The history of the Congress Park neighborhood actually begins with the Prospect Hill Cemetery. When the cemetery fell into disrepair around the turn of the last century, the U.S. Congress approved a land use change making the cemetery a new park (don’t worry…most of the remains were removed years ago!)
Congress Park offers space for a variety of activities including, a large outdoor community swimming pool, a playground, and fields for baseball, soccer and lacrosse.
The neighborhood is mostly residential with the exception of retail areas along 6th Avenue and Colorado Blvd. Most homes in the neighborhood are bungalows or Denver Squares built between the 1890′s and the 1940′s. Congress Park also has many beautiful mansions located along the 7th Ave Parkway.
- Boundaries: York St (west), Colfax Ave (north), Colorado Blvd (east) and 6th Ave (south)
- Red Door Recommends: Shells & Sauce (12th & Elizabeth), Irish Hound (St. Paul & 6th) and Madison Street (Madison & 12th)
- Walkability/Transit Score: 65/48
- School District: Denver Public Schools