Jefferson Park Neighborhood History
Originally part of the Highland neighborhood, Jefferson Park separated and received its name from the 6.7 acre park located on West 23rd Avenue and Clay Street in the early 1900’s. Any block in Jefferson Park today may have houses representing architecture of the 1890’s, 1910’s, 1920’s, 1940’s and 1950’s.
In the 1990’s Jefferson Park became a main focus of the city of Denver, which invested in redevelopment, infrastructure and beautification. Since 2000, controlled investment and development has consistently improved the neighborhood.
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Boundaries
The Jefferson Park Neighborhood is bound by Speer Boulevard to the North, the Platte River to the East, Colfax Avenue to the South and Federal Boulevard to the West.
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Amenities
Most of the attractions can be found on Eliot Street between 23rd and 25th avenue, where many businesses and restaurants have found their home. Sassafras American Eatery, a Cajun inspired eatery, and Sartos – a Northern Italian bar and restaurant are good choices.
The Children’s Museum of Denver as well as the Downtown Aquarium are great attractions for families and kids, and the neighborhood s just north of Sports Authority Field, where stadium concert tours and Broncos games can be enjoyed.
Updated: 29th September, 2020 5:39 AM (UTC).