Cheesman Park and Denver Botanic Gardens

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Cheesman Park and Denver Botanic Gardens

Aliases: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cheesman Park is another large city park with old trees and lots of potential for migrant birds. In some winters, the stands of coniferous trees can contain flocks of finches, and they could host roosting owls at any time of year. Across the road, the Denver Botanic Gardens are worth visiting just for the extensive and fascinating variety of plant life, but they can also be quite birdy at almost any time of year.

County: Denver

Directions: From I-25: exit at 6th Ave. and go east. To reach Cheesman Park at Williams St., go north to reach the park at 8th and Williams, where parking is along the park road. To reach the Botanic Gardens from Cheesman Park, go east on 11th Ave. to York St. Go south on York to the parking garage located on the east. From 6th Ave., go north on Josephine to 11th Ave. Head west on 11th Ave. to York St. Go south on York to the parking garage on the east.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours; Botanic Gardens: 9 AM - 5 PM
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Park is free; Botanic Gardens - admission is $9.00 - $12.50 (children 2 and under free)

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations

Parking: Paved parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Denver

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facilities and trails

Latitude: 39.731306
Longitude: -104.964901

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopYes

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