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Cheesman Park

Map & Directions 8th Ave. and Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80218
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Cheesman Park in Denver is many things to many people. It is an urban refuge to residential neighbors in densely populated Capitol Hill. It is a favorite jogging spot, a place to throw frisbees and fly kites. It is a playground for women and children. It is a place where Denver's diverse inner city people flock to. It is an exclusive greenbelt for upscale citizens who own houses and condos bordering the park. It is a place for romanticists and romantics of all persauasions. It is also a former cemetery believed by some to contain as many as three thousand bodies of Denver's earliest inhabitants. Some believe the park is haunted, others enchanted. Nearly all who come here regard it as a place of beauty.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Sports Authority on 11/22/10

    The first Sunday of each month the park's streets are closed to car traffic, making them ideal for biking, rollerskating, and other activities.

  • Casey D. on 10/28/13

    In the Fall, trees stop producing chlorophyll. The carotenoids present in the leaves can finally show through. The leaves become a bright mix of glowing yellows, warm oranges and comforting browns.

  • BigRyanPark on 10/18/13

    Go to the rose garden in the middle of the park and just sit. Breathe. And enjoy the peaceful mixture of nature and city noises.

  • John F. on 04/29/11

    In the 1800's cheeseman was denvers original grave yard until the city decided to make a park, and exumed all the bodys. The place is haunted. Go there at night.

  • Jeff J. on 05/24/10

    Drive the speed limit on your way home from work. The park has a posted speed limit of 15mph. It's not a short cut, it's a park.

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