Highland's Village Garden

The community of Highlands’ Garden Village is nestled in the former site of the beloved Elitch Gardens amusement park, central to the mountains and downtown Denver. It is a transit-oriented village, overflowing with urban style, easy living, and shopping only steps away.
Movies Under the Stars


Walkers can meet weekdays at 5pm at the Carousel for a walk around the village

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Volunteer Gardening

Gardening sessions meet at the old Caousel Building across from Cottage Hill Senior Apartments, every Monday and Friday. Tools and snacks are provided. Please bring water, appropriate protection from the...

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Other Village Events

RTD provides a trip to King Soopers on Thursday mornings. Pick up at Cottage Hill 9:30 am. Departure is at 2 pm.

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Concerts In The Carousel

Concerts are held in the summer months. Check back for schedule.

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EPA Chief Uses Denver As Growth Role Mod…

June 24, 2009
The Denver Post

As President Barack Obama scouts solutions to the country's economic and environmental problems, one of the places he'll look is Denver [...]

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HGV Awarded at the New Urbanism's 17th A…

June 17, 2009
North Denver Tribune

WEST HIGHLANDS – Perry Rose, LLC, the Denver CO planning, development and advisory affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Highlands’...

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A Close Look At A Growth Icon: Denver's …

July 20, 2010
Switchboard, NRDC Staff Blog

Highlands’ Garden Village (HGV) is the kind of neighborhood development that I want to include in almost all of my presentations, partly because it...

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Apartment living at Highlands’ Garden Village encompasses the beauty of Colorado and the urban style of downtown. Trocadero apartments and Cottage Hill independent senior apartments are situated within walking distance of the friendly and convenient shopping community. Stroll or bike through the many gardens and parks along the winding walkways and pick up some fresh produce at Sunflower Farmers Market, stop for a cup of coffee and conversation at Starbucks, or pop in for your workout at 24 Hour Fitness.

A sense of community is what Highlands’ Garden Village is all about. The friendly people, active lifestyle, and community events make this the place to call home. Why not make Highlands’ Garden Village your home or the place to grow your business? Contact us today and live, work, play, and shop in Colorado style.

The community of Highlands’ Garden Village connects a diverse group of people, both physically and socially. Our many events are developed with one goal in mind – to build community and bring people together.

Highlands’ Garden Village is a showcase for environmentally responsible development, and brings functional and beautiful landscaping together to create:

  • Beautiful outdoor spaces
  • Walking paths that connect people to shopping, healthcare, beauty, and more
  • Water-conserving native plants and mature trees

The historic carousel building was kept as is being used as an outdoor pavilion. The historic theatre is being renovated to one day serve as a community resource and center for performing arts. Utilizing the combined expertise of Lee Weintraub and The Denver Botanic Gardens, the entire Highlands’ Garden Village community is a tribute to green living and a beautiful and well-maintained space to walk, bike, and play.

Historic Elitch Theatre
At the heart of Highlands’ Garden Village sits the historic Elitch Theatre. Built in 1890, the theatre has been described as “one of the cradles of American drama.” The stage has hosted such stars as Grace Kelly, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Cybil Shepard, Vincent Price, and many more. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and locally landmarked by the City of Denver in 1995. In 1990, a 100-year anniversary production was held, the last performance given on stage. The theatre is currently awaiting interior renovation for its return to theatrical glory. The Carousel Pavilion is the stunningly renovated "house" of the 1925 carousel. Its dramatic structure has been restored with a beautiful labyrinth floor.

The Carousel Pavilion is the site of a range of events such as weddings, chamber music, and fair, jazz concerts and just quiet relaxation. The 5,200-square-foot venue is the first successfully completed component of the Foundation's Comprehensive Campaign to restore the historic elements of the former Elitch Gardens Amusement Park.

The Theatre Plaza is a 15,000 square foot outdoor performing and assembly place, which elegantly slopes to the main entrance of the Theatre. Attractively and environmentally landscaped, framed by trees and dotted with Victorian lamp posts, The Plaza is used for corporate and community functions, afternoon music performances, film screenings, weddings, and other community-centered events.

For more information on the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre, summer programming, renting a facility or how you can help bring back to life America's oldest summer stock theatre, call 303-477-3006, e-mail info@ElitchTheatreFdn.org or visit www.elitchtheatrefdn.org