’s best hot dogs.

Public Schools:

  • Elementary: University Park
  • Middle: Merrill
  • Senior: South High School

Neighborhood Association:

Boundaries:

University Boulevard to the West, Colorado Boulevard to the East. Evans Avenue to the North and Yale Avenue to the South.