Welcome to Cheesman Park
Today, Cheesman Park has transformed into an urban, lush, and hip neighborhood while maintaining its historic charm. It offers beautiful Victorian homes, Craftsman's bungalows, Denver Squares, Tudors, and stately mansions with colorful gardens, as well as luxury high-rise apartments and condos with breathtaking views.
What to Love
Given its urban location and reputation as the crème de la crème of Denver culture, architecture, and beauty, the Cheesman Park neighborhood attracts hip residents with an eye for style. There's lots to do, high walkability, and a buzzing and unique street scene.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While Cheesman Park might be small, its dining, entertainment, and shopping scene have a lot to offer, with coffeehouses, bars, boutiques, and restaurants catering to a broad range of tastes. For your morning coffee fix, try Thump Coffee, or if you're more of an ice cream fiend, check out the family-owned Liks Ice Cream, which has been serving the Cheesman Park neighborhood for more than 40 years.
For foodies, City O' City has you covered with vegan and vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This Bohemian hangout has happy hour daily with a great selection of craft beer, wine, and cocktails. Try Potager Restaurant & Wine Bar, a farm-to-table restaurant whose organic New American menu changes monthly to reflect what's market-fresh, as well as an impressive selection of wine. Also, check out Cerebral Brewing for craft beers and Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen for house-made beers & comfort food.
Things to Do
One of the first and most interesting things to do in the Cheesman Park neighborhood is to visit the park for which it was named. This 80-acre park has nearly 2,000 trees, a beautiful fountain, a big pavilion, and gorgeous mountain views, making it a go-to spot for picnics, biking, hiking, and is always filled with Denverites playing volleyball and other pick-up games. .
Surrounded by beauty and culture, Cheeseman Park borders the Denver Botanic Gardens, a stunning 23-acre park with a conservatory, a sunken amphitheater, and various themed gardens, the and Denver Art Museum. If you're an art lover, you'll enjoy the Denver Art Museum, which has over 70,000 diverse works spanning different centuries from across the world. It's known for its collection of American Indian art, as well as The Petrie Institute of Western American Art, which oversees the Museum's Western art collection. To explore the Denver night scene, you might want to join a party bike tour. South Broadway, also known as SoBo, has a vibrant late-night scene, with clubs featuring salsa, swing, techno, and indie rock sprinkled throughout.
Attend the Cheesman Park Art Fest, a free, two-day festival that takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman, where you can explore the works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more.
The annual Denver PrideFest kicks off its pride parade at Cheesman Park. This vibrant and diverse celebration unites the city’s LGBTQ+ community.
Denver County 1School District, more commonly known as Denver Public Schools, serves the community of Cheesman Park. Notable schools nearby include:
Cole Arts and Science Academy, PK-5
Bromwell Elementary School, PK-5
Dora Moore School, PK-8
Cole Middle School, 6-8
Denver East High School, 9-12