Cheesman Park, Denver
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Cheesman Park, Denver - Address, Phone Number
Address: Cheesman Park Denver, CO
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:30 am - 11:00 pm Details
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In the 19th century this used to be a cemetery. In the 20th, it was petitioned to be turned into a park, and families were given 90 days to dig their ancestors back out and relocate them. Not everyone did so; 5000 bodies remain buried here. Needless to say, the park quickly got a reputation for being haunted. Still, there's a nice neoclassical Pavilion here now that can be rented for weddings and performances, and a figure-8 carriage-way. Next to the park is the Denver Botanic Gardens. It is also the location of choice for local LGBT gatherings. As for how the park looks, it is very pretty, with lots of grassy areas, reflecting pools and views of the mountains.
Cheesman Park Information
- Park on the circular drive.
- Dogs must be on leash only.
How To reach Cheesman Park by Public Transport
- Nearby bus stop: 12th Ave & Gilpin St; 12th Ave & Vine St ; 8th Ave & Gilpin St.
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Cheesman Park is a nice place for a picnic. There are a lot of people the day that we went, playing volleyball, running, biking, etc. There's a nice fountain in a building with Corinthian columns in the center of the park which is quite lovely. Parking situation could be improved a little bit and we had to search for a few minutes to find a place, but it was worth it.. the people there were fairly friendly, in the park is dog friendly, but not everyone keeps their dog on a leash. This Denver staple is popular for a reason. Is it good place to relax and unwind after a hard week.
Well maintained. Rarely crowded, so there's plenty of space to lay down a picnic blanket, set up a volleyball net, bring a camping grill and enjoy some nature time in the heart of the city. The Botanic Gardens has an entrance/exit on the East side, albeit it's for members with a key fab only, so it's lovely for only a select few. The portable toilets leave a lot to be desired, including toilet paper, so be prepared if you plan on spending the day there.
Fun (big) park for the kiddos. There is a playground over by 12th and Gilpin area, you have to walk into the park to find it. There is plenty of sidewalks for chalk by the park too. This is a rather large park with tons of room to just bring and set up any fun outdoor activity you want from volleyball to croquet without overcrowding another party. I'll just bring a water table for the kiddos.
Cool place to visit , read up on some of the history on this place before you go. It will make your experience a lot more fun
This is a great park. Great size, lots of nice grassy area as well as clusters of trees for shade. Not as insanely crowded as other parks can get, but still full of life. Also lots of dogs here, given that it is a residential area, so great if you like dogs. Probably my favorite park in Denver.
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