Extreme Community Makeover serves in eight Denver neighborhoods: Barnum, Elyria, Globeville, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Swansea, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Westwood. Each neighborhood is a unique treasure. Here are some neighborhood favorites for the year of 2017.


Barnum Park


Barnum Park is a fun place for families to enjoy. It also has a water park for the kids. It’s located at 360 Hooker Street. We host our Volunteer Appreciation Fun Day at Barnum every year. The park is also a great place to take the pups.


National Western Stock Show


Elyria hosts the National Western Stock Show every year. The National Western Stock Show was established in 1906 and it’s the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation. The show serves agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. There are over 650,000 visitors each year. In 2018, the event goes from January 6 – 21. The event is a lot of fun and there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Old Globeville Days

Old Globeville Days at Argo Park, July 16, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) old globeville days; argo park; festival; eastern european; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

(Photo by Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Old Globeville Days is a neighborhood festival that goes on every year in July. It has ethnic foods from Greece, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Italy. There are tours of the historic Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, an iconography exhibit, and also live music.

La Alma / Lincoln Park

Interstate Kitchen and Bar 


Interstate Kitchen and Bar is located at 1001 Santa Fe Drive, in in the heart of the Arts District on Santa Fe. Their menu provides familiar comfort food classics and over 100 American whiskeys and a large selection of American craft beer. We have hosted many ECM Happy Hours at Interstate because we enjoy the fun atmosphere and the friendly service.


September 23, 2017, Work Day


This year, one of our biggest Work Days was hosted in the Swansea neighborhood. We had 245 volunteers and worked on 26 projects. The volunteer groups that participated where Haselden Construction, Jacobs Engineering, Junior League of Denver, Mile High Young Professionals, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Sunshine, Pinnacle-Team Newell, The Two-Way Street Project, and Individuals. You can view photos from this Work Day – click here.


Kahlo’s Mexican Restaurant


Kahlo’s Mexican Restaurant opened in February of 2017. It’s located at 450 South Newton Street. The restaurant has vegetarian-friendly Mexican dishes and fresh juices. It has the vibe of being an urban cafe in one of Mexico’s cosmopolitan cities.

Villa Park

Light Rail Station along 12th Avenue/Gulch


The light rail station is welcoming for residents in Villa Park. The light rail has 86.5 miles of rail with nine rail lines: the University of Colorado A Line, B, C, D, E, F, H, R and W lines. Light rail stations in Villa Park feature spectacular Art-N-Transit pieces including windscreens by artist Nancy O’Neil, a mosaic piece entitled “Illuminating Path” by artist Jose Aguirre, and a sculpture piece entitled “Interconnectivity” by artist Joshua Wiener.

West Colfax

I Am One of a Kind


West Colfax truly is one of a kind. It has some of the best treasures in the city. We love this neighborhood and this particular work of art because it’s a great reminder to us that Denver and it’s surrounding neighborhoods, truly are one of a kind.

Make sure and check ECM’s list of favorites! And, remember, enjoy Denver! It’s truly one of the best cities on earth.

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