Observatory Park is bound by Interstate 25, Colorado Boulevard, East Yale Avenue and South University Boulevard.
Observatory Park (also called University Park), takes its name from the historic observatory that sits in the charming park at the heart of this neighborhood. The Chamberlin Observatory, designed by prominent Denver architect Robert Roeschlaub, dates to 1894 and is still functional and open today, and the park attracts stargazers who bring telescopes of their own on a clear night, as well as tennis players, parents pushing strollers, picnickers, and more. Stately homes surround the park, many with wrap-around porches that evoke a less complicated era. Small Tudors, bungalows and ranch homes dot the rest of the neighborhood, but are quickly being replaced with larger, pop-top homes and scrape offs as Denverites are increasingly attracted to the easy commute to downtown via I-25 or two nearby light rail stops. Just blocks from University of Denver’s expansive, tree-shaded campus and the commercial establishments and eateries along University Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, Observatory Park is perfect for those who appreciate a neighborhood with easy access to the city center while retaining a peaceful, unhurried feeling.