Where is Ballpark?
Ballpark is located in Lower Downtown Denver and is bound by 20th Street to the south, Glenarm Street to the east, 26th Street to the north, and Delgany to the west.The southern end of the neighborhood is anchored by Coors Field and stretches almost 20 blocks to the north into a section of Downtown that is still very much a functioning warehouse and light industry district.
Now a historic district, most of Ballpark's original industrial buildings still stand today. During its peak, this area revolved around Denver’s rail line with warehouses and factories all catering to train-related activities. As this part of Downtown grew alongside the railroad tracks that carried goods and raw materials into Denver’s industrial market, waves of immigrants – Italian, Irish, Japanese, Chinese and, more recently, Mexican – left their own unique stamp on the area.
Here you’ll find many brick buildings that still sport train and truck loading docks on their street frontages. In 2002, the Ballpark Historic District was formed for much of the Ballpark area to preserve many of the historic warehouses and buildings that define this great neighborhood’s historical uses.
In the past five years, Denver has experienced a monumental boom resulting in rapid change, growth, and development throughout the metro area. Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood, in particular, felt the impacts of this evolution and today is on the precipice of a new chapter in the area’s history. The influx of investment, new residents, businesses, and development in the neighborhood offers an exciting opportunity to unify the community, reinvest in the neighborhood, preserve the unique character of Ballpark, and drive the conversation about the neighborhood’s future.
As a member of the Ballpark community, we need you to be a part of the dialogue as we seek to define the neighborhood’s future and development. Your input will help us gain insights into the community’s attitudes and desires for the neighborhood moving forward in a way that will best represent these interests. Your opinions are very valuable and will help ensure that this area progresses in the most democratic and advantageous way possible.