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Observatory Park (University Park)

Observatory Park (University Park)

Nestled in the southeastern part of Denver, Observatory Park is known for its tranquil ambiance, beautiful homes, and its namesake park. The neighborhood takes its name from the historic Chamberlin Observatory, which is a prominent feature of the area and adds a touch of charm and history to the neighborhood.

Observatory Park itself is a scenic and expansive green space that offers a range of recreational opportunities. The park features open fields, playgrounds, walking paths, and picnic areas, making it a popular destination for outdoor activities, family outings, and community gatherings. It also offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and serves as a tranquil oasis amidst the urban environment.

The architectural styles vary, with a blend of classic brick houses, modern designs, and elegant estates. The well-maintained streets, mature trees, and manicured lawns contribute to the overall charm and appeal of the area. Observatory Park is highly regarded for its proximity to educational institutions and the academic community. The University of Denver (DU) is located nearby, attracting students, faculty, and staff to the area. This creates a lively and intellectual atmosphere, with opportunities for cultural events, lectures, and performances.

The neighborhood gathering place is Observatory Park, site of DU’s Chamberlin Observatory, a Romanesque structure that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. University Park’s wide streets and grassy lawns make it a pleasant place to walk, and there’s easy access to I-25 and, for cyclists, the 2.4-mile East Harvard Gulch Trail, which cuts through the spacious Robert H. McWilliams Park (known to residents as "Dinosaur Park" because of a purple dino in the playground).

Observatory Park is a sought-after neighborhood for those seeking a balance between urban convenience and suburban tranquility. Its combination of natural beauty, academic presence, and proximity to amenities make it an attractive place to live for individuals and families alike, offering a high quality of life in the heart of Denver.

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Overview for Observatory Park (University Park), CO

8,135 people live in Observatory Park (University Park), where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $60,910.26. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Observatory Park (University Park), CO

Observatory Park (University Park) has 3,646 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Observatory Park (University Park) do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,135 people call Observatory Park (University Park) home. The population density is 7,001.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

45.46 / 54.54%

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