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Cheesman Park, Denver

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Cheesman Park is an urban park and neighborhood located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, United States.GeographyCheesman Park is located in central Denver, southeast of downtown. The Park has inexact borders, as it is framed on 3 sides by private residences, but is located in center of the Cheesman Park neighborhood, between Humboldt Street on the west, Race Street and Denver Botanic Gardens on the east, 13th Avenue on the north, and 8th Avenue on the south. The neighborhood's borders are approximately: West: Downing StreetEast: York StreetNorth: Colfax AvenueSouth: 6th-8th Avenue, depending on the sourceEarly park historyIn the late 19th century, the land that is now Cheesman Park was Prospect Hill Cemetery, which also included the land that is now the Denver Botanical Garden and Congress Park further east. The long-disused cemetery was converted to a park which opened in 1907, after city planners felt it would provide an amenity to new residents as land development moved east of the central city. The park was originally named for the US Congress who gave permission to change the cemetery to a park and was renamed Cheesman Park in honor of Denver pioneer Walter Cheesman whose family donated the funds for the neoclassical pavilion on the eastern side of the park in his honor shortly after his death.
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  • We spent a day here playing lawn games. It was a great day with friends and everyone we met was very friendly.  more »
  • Cheeseman is the perfect park for any kind of person. You can relax on a towel and soak up the sun, play some freezby with friends, take your kid to the playground, job on the path, visit the fountain...  more »
  • This park is situated in a great area of Denver, surrounded by some beautiful, historic homes. It's large and gets pretty crowded and busy when the weather is nice, with lots of people playing volleyb...  more »
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  • Beautiful park. My main criteria for my apartment was that it had to be within walking distance of Cheesman. Very safe at all times of the day (even after hours, the park really isn't ever sketchy), great place to to dog walking, clean and well maintained. Gigantic open spaces where people play volleyball, fly drones, play fetch with their dogs. Walking trails are expansive with various terrains.
  • I love this park! Great place to take your dog, lay out in the sun, or just read a book in the shade.
  • Beautiful park, spacious enough for everyone. Great spot for volleyball, running, sunbathing, reading a book, etc. Grab some Voodoo Donuts just a few blocks away and take a stroll through the park!
  • Best park in Denver for many reasons, but most importantly no Geese dirtiness like wash amd city park. Fun and young crowd.
  • Clean, lovely family place. Wish the playground was a bit more exciting... Really only toddlers there on a Saturday. Would be nice if it accommodated up to 10years Olds.