also contribute to why the PEW
Research Center found Denver to be the
number one city most people named
when asked where they’d like to live.
Denver’s park system, the largest in the
U.S., is another attractive amenity.
Hundreds of parks and thousands of
acres of open space provide inviting
places for residents to hike, bike and
snowshoe right in their own backyards.
Greenbelts connect miles of parks and
towns, providing safe and convenient
places to go bicycling. Parks are
spread throughout the region, with
areas for team sports, which are used
extensively by the many recreational
leagues found in Denver. From kickball
to horseshoes, volleyball to soccer and
everything in between, Denverites find
a way to have fun on lazy weekends
and after work.
Coloradans love their snow. The world-class ski resorts and scenery of the
Rocky Mountains are just a short drive
away, and a major draw for residents
of every stripe.
Not a skier? Don’t worry. Following
Denver’s seven professional sports
teams and plenty of spectator sports will
keep you busy throughout the year.
Football, baseball, soccer, hockey, and
more make Denver a sports fan’s
Denver’s teams have done quite well in
the past, with the Colorado Rockies
baseball team making it to the World
Series in 2007 and the Denver Broncos
winning the Super Bowl on more than
one occasion. During the Rockies
inaugural season, 4. 4 million
enthusiastic fans broke Major League
Baseball attendance records. The
quarterback who took the Broncos to the
Super Bowl on two occasions, John
Elway, now owns several popular
Denver restaurants (see our listing in the
Dining Section for more information). The
Denver Nuggets keep basketball fans
satisfied, regularly selling out games.
Less traditional sports like lacrosse are also
popular here. The Colorado Mammoth
and the Colorado Outlaws have boosted
the popularity of the sport in Denver, with
as many fans here as for Denver Nuggets
basketball games. The Mammoth’s victory
in the league championship in 2006 only
drove momentum for expanded interest in
the support. Even a professional rugby
team—the Denver Barbarians—has
proven popular with metro Denver
Denver’s cultural amenities and
attractions are world class, from
museums to amusement parks, theatres
to zoos and more. For example,
Denver’s Performing Arts Complex is the
second largest such facility in the world.
Cultural attractions are plentiful for the
entire family, including the kids.
Denver’s Children’s Museum has
attracted “kids and their grownups” fore
more than 25 years, providing a fun
and educational learning environment.
Denver’s active theater, arts and cultural
communities are supported by the city. The
Scientific Cultural Facilities District
(SCFD)—created by voters in 1988—
provides a consistent source of funding to
both scientific and cultural organizations.
Since its inception, more than 300
organizations throughout the metro area
benefited from the SCFD, which distributes
more than $30 million annually to local
organizations. Denver recognizes that by
supporting the arts, the city benefits. A
recent report found that Denver’s arts and
cultural community created $1.85 billion in
economic activity in 2013.
There’s no shortage of amazing
experiences in the Mile High City.
Browse the following information, which
provides a sampling of Denver’s assorted
opportunities for leisure and recreation.
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