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Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

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Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12mi of paved roads and 35mi of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are facilities for camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, as well as opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, and fishing. The park also contains an outdoor shooting range.WildlifeMore than 40 mammal species roam through the park, including eastern cottontail rabbit, coyote, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, ground squirrel, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and scampering black-tailed prairie dogs.HistoryOn August 15, 1993, Cherry Creek State Park was the location for the papal mass of the 8th World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II. The event brought an estimated 500,000 people to the site.
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  • Cherry Creek State Park is such a wonderful place. Someplace right in the middle of the city where you can go and see all sorts of wildlife and something different almost every time I go there.  more »
  • Swim beach showers have not worked good for five years. Matinence is very poor. Beaches full of bird poop.;  more »
  • It was a very nice park with many things to do like, starting from walking to shooting range, Drown Fly zone, bird watching, and many water sports etc. Its a park for every one.  more »

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