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  • Calendar: Highlights
    When Denver hosted its first PrideFest 39 years ago, being gay was illegal in most states and the idea of gay marriage was inconceivable, says Rex Fuller of the Colorado Gay, Lesbian,...
  • Show and Tell: Paranormal
    Our cover story this week, Alan Prendergast's "Party in the Park," looks at how Denver's park rangers are gearing up for a busy summer season. In response, Westword writers are weighing in...
  • Show and Tell: New Year's Eve
    When I'm traveling, adventure seems so much easier to fall into. I spent a good portion of 2013 on the road touring with my band, Lust-Cats of the Gutters, and without the pull of day jobs...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    If you're not yet in the holiday spirit, this weekend will get you there. Denver's stocking is stuffed with festive events, from Santa conventions to Christmas tuba concerts to holiday...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Denver’s healthy salsa-dancing community comes out to dance every Wednesday night at Salsa Central’s weekly event at the Denver Turnverein, and everyone’s always welcome....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Today’s AIDS Walk Colorado, at Cheesman Park, is a multifaceted event as well as the largest fundraiser for HIV and AIDS in the state. Aside from the annual 5K walk and a 5K qualifying...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    One of Denver's most beloved and well-known green spaces will host a new event this weekend: the Cheesman Park Art Fest. More than 100 local jewelers, photographers, glass-blowers, potters...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Go green with Chomp! The vegan supper club meets on the first Wednesday of the month; tonight's gathering begins at 6 p.m. in Cheesman Park. The price is a suggested donation of $7 to $10;...
  • Show and Tell: GLBTQ
    With the "Focus on the Families" theme setting the tone for this year's PrideFest, there will be celebrations all over the city this weekend. While the official focus of the all-inclusive...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It's been fourteen dog years since the last Lucky Mutt Strut, but the 5K fun run and walk, which benefits the MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, will return today after...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    With "Fight for Your Right to Pride" as the official theme of Denver's PrideFest 2012, the GLBTQ community is taking off its gloves -- led by four grand marshals who are also happen to be...
  • Show and Tell: Bicycling
    Along with all the other things that Denver is friendly for, bicycling is definitely at the top of the priority list. We have Denver's B-Cycle program, bike trails, designated bike lanes in...

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Cheesman Park in Denver is many things to many people. It is an urban refuge to residential neighbors in densely populated Capitol Hill. It is a favorite jogging spot, a place to throw frisbees and fly kites. It is a playground for women and children. It is a place where Denver's diverse inner city people flock to. It is an exclusive greenbelt for upscale citizens who own houses and condos bordering the park. It is a place for romanticists and romantics of all persauasions. It is also a former cemetery believed by some to contain as many as three thousand bodies of Denver's earliest inhabitants. Some believe the park is haunted, others enchanted. Nearly all who come here regard it as a place of beauty.

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