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Cheesman Park, Denver

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4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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 have enjoyed walks through this park. There is a nice walking path on which bikes cannot go, many trees, and vast lawns. For a place to take a leisurely stroll, this part is hard to beat in Denver. 
  • It was an enjoyable space and well maintained. Denver's parks were all so wonderful. It was a nice way to enjoy the weather and people watch. 
  • Our 5 year old especially liked the playground area. Same goes for finding the Botanical Gardens right beside Chessman Park. All great places and amazing trees. We love the squirrels and everyone was ...  read more »
  • Amazing park. So many different paths to take. Huge! So many great things about this park I don't even know where to start.
  • So much room and so many people doing various activities. I have seen people working out, setting up grills, musicians, you name it, it probably happens at this park - it is HUGE!!! Great sidewalks and water fountains, best park in Denver!
  • I dont like the fact that u have to ride ur bike in the street and people want to push u up on the cars that are park in the street and if you go to a park near down town you see alot of homless there hanging under all the spots like me only i got better spot all around
  • It's Green! It's WIDE OPEN, it's a perfect place to walk your dog, go for a jog, play Frisbee, or lay in the grass. There is always a perfect view of the sunset... so don't forget your camera.
  • Grreat park...used to be a graveyard. Just ignore cruisers and it rocks exept for dog police, Denver is taking it a bit over the top gor a dog city.
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