National and State Register

Cheesman Park

Denver County

Vincent Scully, former Yale University art historian, described the 1898 Cheesman Park as one of the finest urban spaces in America.  The park is the masterpiece of Denver’s turn-of-the-century landscape architect, Reinhard Schuetze.

A view of the pavilion with a fountain springing up in front and a bed of flowers.

Cheesman Park

His plan features a superbly graded meadow, a beautiful undulating forest edge, fine short views within the park and long views to the Rocky Mountains, and, at the highest point in the park, a neo-classical pavilion.  The property is associated with the Denver Park and Parkway System Thematic Resource.