Here’s a great sign that airports are coming back to life just in time for summer travel.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is reactivating the open-air public plaza between the main Jeppesen Terminal and the Westin Hotel.
Over the years, the plaza has hosted everything from outdoor movies and skating rinks to a beer garden, a concert space, and a miniature golf course.
The pandemic put a halt to that. But now the plaza is once again being used to offer a relaxing outdoor space where travelers and locals can get some fresh air and relax before, after, or between flights.
As we head into the busy travel season, DEN has once again turned the plaza into an outdoor oasis offering lounge seating, grass-like turf, native plants, and trees.
Entertainment options include live jazz performances, cornhole, and, soon, free miniature golf.
On select Fridays from 3-6 pm, the Jazz on the Park series will present a variety of local jazz bands in the plaza. Here’s the schedule:
· June 3, Danny Showers Trio
· June 17, Tenia Nelson Trio
· July 1, Danny Showers Band- “A Salute to America”
· July 15, Tenia Nelson
· Aug. 12, Danny Showers Trio
· Aug. 26, Paul Trunko and Steff Kull
A free nine-hole miniature golf course will open daily from June 17 through July 17. The hours will be from 10 am to 7 pm.
No question about it, this is definitely the Airport Amenity of the Week.