Central Park, previously Stapleton, is a neighborhood within the city limits of Denver, Colorado. Located east of downtown Denver, the neighborhood is at the former site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport, which closed in 1995. It is the largest residential neighborhood within the city of Denver. The Central Park Neighborhood contains twelve specifically named sub-neighborhoods, 11 public/private schools, 50 parks (including city regional and community pocket-parks), 7 pools, several shopping and business districts, a city of Denver recreation center, and a Denver library. The latest population as of 2021 is estimated at 27,000.
Since April 2016, the Central Park neighborhood has been connected to the Denver metro area by RTD's A line, a recently opened commuter rail service that runs from the downtown Denver transit hub to Denver International Airport.
The neighborhood consists of varying architectural styles (from ultra-modern to traditional). The vast majority of single-family homes have alley-loaded garages. The types of housing also varies (including single-family, condos, live-work townhomes, row homes, duplexes, and high-density apartments).
The 80238 zip code (which encompasses almost all of the Central Park community and is entirely within the neighborhood) is known as one of the wealthiest or highest average household income zip codes in the Denver metro area.
In 2020 the local community voted to change its long-established name from Stapleton to Central Park. (Wikipedia)