4 Denver open houses near parks you can see this weekend

“It’s no Yellowstone,” you’ll say to yourself, “but it’ll do.”

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The National Park Service turns 100 this week. To celebrate, you can buy a home adjacent to one of Denver’s parks so that every morning you can look out the window and see some green.

“It’s no Yellowstone,” you’ll say to yourself, “but it’ll do.”

Take the first step and check out one of these four open houses in Denver this weekend, all within a half mile of a park.

$699,000

  • 424 Clarkson Street, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 2,325 square feet
  • Aug. 27 and 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Speer neighborhood
  • Within .2 miles of Alamo Placita Park

If you lived here, you wouldn’t really need to go out to the park, because your lovely home would be filled with light.

$330,000

  • 1610 Little Raven Street, Unit 513, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 662 square feet
  • Sunday Aug. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Union Station neighborhood
  • Within 170 feet of Commons Park

If you buy this place, you can live out your dream of becoming a skater punk since Denver Skate Park is right down the street. No excuse not to show up and shred. Also, I happen to find the stretch of the South Platte River nearby to be especially good-looking. Speaking of especially good-looking, I like the dining room and kitchen layout of this house. If you’re a good cook, seems like it’d be good for showing off.

$500,000

  • 1711 Martin Luther King Boulevard, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1530 square feet
  • Sunday Aug. 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Cole neighborhood
  • Within 50 feet of George Morrison Sr. Park

George Morrison Sr., the park’s namesake lived a remarkable life as musician, later teaching his students even if they couldn’t pay. Every morning, his life could inspire you as you stare out your really cool-looking curved windows.

$1,495,000

  • 3106 East 17th Avenue, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,511 finished square feet (Here’s another listing in the same building. This particular unit isn’t online.)
  • Saturday Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 28 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
  • City Park neighborhood
  • Within 50 feet of City Park

I myself live near a park. Some mornings, I walk through its crisp morning air. Steal my life and live it better by moving next to City Park, where there’s like a million places to walk. On second thought, since you’ll be paying over a million dollars for a home, don’t steal anything from me. That walking-in-the-morning idea was very expensive to have.