The Best Picnic Spots In Denver

With The Warm Months Ahead Of Us, You Know What That Means - It’s Picnic Time!

Denver has no shortage of locations that make for perfect picnic spots, so we thought we’d compile a few of the very best to make your picnic planning a complete breeze. Here are our top spots to picnic in Denver.

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Confluence Park

2250 15th St. - LoDo

Get the bikes out of the garage, and cycle out to Confluence Park. With walking trails, river overlooks, and park benches that give you great views of all the kayakers out on the water, this park has it all.

Alamo Placita Park

E 3rd Ave. - Alamo Placita

Tucked right off Speer Ave., this cozy little picnic spot is great if you’re looking to beat the crowds and enjoy a more intimate experience. Visit during the springtime, where the park’s beautiful flowers are in bloom.

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Cherry Creek State Park

4201 S. Parker Rd. - Glendale

Just a stone’s throw southeast of Denver you’ll find Cherry Creek State Park. There are plenty of amenities that make the visit worthwhile, but it’s the off-leash dog park that catches our eye. So you can bring your best buddy while you picnic and then let them have the time of their life after.

Sloan’s Lake Park

1700 N Sheridan Blvd. - Sloan's Lake

A picnic by the water, is there anything better? Sloan’s has it all - water, a great walking path, and fantastic views of both downtown and the mountains.

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Rosedale Park & Harvard Gulch Park

550 E. Iliff Ave. - Rosedale

These two adjacent parks each have their own unique reasons to visit. There’s plenty of space to toss down a blanket in Harvard Gulch or hit the golf course after your meal. You can also check out the community garden in Rosedale Park. You can’t go wrong with either option.

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Cheesman Park

1900 E. 11th Ave. - Cheesman Park

If you want to add a little excitement to your picnic, check out Cheesman park which is built on an old cemetery. Yes, this means lots of ghost stories surround the park. So if you're brave enough, you can find out for yourself if they're true or not. Or, skip that entirely and check out the Botanical Gardens instead. Guaranteed 100% less ghosts.

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Wash Park

S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave. - Wash Park

With not one but two lakes, bocce courts, and lawn games on the weekends, Wash Park has everything you could need to make your picnic an adventure.

City Park

Colorado Blvd. and York St. - City Park

The city’s largest park is also Denver’s best place for a picnic. Boasting dazzling skyline views, City Park makes for an absolutely gorgeous backdrop during sunset. Hit the Denver Zoo after your picnic to make it a complete night.

Need plans after you pack up the picnic blanket? Check out our Discover Denver page for more of the best Denver has to offer!