A strip on Elliot Street between 25th and 23rd Avenue has many trendy eateries and businesses serving Jefferson Park locals.
Denver dog walkers need to be prepared for changes in weather conditions when traveling on foot in Jefferson Park. Due to the high elevation and location near the mountains, daytime highs and lows can vary significantly and severe thunderstorms frequently occur during the summer and winter seasons. Avoid severe storms in summer months which can manifest suddenly. Winters are cool with temperatures below freezing and snow. When winter storms occur, conditions on walkways can be slippery and visibility poor for vehicles which make crossing busy streets hazardous for pedestrians. Use caution during extreme weather.
There are separate sidewalks on residential and commercial streets providing safe pedestrian ways for residents traveling on foot with their dogs. Residential areas have apartment buildings and single-family homes. Architecture throughout the neighborhood varies with some homes dating back to the late 19th century and other dwellings developed in the mid-20th century. The neighborhood has attracted renewed interest and gentrification, so redevelopment is occurring with new businesses and the repurposing of current buildings.
While Jefferson Park is a developed urban neighborhood, there are lots of trees and landscaping throughout the neighborhood, especially where residential properties are present.
There are lots of greenways and parks in and around the Jefferson Park neighborhood. A park of the same name is centrally located in the neighborhood and has a basketball court, playground, and walking trail. Much of this neighborhood park is open and there are shade trees well spaced through the green area.
On the east side of the neighborhood, the Platte River Trail can be accessed at Crescent Park. This park on the river has a children's museum and playground. Be careful of the train tracks that run through. The River Trail is 28 miles in total with lots of hiking opportunity for even the most energetic pups! In addition, Viking Park is a triangular shaped park located on the north border of Jefferson Park with paved walking trails and circular features.
Fishback Park is also located on the east side of the neighborhood with natural areas and riverfront views from the paved path.