Cheesman Park

While Cheesman Park has a charming mix of homes, those looking for a high-rise view condo with easy access to parks and downtown will find this neighborhood hard to beat.

Named for the park that occupies 80 acres and includes a neo-classical pavilion donated by water baron Walter S. Cheesman in 1910, the Cheesman Park neighborhood is home to one of the real gems of the city, the Denver Botanic Gardens. Enjoy its lush gardens, summer outdoor concerts and holiday events. Quiet residential streets belie this neighborhood’s proximity to the state capitol building and the heart of downtown.


  • On Capitol Hill, between 13th Ave and 8th Ave, between Race and Franklin Streets.


  • Diedrich’s Coffee (cafĂ©)
  • Liks Ice Cream Parlor – always worth the wait.

Things to do:

  • Stroll Cheesman Park.
  • Explore the ever changing Denver Botanic Gardens.
  • Aquire unique finds in the Wildflower Garden Boutique.
  • Learn a new language or how to make sushi at the Colorado Free University (2 blocks north on Colfax).
  • The New Denver Art Museum is easily within walking distance (you can’t miss it).