Ruby Hill Park
Despite being home to the city’s only urban snowsports terrain park, Ruby Hill Park is still a quiet retreat in the heart of Denver. On its high bluff—used years ago as a lookout point by Native Americans—the sprawling park offers stunning panoramas.
The park has a dirt bike park, playgrounds, and picnic areas—plus the Levitt Pavilion, a venue that hosts 50 free concerts each summer. Read on to know more.
Ruby Hill Park has plenty to offer residents. The wide-open park hosts concerts at the modern Levitt Pavilion, while its winter snow sports snowboarding terrain draws skiers and sledders from all over town. Kids ride the dirt mountain bike course, and green thumbs from the southwest Denver neighborhood tend a community garden in summer.
The park also has a playground, picnic areas, and athletic fields. And because the neighborhood is located on a major bus and rail line, residents can get around without their cars. With a walk score of 7 and a bike score of 7, Ruby Hill is a great place to live with your family or pets. The homes are a mix of brick and frame ranches with lovely city views.
Located in Ruby Hill Park, the Levitt Pavilion is a state-of-the-art concert venue that hosts 50 FREE concerts each summer and additional ticketed events. Guests can enjoy open lawn seating and food from local vendors in a relaxing setting.
The non-profit Friends of Levitt Pavilion Denver partnered with Levitt Pavilions to build the seventh Levitt music venue in America and bring cultural opportunity to an underserved neighborhood. Friends raised the funds and negotiated the construction of the amphitheater in Ruby Hill Park, which has a hilltop shelter, picnic areas, and playgrounds.
Like other Levitt venues across the country, the Colorado-based venue focuses on supporting local musicians by paying them at or above the current local scale and exposing them to audience sizes often surpassing those of their own city’s bars and indoor venues. The site also supports schools, arts organizations, and external promoters by making the state-of-the-art amphitheater available to them for a low rental fee. Browse around this site to check more places to visit.
As residents of this southwest Denver neighborhood look out over the park, they can see people pouring in from all over town for concerts at Levitt Pavilion, kids scooting around on dirt mountain bikes and hucking on the rail yard. The 88-acre Ruby Hill Park, named for the red garnet-hued gems once mined from its bluff, also offers year-round opportunities for baseball, softball, swimming, and playground fun.
It’s also home to the city’s only free urban snowsports snowboarding terrain park, which launched its 11th season in January. A partnership with Winter Park Resort and Christy Sports, it lets city residents enjoy the slopes without a lift ticket. With a walk score of 7 and easy access to I-25 and West Florida Avenue, it’s no wonder that this neighborhood attracts many active families.
The Mile High City boasts the only urban snowsports terrain park in the United States, the Ruby Hill Rail Yard. Open since 2007’ish, it’s free to skiers and snowboarders who show up with their own equipment (helmets recommended). Winter Park Resort provides the rail design and staff; Denver Parks and Recreation oversees the location and management of the rail yard.
The neighborhood’s flat grass is a popular place to play volleyball, picnic, and watch kids romp on the playground. Green thumbs from the southwest Denver neighborhood tend a community garden. And concerts fill the Levitt Pavilion, a modern outdoor amphitheater that presents 50 free family-friendly shows each year. But the neighborhood’s most pressing worry isn’t about parking – it’s about unearthing Ruby Hill’s toxic history.
Denver’s parks are more than just play areas for kids and adults — they also offer ideal picnic spots. Pack a blanket, snacks, and beverages to enjoy a meal with friends or family.
Ruby Hill Park is a popular place to picnic all year, thanks to its location overlooking the city skyline. The park gets its name from the red-hued garnets found by miners in the area during the gold rush in the late 1800s. Today, the park features sports fields, a community garden, playgrounds, an urban mountain bike course, a rail yard for snowboarding and winter sports, and a Levitt Pavilion amphitheater.
Bowman was the owner’s representative and provided design services for the park’s first two phases, which included a new celestial-themed picnic shelter and playground, a dirt mountain bike course, a roadway network, and parking improvements. Up next is deKoevend Park.
Driving directions from Solid Garage Floor Coatings to Ruby Hill Park
Driving directions from Ruby Hill Park to deKoevend Park