Firefighter’s Museum

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 10-01-2016

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Denver Firefighter Museum

Denver Firefighter Museum

Did you know there is a Denver Firefighters Museum downtown? It near Civic Center and is in a vintage Firehouse from days of old. Located at 13th and Tremont there is plenty of metered parking right outside their door.

Original Firehouse Doors

Original Firehouse Doors

It is filled with vintage items, photos, engines, ladder trucks, too much to name. So much to take in. Children love the hands on exhibits. They can dress up in fireman gear and hop aboard the engine. Upstairs are interactive stations all about fire safety. There is also a vintage locker room, captains room and restroom. So fun to look at it all.

DFD Engine No. 4

DFD Engine No. 4

Dispatch Desk

Dispatch Desk

Denver Zoo

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 12-02-2012

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We love the Zoo, fresh air, amazing animals, and so much more!  You can bring your own picnic in, which is a huge bonus.

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We spent 5 wonderful hours there and enjoyed it so very much!

Denver’s City Park, Best Playground Around!

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 09-02-2012

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This one scored huge, HUGE on the kids scale of FUN!  A huge, wooden labyrinth of bridges, stairs, tunnels, slides, so many structures.  Monkey bars, swings, balance beams, climbing nets, zip line, tire swing, you name – they have it!  There is a lake with paddle boat rentals, tennis courts, a second playground and a spray-ground.

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City Park is located next to the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science.

There are over 330 acres to enjoy at this park.  The wood playground is the best!

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Bridge at City Park

CityParkPlayground

CityParkPlayground

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The huge negatives: No flushing bathrooms, no drinking fountains.

Denver’s Best Kids Consignment Sale

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 31-03-2011

This event on happens twice a year.

Next week is one of those times.

Recently featured on Good Morning America, JBF is the best consignment sale around.

Denver’s favorite Children’s consignment sale, JBF Denver, sets up shop next Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 7-9th) at the National Western Stock Show Complex.

If you volunteer you can get a presale pass to shop early, definitely worth it! This sale has anything kids offering, books, puzzles, toys, games, furniture, play structures, clothing, maternity and everything baby too.

All merchandise must meet a strict standard to be included in the sale, the ensures that you don’t end up with less than desirable items. Be sure to make it there April 7th through the 10th, bargains like this only come around twice a year!
JBF April 7-10

Denver introduces B-CYCLE, a Bike Sharing System

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown | Posted on 29-09-2010

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Denver Bcycle Station

Denver BCycle Station

In April 2010, Denver joined other major cities and introduced B-cycle. According to their website, B-cycle is a next-gen bike-sharing system. In layman’s terms: B-cycles are magic bikes that are there when you want one and gone when you don’t. Just swipe your card, grab a bike, and get to where you’re going.

There are tons of self-service stations located around Denver and Boulder.  You can purchase a membership by day, week, month or year.  For the month of October B-cycle is offering $10 off the Annual Membership plus you get a free bike helmet, can’t beat that!   The Annual Membership Fee is $65 ($45 for students and seniors), not bad at all!

This would be the perfect family activity for families with older children.  I was also thinking of having a date night with my husband and doing a progressive dinner around Denver.

B-Cycle Station Denver

B-Cycle Station