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.

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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.

Annual July 4th Cheesman Park Kids’ Bike Parade

This Thursday, July 4th, the annual July 4th kids’ bike parade kicks off with bike decorating at 9 am, on the east side of Cheesman Park. We’ll provide the decorations!

The parade starts at 10 am, on the east side of the park. The east roads in the park will be closed for the parade, until approximately 1 pm.

Free face painting, balloon art, and caricatures drawn by an artist will be available. The parade will feature Uncle Sam, the Mile High Freedom Marching Band, a fire truck, and bagpipers.

In addition to featured supporters, the parade is sponsored by Councilwoman Jeanne Robb and the Cheesman Park Advocacy Group, and is organized by CPAG (the Cheesman Park Advocacy Group).

Cheesman Park Rose Gardens

During the summer of 2012, twenty-two volunteers worked on deadheading and weeding the Cheesman Park rose garden’s twenty-two beds on both sides of the Cheesman Pavilion.

CPAG’s Kathleen Wells coordinated the project. With the support of more park volunteers, this project will be able to continue this summer. If you are interested in volunteering to work on the rose garden in the summer of 2013, email us at cpag@cheesmanpark.org .

This is an excerpt from the latest update from Neighbors and Friends For Cheesman Park (NFFCP), a registered neighborhood organization.  CPAG (the Cheesman Park Advocacy Group) and NFFCP have overlapping interests and some overlapping membership.  For more information about NFFCP, contact Jay Rust at RustKJ@aol.com .

Cherry Creek Sneak Route To Include Cheesman Park

Sunday, April 28, 2013, the 10-mile run portion of the Cherry Creek Sneak will go through Cheesman Park.  For a course map, click here and scroll down.

Several roads in the neighborhood will be closed, from 7 am until 11 am.  Cheesman Park roads will be closed to automobile traffic and bicycles during the run.  For all neighborhood road closures, click here