The Congress Park neighborhood was originally known as Cemetery Hill; named after the City Cemetery located where Cheesman Park, Congress Park and the Botanic Gardens are today. In the 1890′s, however, it became apparent that the cemetery was a deterrent to growth in the surrounding neighborhood and Colorado Senator Henry Teller put forth a bill requesting the land be redesigned into a park. When Congress approved the land use change, Congress Park was established and the surrounding neighborhood began to thrive.
Today, Congress Park offers space for a variety of activities including 8 tennis courts, a large outdoor community swimming pool, a playground, and fields for baseball, soccer and lacrosse. The neighborhood itself is mostly residential but has easy access to popular retail establishments along 6th Avenue, 12th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Also, the shops and restaurants of Cherry Creek North are just a short walk or bike ride away! Most homes in the neighborhood are bungalows or Denver Squares built between the 1890′s and the 1940′s with larger homes situated along the 7th Avenue Parkway.
Red Door Recommends:
- Tag Burger Bar – 12th & Madison
- Shells and Sauce – 12th & Elizabeth
- Barolo Grill – 6th & Saint Paul