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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 attended a wedding at the Cheesman Pavillion and it was such a lovely setting. There are plenty of sidewalks for walking or running, lots of green spaces with both sun and shaded areas and the tree...  more »
  • We visited the Park in October and he was fine-the whole colorful, nice smelling and very calm. Umitvorenija atmosphere and joy.
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  • We attended a family wedding at the park's pavilion in October, 2016. It was a lovely fall afternoon ceremony in a classical setting. 
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  • Beautiful, big, open, rolling field, surrounded by large shade trees. Great place to place frisbee or set up a volleyball net. Be careful not to let your dog off leash, park rangers frequently ticket for leash law violations.
  • Lovely. Neighborly. Lively background history...A graveyard with mixed bones and yet I have never felt one bad, spirit. Never met anything but good folk and fine critters.
  • Great park to go and hang out read a book, play some games, or for running! Lots of green space to lay a blanket down for a little nap, gets a bit busy during Summer time!
  • Great place to make a moment happen with new and innovative ways of taking photos. Love this park
  • Really great views of the mountains! Huge park, great for a run or getting the dog out🤓