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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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  • Attended an arts and crafts event here for the second year in a row. Beautiful site for it, and the weather cooperated as well, partly overcast and cooler. Seemed like mofre exhibitors than in 2016!  more »
  • I had a refreshing walk through Cheesman Park during my last visit to Denver. It was a welcome change of pace, with plenty of walkways and relaxing people. Do not miss a chance to enjoy the Denver sun...  more »
  • Park is small and not a lot to do necessarily. But we stayed near here and I went on a morning run, and it was perfect for that. Lots of locals (I assume) out running and enjoying some green space in ...  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.
  • Spacious and peaceful. Not to difficult to have a small private get together without others intruding or being too close by. Also well kept.
  • Great park in the heart of Denver. Plenty of room to have a picnic, play volleyball, or just relax under a tree and read. This park is adjacent to the Denver Botanic Gardens.
  • Great park to relax or join a volleyball game. If you bring beer, make sure it's in cans. The park rangers frequent this place.
  • Beautiful statues, great history, close to downtown Denver's restaurants and interests. Homeless and addicts, but not a terrible place

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For a touch of class near all Denver's major attractions, book a room at one of the city's historical hotels, built during the late-19th century silver rush. Denver's oldest hotels feature opulent oak furnishings, silver chandeliers, and frescoed walls, as well as spacious rooms packed with high-tech gadgets. If you're planning your visit on a limited budget, consider the affordable hostels and bed and breakfasts located outside the central part of town. Alternatively, you can also stay at one of the mid-range hotels near the airport.
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