Hosting a birthday party soon in Denver? When you think about your children’s birthday party, what matters most? We know kids’ birthdays are some of the best days in their lives, we all want to provide them with epic birthday parties for them to enjoy, experience and remember with their friends and family. Coming up with a new idea each year and for each child can become a hard and very expensive task for parents to tackle. Look no further, here is what you need. Check out these amazing free outdoor options for your kids’ birthday parties for years to come.

Silo Park

Where: 9300 E. Orchard Road | 11.81 acre site

Newly renovated playground at Silo Park! One of the most beautiful and fun parks for the whole family, featuring a big playground with lots of exciting structures and games to climb and explore and next to a magical flower and vegetable garden and a wonderful trail. 

This park offers a large shelter that can accommodate groups as large as 50. Adjacent to the shelter are interior restrooms with running water. This shelter also has two charcoal grills as well as electrical outlets. The surrounding parkland hosts a playground, demonstration gardens, a small amphitheater, one multi-use playing field, and a natural area with a trail which has been posted with interpretive wetland information.

To make a reservation for the Silo Park, please go to the online system to create an account and make a reservation.  You may find out more information here.

Westlands Park

Where: 5701 S. Quebec Street | 28 Acres Site

Looking for a special park that can accommodate anybody?

Here is Westlands Park: Featuring three play areas sized for toddlers to teens, awarded “Top of the Rocky Top Playground” three years in a row! by Rocky Mountain News, featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Denver Post and also featured in 5280 Magazine as the Editor’s choice as the Top Playground destination in the metro area. 

Love rock climbing? You will find not one but two large climbing structures which satisfy both the technical climber as well as the inexperienced child

Music lover? Check out a multi-use playing field with awesome and fun musical instruments for everyone to enjoy..

Feeling hot? Jump in the interactive water feature (open from Memorial Day to Labor Day) and enjoy the pond.

Want more? Discover the hike and bike trail. You will love it.

Team player? There are also two pickleball courts and a basketball court in the southwest corner of the park. 

interested in making a reservation? please go to the online system to create an account and make a reservation.  You may find out more information here

You can choose between these wonderful options:

The Center Pavilion: provides seating for 84 people and can accommodate up to 150 in the immediate area. This shelter has restrooms with running water, electrical outlets and four charcoal grills.

The Court Pavilion: provides seating for 16 people and can accommodate up to 50 in the immediate area. There are restrooms with running water and electrical outlets.

City Park

Where: 2001 Colorado Blvd | Denver, CO 80205

Not even a full week is close to enough to discover and experience everything this amazing park has to offer:  

  • Two playgrounds, 
  • Horseshoes, 
  • Two lakes
  • Denver Zoo
  • Baseball field
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science and IMAX
  • Football field
  • Soccer field
  • Picnic sites
  • Tennis courts;
  • Historical monuments and statuary

You can plan multiple parties and still have options left to explore, don’t miss out on this incredible place!

Washington Park

Where: S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave. | Denver, CO 80210

Locals call this awesome green spot: “Wash Park” and it’s well known as Denver’s favorite park and also for hosting big events like marathons and others. But there is so much more to it: please come discover and experience this incredible park and neighborhood.  

Enjoy endless green grass with not one but two formal flower gardens, two lakes and tree-lined paths. 

What about the kids? check out the fantastic playground featuring incredible woodwork and craftsmanship that would make your whole family feel transported to a different place. 

For more daring kids who love bikes and scooters on rolling sidewalks they would absolutely love and go crazy for this spot. 

Fitness lovers are always there working out while enjoying the wonderful scenery, doing yoga, running, paddle boating, walking their dogs and biking.

The Wash Park Neighborhood is really charming, just come down and explore Denver’s best local dining, specialty shops, galleries, boutiques and wine and cocktail bars and more.

Central Park at Northfield

Where: 51ST Ave, Denver, CO 80238

This is the US biggest urban planning project and a model for new construction all over the country.

A completely new and fresh area filled with young families that features incredible design balancing a big central park and small pocket parks at almost every corner. You can enjoy all the playgrounds and discover that none of them are the same. Love to bike or skate, run or walk? Anything you want to can definitely enjoy at this huge park, especially the wonderful Denver sunshine and blue sky, this is a big open space for outdoor lovers. 

