A Brief History of Cheesman Park!
A local Denver park has a very interesting but slightly spooky past. What is currently the home to 80.7 acres of park space, the Botanic Gardens, and The Cheesman Pavilion at one point was the largest cemetery in the Denver area.
Today an estimated 2,000 bodies remain buried in Cheesman Park. There is no questioning the spooky and eery fact that this park is still technically a “resting place” for many “permanent” residents. However, what once was the venue for an often disheartening and sad process is now the home to exercise, fun, relaxation, and a place to appreciate nature within the city limits.
Let’s respect those before us by respecting what we have in front of us.
Chessman park is located between Humboldt St and Race St, and between 13th Ave and 8th Ave near Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
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