Cheesman Park is one of Denver's oldest parks. Located next to Denver Botanic Gardens, the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The classically designed pavilion honors Walter S. Cheesman, a Denver pioneer and the park's namesake. The park is also home to 8 trees that are listed by Denver Forestry as Champion and Notable Trees (www.denvergov.org/forestry).
Cheesman Park hosts activities and events throughout the year, including concerts by the Denver Municipal Band. It is a vibrant city park, offering opportunities for active recreation, as well as times for quiet reflection in the morning and evening. "Its undulating topography, mountain vistas, green lawns, and stately trees offer an oasis of shade and refuge from the busy City" (Cheesman Park Master Plan, 2008).
FANS for Cheesman Park is a registered neighborhood organization (RNO) with the City and County of Denver. As an RNO our purpose is to collectively address issues and interests in and around Cheesman. We work with city agencies, particularly Denver Parks and Recreation and City Council, to make the Cheesman Park neighborhood the best it can be for all its residents.
Cheesman Park is managed by the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation. For the past few years neighborhood volunteers have helped DPR take care of the historic rose gardens on the north and south sides of the pavilion. If you would like to volunteer 1-2 hours per week from May through September, send us an email, and we will put you in touch with the coordinators.