Nature lover? You can observe golden eagles and bison wandering the wilderness when you drive, bike and hike around the paths connecting the area to the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

When you are done exploring and enjoying the outdoors activities stick around and check out dining and shopping at Hangar 2, Stanley Marketplace adn The Shops at Northfield Stapleton

George Wallace Park

Where: 4505 S Yosemite St, Denver, CO 8023

If you are in the south part of Denver where Denver Technological Center is (DTC), then this is the park for you: featuring jungle gyms, fantastic scenery, running and biking trails and calisthenic equipment on 24.8-acre terrain, no wonder it is known for being the playground for local athletes.

The playground offers a large sandbox,  monkey bars, slides, swings and more.

You can’t miss “The Blocks”: incredible different sized concrete blocks that are around the whole park and give you the chance to exercise, climb, walk, jump and enjoy the calming sound of the running water between them.   

Runners can go from grassy hills to run up that provide a range of difficulty, to the Goldsmith Gulch Trail: a paved running and biking trail that circles the park and stretches a total of 1.85 miles.

If you are looking for a challenging upper body workout you won’t be disappointed when you test your pull ups, stretching and flagging skills on the two calisthenic courses.

Denver Botanical Gardens

Where: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

Denver Botanical Gardens is a 24 acres of magic greenery where you can appreciate and enjoy a unique diversity of plants from all corners of the world showcasing plants that thrive in Colorado’s climate, and provide season-long color and texture.

Come and discover the Gardens of the West, Internationally Inspired Gardens, Ornamental Gardens, Shady Gardens and Water Gardens.

This fantastic spot offers amazing educational programs, visits and exhibitions, for adults, for kids and the whole family to experience and cherish for years to come.

Chessman Park

Where: 1599 E 8th Ave

Located in the center of the Cheesman Park neighborhood, this 80 acres of park is well known for being next to the Botanical Gardens and offers 1,880 trees from 57 different species.

There you can also find the he greek-style Cheesman Memorial Pavilion built in 1910.  During summer time Cheesman usually hosts a free, weekly movie in the park.

This park offers a great variety of facilities: 

  • Pavilion
  • Picnic area 
  • Playground
  • Flower beds 
  • Jogging Path
  • Scenic Views
  • Benches
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Bike Path
  • Shelter
  • Pedestrian Path

Confluence Park

Where: 2250 15th St.

This is where Cherry Creek and South Platte River connect and merge to create a unique scene for locals and visitors to enjoy. Famous for the rapids and panoramic views of downtown Denver, kayakers simply love it !! If you are feeling brave and ready you can actually rent kayaks for use in the South Platte. 

If you are looking for a really good party, come back in June when you can participate on South Platte RiverFest for live music and water sports

This park also offers a specific separate bike-only-lane making biking at Cherry Creek to the next level. Trekking is also a favorite activity at this park. Other facilities include soccer and baseball fields and a dog park. 

Location is a amazing because you are close to several hot spots like Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Downtown Aquarium and Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus 

To learn more about the are you can also just take a ride along the river on the Denver Trolley

Sloan’s Lake Park

Where: 1700 Sheridan Blvd

This 177-acre park is the largest lake in the city and is Located in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. Famous for water skiing,  jet skiing, boating and fishing in the summer, also ideal for grilling and picnics. 

Sloan’s Lake Park hosts the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, a celebration of Asian American culture and tradition featuring a host of ornate dragon boats filling the lake.  

Enjoy the walking, jogging and biking trail around the lake and if that is not enough then check out soccer fields and tennis courts and open grass.

If you love riding in your car then this is the perfect park for you: take in the unique views of the Front Range and the Denver skyline while enjoying a smooth ride along the biggest lake the city has to offer, you won’t regret it.

Bear Creek Lake Park

Where: 15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood

This park offers endless possibilities for everyone an incredible variety of activities and facilities: from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on 2,600 acres of natural beauty to swimming on a beach and relax at the marina that also has boat rentals.

