Cheesman Park Auto-Free on Second Sundays

Want more fun in the sun this summer at Cheesman Park, free from the roar and pollution of cars and buses? Then mark your calendar for Second Sundays in the Park  – one day each month when motorized vehicles are banned from park roadways.

A summertime tradition since 2008, occasional auto-free days were recommended in the most recent Cheesman Park Master Plan. In 2012, auto-free days moved to the second Sunday of May through September so as to minimize conflict with holidays that fall on or near first Sundays. 2016 dates are May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14 and September 11. Park roads will be closed from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to enhance the pedestrian and biking experience in the park. (Note: These hours are the hours that barricades will be blocking entry into the Park via the roads. RTD has different hours for their bus schedules.)

So dust off those rollerblades, bikes and trikes, baby strollers and little red wagons, pull out the kites, volleyball nets and picnic baskets from the closet, and get ready for some old-fashioned, fun-day Sundays in the park!

Please note: If possible, please walk or bike to the park, but if you can’t, Sunday parking is available on 8th Avenue. While cyclists will have free reign of park roads, trails are reserved for pedestrians, strollers, walkers and wheelchairs. Denver Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations require cyclists to dismount when using park trails. They also require dogs to be on a leash and prohibit skateboards in the Pavilion or fountain areas. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Park road closures are made possible thanks to the efforts of District 10 Councilman Wayne New, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the Cheesman Park Advocacy Group.

Contacts: Councilman Wayne New, 720.337.7715,

Cheesman Park Advocacy Group,

by DeAnne Minner


Road Closures for AIDS Walk Colorado This Weekend

Some of the roads in the neighborhood around Cheesman Park will be closed for the AIDS Walk on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Here’s a map of the Walk route.

Here’s a fuzzy document with more info on the road closures.

All entrances to Cheesman Park are already closed to motor vehicle traffic, and will not reopen until Saturday at 6 p.m.


President Obama to Speak at Cheesman Park Wednesday Morning

From the office of Councilwoman Robb:

President Obama will be delivering a speech at Cheesman Park on the morning of Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, at approximately 10:15 am.  The White House has shared the following information in preparation for this event:

1.  Minor road closures around the park on that day prior to the motorcade arrival,

2.  Trail diversions on Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon, and

3.  Temporary diversions around the east end of 9th Avenue – 11th Avenue during event set up on Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

Every attempt to minimize disruptions will be made during this event and we appreciate your patience with this event.

UPDATE: This event is closed to the public.

No CPAG 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade in Cheesman Park

After many successful years of organizing the 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade in Cheesman Park, we are taking a break this year.  
We’re grateful for all the help and support we have received from families and local businesses over the years.  It has been a good run.  We will keep you posted about our future plans.  
Have a great 4th of July!


Emerald Ash Borer Educational Forum

CHUN and Councilwoman Jeanne Robb will co-host an educational forum on the Emerald Ash Borer threat in Colorado on Thursday, January 30th, at 6pm at the Denver Botanic Gardens (1007 York St.), in Gates Hall. 

Click here for more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that kills ash trees, and is already in Colorado. If you have an ash tree, you may want to attend.

Cheesman Park has 113 ash trees, all of which may be at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer. Here are the locations of those trees in the Park.

For Specific Info

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon This Sunday

The Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon are this Sunday, October 20, 2013. The course includes the roads in Cheesman Park. Many neighborhood roads will be temporarily closed, from as early as 6:00 am to as late as 2:30 pm (although most will open well before 2:30 pm). Click here for the complete list.

The City Park Esplanade Fresh Market will be open. For more information about getting to the Market, and other race day news, click here.

Cheesman Park Play Area Plans

A redeveloped Cheesman Park Play Area is being planned!

The Cheesman Park Advocacy Group, Councilwoman Jeanne Robb’s office, and the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation have worked together with a stakeholder’s group and Mundus Bishop Design landscape architects to develop a concept design for the Cheesman Park Play Area.

Everyone is welcome to attend the public meeting at which the plans will be displayed and described. Details below:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Where: Tears-McFarlane House Annex, 1290 Williams Street, Denver, Colorado 80218. (This is the small low building south of the Tears-McFarlane House, directly on the north side of Cheesman Park.)

Your input, and the input of your children, is encouraged! See the flyer from Parks and Rec for additional information.