Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2017. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian.

The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy the cities walking and pedestrian infrastructure, historic and cultural districts, parks and public spaces.

Join us for one or all of these fun events:

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Baker Neighborhood

Rising on the east side of Denver’s Miracle Mile, the Baker Neighborhood has some architectural surprises, historical figures of note and stories aplenty.  It’s not just for things domestic; it’s for fun, so let’s explore it together! This tour starts at 520 W. 3rd Avenue, DCIS at Fairmont.

Register now, space is limited.

Monday, August 7, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Architecture

This tour focuses on the history and splendid architecture of the neighborhood once known as Millionaires’ Row. This tour starts at the Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street.

Register now, space is limited.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Humboldt Historic District

10th and Humboldt is our starting location.

As the city developed, the place where the well-to-do strutted in spats and under  parasols changed.  Join us for a tour of the stories and beautiful architecture of an area so powerful, it would lead to the transformation of a cemetery into a park.  Humboldt Island may not be an island, but once you’ve seen it, you may never want to leave!

Register here, space is limited.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cheesman Park

Cheesman Pavilion is our starting location.

The history of Cheesman Park is one of macabre secrets, righteous indignation and barely buried greed.  Join us for pastoral respite, fine scenery and beautiful buildings built upon a tumultuous past.  There’s more than meets the eye.  Just make sure you leave your shovels at home!

Register here, space is limited.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Alamo Placita

Once the home of the powerful and influential Mayor Robert Speer, this sometimes overlooked section of the city has amazing stories to share. This tour starts at the NE corner of 3rd Avenue and Emerson.

Register now, space is limited.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Denver’s City Park

Thatcher Fountain at 17th Ave. and City Park Esplanade, just north of East High School is our starting location.

Once considered Denver’s playground, City Park is the city’s largest green gem and boasts many beauties.  From the spirit of Colorado made into art to the quiet byways under century-old trees, we’ll explore what has been lost and what still shines.  The park is poetry in green , so don’t miss out!

Register here, space is limited.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  5:30  – 7:00 p.m. Edgewater

Though it’s a city in its own right, a lot of people don’t know how much this little dynamo packs into an area not even a square mile in expanse.  From the shores of Sloan’s Lake and beyond, let’s do some walking in a city that will keep you on the edge of wonder, Edgewater! This tour starts at the Edgewater City Hall, 2401 Sheridan Blvd.

Register now, space is limited.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.  Victorian Denver

This tour focuses on the finer side of downtown, where we started to get refined and built structures that would show our splendor for generations to come.  This tour starts by the cowboy statue, north side of the Brown Palace Hotel, at the corner of Tremont and Broadway.

Register now, space is limited

Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Colorado’s LGBT History

1290 Williams Street is our starting location.

Join us for a tour of Colorado’s LGBT History.  From the home of the beat poets to the first home of the LGBT Center, from Cheesman Park to bars and book stores, walk amongst the memory of our past and dream of promises for tomorrow.  Reflect on the equality of today and the road ahead.

Register here, space is limited.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Haunted LoDo

We visit some of the most haunted locations in Lower Downtown, known as LoDo.  If they are not otherwise occupied, we go IN two of the buildings along the way. This tour starts at the flag pole in front of Union Station, intersection of 17th Street and Wynkoop.

Register now, space is limited.

Thursday, October 26, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Haunted Capitol Hill

We visit some of the most haunted mansions of the city’s most famous neighborhood. Please note that we do NOT go in any buildings on this tour. This tour starts on the west side of the capitol, at the famous ONE MILE ABOVE SEA LEVEL step.

Register now, space is limited.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:0 Colorado’s LGBT History

1290 Williams Street is our starting location.

Join us for a tour of Colorado’s LGBT History.  From the home of the beat poets to the first home of the LGBT Center, from Cheesman Park to bars and book stores, walk amongst the memory of our past and dream of promises for tomorrow.  Reflect on the equality of today and the road ahead.

Register here, space is limited.

 

 

 

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