Want more? how about fishing and camping, windsurfing, and if that is enough, then you can also reserve a pet-friendly cabin or yurt for larger groups. Oh and there is also an archery range.

Civic Center Park

Where: 101 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy

If you are in downtown Denver and want to get some fresh air, then this is the Park for you: a tru hot spot where you can find extiment at every corner.

This urban park is located in the heart of downtown Denver and offers a wonderful combination of history, skyscrapers, art and city life. You will immediately recognize the Capitol and also be able to discover the Art Museum.

This park hosts numerous free festivals throughout the year, including Taste of Colorado, Cinco de Mayo and Veterans Day Parade.

Berkeley Park

Where: 4601 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Lake and dog lover? A smaller version of Sloan Lake, Berkeley Park features amenities like a fenced-in dog park, open fields and a lakeside trail, lots of grass, tennis courts and recreation center with classes and facilities. 

Some visitors stated that on the last day of pool season, the rec center opens the pools up to the dogs, who can jump in and swim around, and that is an opportunity  you can’t really find anywhere else.

Green Mountain (William Frederick Hayden) Park – Lakewood

Where: 1000 S Rooney Rd, Lakewood, CO 80228

This is the second largest park in Lakewood and is 2,400 acres of open space.

Here you will find the opportunity to explore several multi-use uphill trails walking or biking that allow you to be surprised by 360° views and unbelievable views of mountain peaks and the Denver metropolitan area.  It takes less than 2 hours to reach the top by foot.

WFH Park is home for diverse wildlife like  bluebirds, mountain lion, rabbit, rattlesnakes, coyotes, deer, hawks and more.

Jefferson Park, Northwest

Where: West 23rd Ave | Denver, CO 80211 Jefferson Park, Northwest

Located in the highlands, this beautiful park is ideal for dog lovers and is near a couple of breweries and restaurants, great for parties.

Let your kids enjoy the great playground and fresh air to celebrate their special day.

Skyline Park

Where: 15th and Arapahoe streets

For those in downtown looking for some outdoor time, Skyline Beer Garden offers skating rink with free ice skating all season long, tuba christmas, mini golf, cute seating areas and is perfect for people watching Live music enjoying  beers on draft, street food, a family-friendly game area.

Centennial Gardens

Where: 1301 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

If you are a gardening lover then you will absolutely adore this park.

Completely inspired by and patterned after the Gardens of Versailles this place will completely transport you to a magical place and experience a feeling you will never forget. Get your camera ready because this five acres landscape is just too irresistible no to capture. Compatible with Colorado natural conditions the plants used are either both native and drought-tolerant, or are adaptable to drier conditions. There are masses of perennials in season, and some novel plantings unlike anything else in the City.

Rocky Mountain Lake Park – Denver

Where: 3301 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

The park features a beautifully planted lake shore that covers the majority of this park. If you have your own equipment, this is also a great location for kayaking and fishing. 

Here you will find a 1-mile paved loop trail where you can check out beautiful mountain views, play tennis, have a picnic or just go for a walk.

Ruby Hill Bike Park

Where: W Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80223

For all the biker lovers this is an amazing spot to have incredible fun and put your skills to the test. 

No matter if you are a beginner or a professional rider, the dirt jumps, skills course, slopestyle course and pump track won’t disappoint you. Not one but two pump tracks that embrace kids and adults.  

Want more details on what you expect? more than 2 miles multi use natural surface of pumptracks, 4 slopestyle lines, flow trail zone, a jump zone on a loop that is also for mountain biking.  This is a 7 acres park.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Where: 18300 W. ALAMEDA PARKWAY MORRISON, CO 80465

This is a unique naturally formed, world-famous outdoor venue.

Famous for hosting the best live shows in all Colorado and where dinosaurs once roamed this beyond belief landscape, known as the most acoustically perfect natural amphitheater on the planet, and the best location to look at stars, is definitely a must spot to visit and enjoy like no other. 

This venue offers the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, film series, hiking trails, yoga or workouts among the rocks and much more. This place can’t be matched by any other. 

The Visitor Center features interactive educational displays, a short film on its geologic and musical history, a Performer’s Hall of Fame and delicious food at Ship Rock Grille.