Civic Center Park and Golden Triangle Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Even Denver’s earliest civic leaders sought to make the city attractive with parks and public art. On this walk the public art on display dates back as early as 1911 and includes outdoor murals painted in 1920 and bronze sculptures created in 1922 just steps away from modern pieces of fiberglass, marble, and steel made in this century. Civic Center Park was designed to be the city’s heart— anchored by the most significant government buildings on the east and west axis and filled with classical architecture, trees, flowers, and monuments. The park has served as a staging ground for important political announcements and events and annually is used for public festivities such as the Taste of Colorado and Cinco de Mayo.
As the Denver Art Museum has grown, so have the art galleries in the adjacent neighborhood, now called the Golden Triangle for its position between Broadway, Speer Boulevard, and Civic Center. The United States Mint at Denver near the end of the tour is an opportunity to see how money in circulation today may become tomorrow’s artifacts."