Finding a Safe Route: Civic Center EATS
Civic Center Park is host to many events throughout the year, including the weekly food truck event Civic Center EATS. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the summer, you can enjoy food from a variety of food truck vendors while listening to live music. A portion of the proceeds also benefit the Civic Center Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring and enhancing the Civic Center Park. You can find more information about the event here: Civic Center EATS 2019
Since we all know parking is a pain in the area, we suggest alternative transportation to the event. If you plan to ride your bike or a B-cycle, below are our route suggestions for getting there safely. As always, make sure to plan a more specific route for your needs ahead of time, and only ride where you feel safe and comfortable. These routes were put together from personal experience, Google Maps, and the Bike Streets Map.
Closest B-cycle stations to Civic Center Park:
15th & Cleveland
Denver Public Library
14th & Elati
How to Ride to Civic Center Park
From City Park:
Make your way to 16th Ave and ride west until you reach Cleveland Pl. Cross Broadway Blvd. and continue until you reach Bannock St. Turn left and arrive at Civic Center Park.
From Five Points/RiNo:
Take the Curtis St. bike lane and turn right on 24th St. Then, turn left on Arapahoe St. and ride in the bike lane to 14th Ave. Turn left, make a slight right on Bannock St. and cross Colfax Ave. to enter Civic Center Park.
From Union Station/LoDo:
Take Wynkoop St. across 15th St and enter the Cherry Creek Trail. Ride the Trail briefly and exit at Market St. Turn left on Market St. and right on 14th St. Take the 14th St. bike lane to Bannock St. to cross Colfax Ave. and enter Civic Center Park.
Make your way and ride east on 16th St. Use the Highland Bridge to cross I-25. Turn right on the South Platte River Trail. Turn left and cross the bridge that is just before the Speer Blvd underpass. Then, take the Cherry Creek Trail to Market St. and turn right. Turn left on 14th St until you reach Bannock St. and Civic Center Park.
From Sun Valley:
Ride east on 13th Ave. Turn left on Mariposa St. and then right on 14th Ave. Ride on 14th Ave. until you reach Bannock street and Civic Center Park on the left.
Another option is to ride east on 13th Ave, take a left on Zuni St. and a right on Walnut St. Follow the road until you connect with the South Platte River Trail. At Confluence Park, turn right and enter the Cherry Creek Trail. Ride the trail to Market St., take the 14th St. bike lane to Bannock St. and arrive at Civic Center Park.
From South Broadway/Baker/Santa Fe Neighborhoods:
Find your way to Inca St (east of Santa Fe Dr. and west of Broadway Blvd.) and ride north. Turn right on 12th Ave. then left at Galapago St. Turn right on 13th Ave. and left on Fox St. Then, turn right on 14th Ave and ride to Bannock St. and Civic Center Park.
From Capitol Hill:
Make your way to and head west on 12th Ave., riding through Cheesman Park if needed. Then, turn right on Acoma St. and ride past both the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library. You will then reach the south entrance of Civic Center Park.
From Washington Park:
Head north on Marion Pkwy and Downing St. to enter the Cherry Creek Trail. Ride the trail until you reach 12th Ave. Exit the path and ride east on 12th Ave. Turn left on Bannock and arrive at Civic Center Park.