If you have kids, Stapleton is the place to be – whether you live in the neighborhood or are just visiting. Here’s the lowdown on kid friendly Stapleton.
Getting outdoors is at the heart of kid friendly Stapleton. Stapleton is home to 50 green spaces and parks, including Central Park, the third largest park in Denver. Stapleton also boasts six different outdoor pools that provide lessons, swim teams and a place to relax and cool off. Each pool has its own “personality,” including one with a splash pad geared toward younger children.
In addition to the parks and pools, kid friendly Stapleton also has several other great destinations. These include the Urban Farm, the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Sanctuary and Bluff Lake Nature Center.
The new(er) Stanley Marketplace is a mini version of kid friendly Stapleton. It houses:
- Mindcraft Makerspace: This unique facility offers a laser lab, sewing lab, vinyl lab, 3-D printing lab and workshop that are available to the public. It offers afterschool programming and days off school/summer camps. There is also a drop-off tinker night just for kids, which is great for both little ones and parents, who can enjoy exploring the Stanley while their children learn and play.
- Neighborhood Music Stapleton: This popular asset to kid friendly Stapleton provides private piano, guitar and music lessons. Kids also enjoy the theatre summer camps.
- Bounce: Kids can get their energy our here with classes for all ages (including adults), parkour and open gym.
- Sweet Treats: Finish off any activities you’ve done at the Stanley with Voodoo Doughnuts or ice cream at Sweet Cow....
It’s almost summer – the hottest season for real estate. As temperatures and inventory rise now is the time to consider which of Denver’s best neighborhoods is right for you.
Much of northwest Denver is lumped together as “The Highlands,” but the area is actually made up of several neighborhoods. Berkeley is just north of the Highland neighborhood and is bordered by Federal and Sheridan to the east and west and 38th Avenue and I-70 to the south and north.
We consider this one of Denver’s best neighborhoods because of the wide variety of housing styles. You’ll find ranches, bungalows, Victorians, and Tudors. Now, there is also a wide array of new housing including two-story single family homes and spacious duplexes, as well as pop tops.
Of course, to be one of Denver’s best neighborhoods, you need great parks. That is well covered with Berkeley Lake Park and Rocky Mountain Lake Park. In addition to the open space and serenity, these parks include a recreation center, a charming library, and sizeable dog park.
For many though, what really makes Berkeley one of Denver’s best neighborhoods is Tennyson – the old school “main street” of Berkeley. Get eats at Block and Larder and Firenze a Tavola, the fine dining Italian experience below the more casual Parisi. Shop small at independent bookstores, jewelry stores, and boutiques and enjoy great...
With Colorado Craft Beer Week starting Saturday through April 7, now is the perfect time to visit a best Denver breweries pick. Read on to learn more about this fantastic week and get our recommendations for the best Denver breweries.
Colorado Craft Beer Week
Each day of Colorado Craft Beer Week has its own theme with bars and breweries around Denver taking part. Below are highlights and specific event information for best Denver breweries is available at coloradobeer.org.
- Saturday, March 31 – This ticketed event features more than 100 beers brewed specifically for the festival. Tickets are available at collaborationfest.com and start at $65.
- Monday, April 2 – Monday is all about education. Topics at different breweries include sensory analysis classes and craft beer 101.
- Tuesday, April 3 – Food and beer from the best Denver breweries are on tap for Tuesday. You tend to hear more about wine pairings, but beer pairings are coming into their own. Some participating venues will also host top chefs and serve special menus.
- Wednesday, April 4 – Today grab a pint and keep the commemorative glass.
- Thursday, April 5 – Show love for your favorite brewery by wearing their gear. Don’t already have some? Visit your favorites to pick up a tee or hoodie and stay for a pint or two.
- Friday, April 6 – New beers will be out on Friday. Be among the first to taste what is new!
- Saturday, April 7 – All good things must come to end. Toast the last day of Colorado Craft Beer Week by touring a local brewery. Better yet ride the “Brewery Loop Tours” that will take you many of the best...