With its premium location next to downtown Denver, Sloan’s Lake is a neighborhood inhabited by a diverse population that includes young working professionals, growing families and long-time residents. Sought-after for the natural beauty of its signature lake as well as its stunning vistas of the Denver skyline and beyond, Sloan’s Lake is a neighborhood that continues to experience a thriving restaurant scene as well as a family-friendly lifestyle. Because of this, Sloan’s Lake has made a name for itself as one of Denver’s top areas for kid-focused businesses and events.
Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library
Located on the southern edge of Sloan’s Lake, the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library is one of the area’s most family-oriented resources. Named for the iconic civil rights leader, this branch of the Denver Public Library is not only an architectural marvel, it is also a community-driven center for learning and arts. In addition to its stellar collection of books and other materials, the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library is also home to a music and media lab, study rooms and a storytime tower. Here, families can enjoy year-round events such as the All Ages Storytime, Game Day! and Family Book Club.
Ta Da Gymnastics Studio
Created with a mission to provide a safe and enjoyable gym environment, Ta Da Gymnastics Studio is a new facility on the north side of Sloan’s Lake. Focusing not only on the physical aspects of gymnastics, this studio also helps kids work on learning skills such as concentration, perseverance and problem-solving. With both traditional and non-traditional offerings, kids of all ages can take part in recreational gymnastics, tumbling and ninja classes.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
For almost 20 years, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival has been a celebration of a rich and storied culture. Held in Sloan’s Lake Park every summer, this festival takes place over two days and includes a host of events that includes nearly 100 performances, an Asian Marketplace filled with arts and crafts, and a Taste of Asia Food Court filled with authentic Asian flavors. An interactive kids area, Dragonland, lets children experience everything from origami to magic shows. Of course, for many, the highlight of the festival is the Dragon Parade which takes place as part of the opening ceremonies for the event.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
A great movie house is always a welcome sight in any neighborhood and Alamo Drafthouse is the perfect spot for families in Sloan’s Lake. Offering both first-run movies as well as high-end food and drink, Alamo Drafthouse creates a fun setting for a family outing. In addition to the latest movie releases, this theater also caters to families with Kids Camp movie screenings, PBS Kids at the Alamo and My First Movie Certificate. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers specialty movie screenings with their Alamo for All program, creating a sensory-friendly movie environment for all ages.
Denver Sloan’s Lake Art and Music Festival
Held each August, the Denver Sloan’s Lake Art and Music Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Taking place throughout the 177-acre Sloan’s Lake Park, this two-day festival is an all-ages event that celebrates local artists and musicians. Art is on display in many mediums including painting, photography and jewelry making, and live music events are staged throughout the area. Families can spend the day enjoying the arts and take advantage of the ‘Creation Station’ kids area as well as delicious food offered by local vendors.
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