“Polo Grounds is a park in the middle of Denver. We enjoy the proximity to Cherry Creek and downtown, and especially the privacy that the neighborhood offers.”
In 1909 the Denver Country Club formed a polo team and began to play their sport on the golf course. Quickly, the shared course became overcrowded with golfers and polo players. In 1920 , four young millionaires purchased 160 acres of property at Alameda and Steele for $62,000 and incorporated a new club for polo play. Fisher and Fisher designed the club house at 5 Polo Club Road in 1926 and games were played several times each week. As the sport’s popularity began to decrease, the polo club was closed and the property redeveloped with homes.
Polo Club Place is a small, private enclave in the heart of metro Denver, the magnificent crown jewel of the Polo area. It sits tucked behind 3 private entrances and is home to some of Denver’s oldest and most prominent families. Homeowners enjoy very generous sized lots – some over 2 acres in size. Architecture varies in style and many homeowners continue to renovate or scrape and rebuild in this coveted neighborhood. Homes are valued in the millions and land is scarce. Polo Club has its own association and architectural review board. Builders and homeowners have strict guidelines that they must adhere to when renovating and building.
The Polo neighborhoods are convenient to the charming strip of commercial development of Bonnie Brae where people wait in lengthy lines for the amazing homemade ice cream at Bonnie Brae Ice Cream. Also popular are The Saucy Noodle for family-style Italian and Bonnie Brae Tavern for the area’s best pizza. If in the mood for shopping, stop by the Bunny Gate for fabulous home furnishings or a coffee at Ink.
Boundaries: Exposition to Mississippi – Colorado Boulevard to University