Welcome to Harvey Park
Bounded by West Hampden, South Sheridan, South Lowell, and West Jewell, Harvey Park provides a wonderful enclave in southwest Denver. The neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, drawing attention for its mid-century modern—yet affordable—gems and proximity to all Denver has to offer.
In the 1950s, about 4,000 homes were built here in less than three years. The new development occurred so quickly, that early Harvey Park even lacked some basic amenities like schools, parks and streetlights. Dozens of those original homes were designed by Cliff May, the famed architect credited with conceiving the post-war “dream home,” the California Ranch. These Ranches boast stunningly simple floorplans with detached garages, private courtyards, walls of glass, and clerestory windows.
In addition to the modernist aesthetic of its houses, the community features a K-8 school, Denver Recreation Center, outdoor swimming pool, and the titular Harvey Park—a large park with two lakes, a playground, and sports facilities. The Sanderson Gulch and Bear Creek trails connect Harvey Park to the South Platte Trail, leading straight to downtown Denver. Restaurants ring the Park, and the city’s “best restaurant neighborhood” lies just to the northeast, offering a variety of acclaimed ethnic foods.